Aspall cider – The Fat Cat

Aspall cider - The Fat Cat

This was the first time I’d tried Aspall Cyder and it was delicious. It’s made in the same county where the bar was located so I thought it was cool to try a local product. And even better that the product was alcoholic, lol! The English can definitely drink but I was up for the challenge.
The Fat Cat, Ipswich ENGLAND

We came to Suffolk County for a wedding and stayed with family in Ipswich. I’d never been to Suffolk before so I was really excited. We took the train from London and it was great to see the beautiful English countryside. The Suffolk visit was blisteringly quick – we arrived on a Friday night, attended the wedding on Saturday, then went back to London on Sunday morning. It would have been nice to spend a little more time to explore the quaint surrounding areas. Maybe next time!

Suffolk wedding
The outdoor wedding was held at the couple’s beautiful countryside home. They set up everything in their garden (which they had built and planted from scratch only a few years prior). I was amazed at how lovely everything was and felt fortunate to have attended.

Legendary cocktails – Hubbard Grille

“Hubbard Grille was proud to host our ‘Become Legendary’ cocktail-naming contest in which patrons submitted cocktail names. Fans voted & celebrity judges deliberated, listed below are the nine newly named cocktails, try one and enjoy! All cocktails are $10.” – Hubbard menu

But on Sundays, the cocktails are only $5. Heck yeah! I liked that the cocktails were tried were very different and all of them tasty. Sundays at Hubbard are the way to go!
Hubbard Grille, Columbus OH

Little Miss Rosemary Hubbard Grille

Little Miss Rosemary – named by Ron Hosenfeld. Watershed vodka, rosemary syrup, lemon juice, lemonade; served in a chilled martini glass, garnished with a sprig of rosemary.

Cider House Rules Hubbard Grille

Cider House Rules – named by Allen Cochran. Absolut Citron vodka, apple cider, Pama liqueur, cinnamon sugar rim; served in a short rocks glass.

Rumdog Millionaire Hubbard Grille

Rumdog Millionaire – named by Holly Beach. The Kraken black spiced rum, basil, honey, 7-up; served in a short rocks glass.

The Housecat Hubbard Grille

The Housecat – named by Samantha Giesige. Fireball cinnamon whiskey, apple cider, OYO whiskey, amber maple syrup; served in a short rocks glass garnished with an apple slice.

Hubbard Grille beer

We sat at one of the tables next to the bar that has a couple beer spouts attached. Unfortunately, they were experiencing a glitch in their system to the spouts were working that day, but it’s a great idea. Apparently your table is charged by the amount of beer that you pour.