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Our Address

Hayman’s Distillery
8a Weir Road
SW12 0NA

How to get to us

We are a 12-minute walk from Balham station (Northern line, zone 3 Overground and Underground) or a 15-minute walk from Clapham South station (Northern line, zone 2 Underground).

Est. 1863

Hayman’s Hugo

You will need…

  • 35ml Hayman’s London Dry Gin
  • 20ml elderflower liqueur or cordial
  • 1 bunch mint or basil leaves
  • cucumber
  • 1 lime
  • sparkling wine

Steps to make…

Put 5-6 of your chosen leaves, cucumber and squeeze 2-3 wedges of the lime in to a big, chilled wine glass or highball. Add the gin, elderflower and fill the glass with ice. Top with sparkling elements and add more ice if necessary. You can play around with the ratios, if you fancy it a little boozier add more sparkling wine and less soda (or even none at all). Gently stir to ensure the drink is mixed. Try not to over stir or aggressively stir and you’ll lose all those beautiful bubbles. Garnish with a sprig of your chosen herb.


You have to be over 18* to enter

* Or over 21, depending on where you live