Names can be deceiving. And that's certainly true of this Kensington hotel bar. Because although it’s called The Stables at the Milestone, it's not just a place to pass through on the way to somewhere else. This bar should be your ultimate destination.
Set in a Grade II listed building, the beautiful 17th century architecture and extensive drinks menu belies such a modest name. And it's the same for our signature cocktail: The Old Fashioned. Because really, it's anything but. We follow the traditional New Orleans recipe, but we've added something special at the start, and a theatrical twist at the end.
Rather than whisky straight from the bottle, ours has been barrel-aged for 60 days in Canadian maple syrup and vodka. And then there's a final flourish that elevates it from a drink to an experience – your cocktail is presented in a glass dome filled with shisha smoke, releasing hints of apple and orange when you lift the lid.
And we believe that commitment to exceeding expectations is also the secret to a truly great bar. The drink is undoubtedly at the heart of everything. Yet it's the extra touches – from enticing surroundings to world-class service – that really set it apart. That's The Milestone Stables, and that's The Milestone Old Fashioned.
Drinks: Served all day
Light menu: 10.00am - 11.00pm
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7917 1000
Food & Beverage Manager: Fabrizio Russo
"Only using the finest quality of fresh ingredients, and a passion for fine British cookery, our aim is to provide guests with memorable experiences - from fine dining to Afternoon Tea, to picnics in the park."
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