Summer Oysters and PIMM’s

03 Jul 2014

In the early 1820’s London's dandiest loved to partake in oysters and gin. But with its bitter tang, gin was knocked back, not savoured.

Enter shellfish-monger James Pimm and his famous central London 'Oyster Bar' in 1823. Patrons soon swallowed oysters with the PIMM'S 'house cup'.  Gin flavoured with liqueurs and fruit extract, this more palatable long drink kick-started what we now know as the great British PIMM’s.

On Thursday 3 July 2014 at 18:23 we would like to celebrate this British tradition by having oysters and PIMM’s at The Oyster Shed while watching the sun go down on the Thames.