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The grass is always greener at Chukka

25th April 2013 Print

Summer is just around the corner and to celebrate the arrival of the longer, lighter evenings, Archer Street will be transforming their downstairs bar into a polo-inspired lounge; Chukka.

Guests will walk straight into the pages of a Jilly Cooper novel as they enter the chic equestrian haven, coinciding with the start of the polo season. Quirky design features will include an astro-turfed bar, mallets and horse shoes decorating the walls, perfectly complementing Archer Street’s playful stripy sofas and cushions. In addition, a partnership has been confirmed with England Polo International player, George Meyrick, which will see one of the intimate alcoves endorsed and branded by him.

Regardless of the weather outside, Chukka will transport you to a summer meadow, where the champagne will be flowing and the music playing until dawn. The venue will also launch a bespoke cocktail menu, fit for a polo champion. Leading the field will be drinks such as, The Chukka, a twist on a classic Mojito churning Hendrick’s Gin and Pimm’s with fresh mint and lime, a dash of sugar topped with ginger ale and Hooves on Fire, made with Jose Cuervo Tradicional, shaken with fresh red chilli, Limoncello, passion fruit and balanced with vanilla syrup, served to you by staff kitted out in specially created polo shirts, supplied by Polo lifestyle company, Polistas. No summer season is complete without bubbles, so Chukka will be serving the finest fizz from London’s first exclusive Billecart-Salmon Champagne bar.

Chukka will have nightly entertainment, with resident DJ’s spinning the decks and regular pop-up performances from the talented team. To celebrate their partnership with top polo player, George Meyrick, Chukka have created a special, tantalising sharing cocktail; The Meyrick’s Fizz Punch. Made with Ketel One Vodka, passionfruit, raspberries and rose liqueur topped with Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve this is perfect way to ensure that the celebrations get off with a bang.

If you fancy horsing around this summer, head to Chukka at Archer Street.

Chukka at Archer Street
3-4 Archer Street, Soho, London, W1D 7AP

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