Spirits cocktails and wine

SkyLounge DoubleTree Leeds

Granary Wharf is sometimes overlooked as a place to go for drinks however, being a stone’s throw from the station, it is one of Leeds’ best kept secrets.

Oliver Parker- Up close magician wowing the crowds at the event

Oliver Parker- Up close magician wowing the crowds at the event

We first went to Double Tree because my brother and his girlfriend where staying at the hotel whilst visiting us in Leeds. It must have been good as they have stayed there on several occasions since.

Other Half and I love nothing more than popping up to the SkyLounge at the end of the night, not only is it one of the easiest places for us to get a taxi home from, the service is good and their range of spirits makes it the perfect place for a night cap.


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Hobgoblin, Imperial Red & The Black Wych – The Other Half Reviews Three Ales

Hobgoblin Ale

Hobglin Ruby Ale From Wychwood Brewery

Here at Really Nice Food – I’m usually on the receiving end of great new recipes and restaurant reviews. It’s a great position to be in, but often I don’t feel I can contribute much that is unique. As the ‘other half’ I just don’t get many opportunities to share my ‘wisdom’.

However, when Rebecca was asked to review three beers from Wychwood Brewery I jumped at the chance. I’m typically a lager drinker but like to dabble with craft beers on occasion and I’ve been looking to widen my range. The first thing I should tell you is the Wychwood beers are really distinctive in appearance. Even if you’ve never had one, just like me, you will instantly recognise the illustrative labels.

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Mojito Making at Sandinista

Mojitos will always remind me of my first holiday with the other half and the fact that we had to wait until we got to Havana (a good week into our holiday) before we had a chance to sample them.

Tonight we only had to put up with a hair-raising journey into leeds in the back seat of the taxi driver from hell. Seriously red lights meant nothing to this guy.

Anyway, we made it to Sandinista and were in dire need of a drink. The other half went for a Quilmers- his favourite, whereas I went for one a Manzana con Especias one of the cocktails on special promotion for Leeds Loves Cocktails.

Manzana con Especias

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