Our founding figure: the Widow Bourne

Our business was founded more than 320 years ago by a woman we know only as “the Widow Bourne”. Although we no longer sell tea and coffee, we’re incredibly proud of our roots as a grocer’s. Little is known about the mysterious woman who founded our business in 1698. We don’t know how or when […]

Our neighbours: John Lobb

In the last article of our series for the autumn/winter issue of No.3 magazine, we follow in the footsteps of St James’s most well-heeled gentlemen to speak to Jonathan Lobb, of the eponymous shoemaker. For many in St James’s, doing business is very much a family affair. “I’m trained as a last maker and master […]

Our Rum Orchard Sour cocktail

What could be more warming on a chilly day than a dram of Barbados Rum? Here it’s combined with the perfect balance of sweet and sour ingredients to lift spirits and warm cockles. Ingredients 20ml lime juice2 teaspoons of apricot jam1 pinch of cinnamon50ml Barbados Rum1 egg white, or use Aqua Faba for a veggie […]

King’s Ginger Mulled Cider

The King’s Ginger comes into its own in the winter, and its balance of warming ginger and citrus lend themselves perfectly to plenty of cocktails. Here’s one that works well when you’re coming in from the cold. Ingredients The King’s Ginger 50mlCider 150mlApple juice 150mlLemon sliceCinnamon stickBlackberries Method Pour The King’s Ginger, cider and apple […]