I was invited to The Snug Bar in Hertford this week to taste their new bar nibbles, treats from their Christmas menu and help make some Christmas themed cocktails. So to start we tried bar nibbles from The Snug Bar’s exclusive new menu, which are perfect for after work or when you’re having drinks with friends. These small dishes are freshly made and include: Honey and Mustard Glazed Sausages, Rosemary Garlic Roast Potatoes, Sausage and Tomato Roll, Fish Goujons and Chips, BBQ Pork Belly Squares, Pitta and Houmous and Homemade Scotch Egg. Then we tried their new Christmas burger, a homemade 7oz British Beef Burger topped with turkey, Cheddar cheese, smoked back bacon, bourbon and cherry sauce and pickles, served with a side of pulled pork in BBQ sauce and skinny fries – everything we tried was so delicious, I’m wondering how soon it’s appropriate to go back and eat it all over again!

We had a quick break from food, which we needed after all that, and made some Christmassy cocktails. The Snug Bar has a fantastic cocktail menu and they serve The Kraken Rum and Hendricks so that’s me won over already! My favourite of the Christmas cocktails was The Mince Pie Martini:


  • 10ml Brandy
  • 10ml Apple Schnapps
  • 10ml Cassis
  • 10ml Goldschlager
  • 50ml Apple Juice


Shake all ingredients and double strain into a Martini glass. Top with foamed milk and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg then garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve with a mince pie!

Back to the food, deserts this time. We had Eggnog Cheesecake which had a ginger biscuit base, with an indulgent cream cheese, crème fraiche, Advocaat, cinnamon and nutmeg topping. Then The Snug Trifle which had delicious layers of Jaffa Cake, fresh strawberries and raspberries, strawberry coulis, custard and whipped cream, topped with a cherry. Finally a Terry’s Chocolate Orange Sundae with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, layered with crushed chocolate orange pieces and topped with whipped cream. Amazing.

It’s so nice to do something local and experience new things where you live, I had a great time at The Snug Bar, the food and drinks were delicious. The atmosphere was warm, friendly and fun, there was good music and I liked the decor. So all in all it was a great evening and I’ll definitely be back! Make sure you check out The Snug Bar’s website and Twitter to keep up to date with their menus and cocktails.