FRINGE PREVIEW – The Pommery Bar and special events for 2014

The Signet Library will play host again to the Pommery Champagne Bar throughout the city’s most celebrated season

Back for 2014

Housed in Edinburgh’s beautiful Signet Library, the Pommery Bar is back from 1st August until Monday 25th August 2014.

This year, the sophisticated pop-up has a distinctly Scottish feel, with unmissable Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo packages, indulgent Sunday whisky experiences, and ‘meet the brewer’ events with samples of locally brewed artisan beers. The much-loved sold out champagne events from 2013 will also be returning, including the incredibly successful tutored tastings with Pommery’s UK ambassador, Sara Hicks.  Tickets for the tastings are available from the Edinburgh Fringe Box Office.

The cafe bar has become known as the place to see and be seen during Edinburgh’s festivals, while providing the perfect place to soak up the festival atmosphere with a glass of bubbly.

Open daily from 12 noon until late, food will once more be a highlight.  The popular pop-up bar is famed for its spectacular champagne afternoon teas and exquisite locally sourced seafood, as well as firm favourites: whole roast lobster with hand cut chunky fries and the superb Pommery Burger.

Special events for 2014

Fringe Champagne Tasting Tutorials
A unique experience for champagne lovers and novices alike – engaging and energetic tutored champagne tasting presented by the UK Ambassador of Pommery, Sara Hicks, you will be guided through four unique seasonal Pommery champagnes, before enjoying sharing platters with a glass of Pommery Brut Royal. The event takes place on Wednesday 13th at 5.30pm, Thursday 14th & Friday 15th August at 1pm. Buy Tickets Here. These tutorials sold out last year, so don’t delay in buying your ticket.

4 Beers & A Burger Meet the Brewer
This year, as well as lovely bubbly, the bar is stocked with brilliant beers from local lads Knops Brewery. People love their awesome ales and there’s a chance not just to sample the beers, but to meet the brewer and hear the tales behind the ales. While enjoying a Pommery Burger, you’ll hear from the brewer, learn about ale production and have an opportunity to ask questions and, of course, try all four beers. The event takes place at 7.30pm on Monday 4th, 11th & 18th August and tickets cost just £25. Buy Tickets Here

Annabel Meikle, The Whisky Belle

Chocolates, Whiskies & Cocktails
A luxurious experience for an indulgent Sunday afternoon. An engaging and interactive introduction to whisky where you’ll taste two whiskies and two whisky cocktails showcasing The Famous Grouse family and paired with exquisite chocolates from The Highland Chocolatier. These events take place at 2pm on Sunday 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th August and tickets cost £25. Buy Tickets Here

Single Malt Sundays
Take a journey around Scotland in a glass. Sample four regional single malt whiskies and be expertly guided through the variety of styles. Enjoy a selection of Scottish tapas bites made to enhance the experience. Perfect for sharing with friends. The events take place at 5pm on Sunday 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th August and tickets cost £40. Buy Tickets Here

Further information

The Pommery Bar is open Monday to Saturday from 12pm – late and Sundays 12.30pm – late until 31st August 2014. Reservations can be made on 0131 225 0652.

More information about the venue can be found on the Signet Library website.

You can find the bar on twitter @PommeryBar and on Facebook.

Children are welcome into the Pommery Bar at all times. There is no dress code. Smart-casual comfortable Fringe clothes are fine, making it a perfect venue for before or after a show.

Suitable for disabled? Yes the bar area is on the ground level and completely accessible and there is a bathroom for disabled use on the ground floor.

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