Castle Hotel, Eynsford, Dartford

Drink

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Cocktails

The bartenders at The Castle Hotel love to experiment with the craft of cocktail making, utilizing premium spirits, cordials, bitters & juices with fabulous glassware to create bespoke cocktails and twists on old classics. Guests can indulge in a vintage cocktail, ‘Pimp there Prosecco’ or try this week’s new creation

Wine

The wine prayer

“Our wine, which art in heaven, hallowed by thy legs. They will be drunk, I will be drunk, at home, as in thy cellar. Give us this day, our daily glass, and forgive us our spillage, as we forgive those who spill against us. And lead us not to incarceration, but deliver us from hangovers. For thine is the Chardonnay, the Merlot and the Cabernet. Forever and ever. Amen”

The History of Wine

The culture of wine in Europe predates the Romans, wine was praised by poets, historians and artists in ancient Greece, however, wine was considered the privilege of the upper classes. Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, represented not only the intoxicating power of wine, but also its social and beneficial influences. He was viewed as the promoter of civilization, a lawgiver, and lover of peace. Indeed, according to ancient Greek historian Thucydides, “the peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learnt to cultivate the olive and the vine”.

Wine Today                 

Wine has evolved as part of everyday life, there’s nothing better than a French chardonnay or Italian pinot blush on a warm afternoon, or one of our great French Merlot and Argentinian Malbec with your dinner on an evening. We change our wine menus regularly serving great wines not only by the bottle but by the glass to give you more opportunity to experiment. We choose a new wine every month to add to the menu, selecting wines from not only old world but new worlds varieties to, not forgetting wines from closer to home, as we are avid supporters of our British wine makers.

Our Beers

After over 25 years in the brewing industry, Gordon wanted the Castle to provide a quality selection of beers primarily from the Kent area. The beer range is exciting with local lagers such as Whitstable Bay lager and a great local stout in our opinion much better than Guiness! With local ales such as Master Brew, Bishops finger and Spitfire Gold. Coming soon new Spitfire Lager, we will let you know when it arrives…… all from the oldest brewery in Kent.

Opinion wavers on rights and wrongs when it comes to food, wine & beer matching, certain flavours bring out the best in each other, use our guide as a rule of thumb, but most of all enjoy the wine & beer you drink! Be aware we cook with wine, sometimes we even put it in the food!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Castle Hotel, Eynsford, Dartford

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