The Moose Hut bar at The Roebuck

It’s hard to make the courtyard of a pub in west London look and feel like an ‘authentic Alpine experience’, but The Roebuck this December brings you the pop-up Moose Bar.

The weather was doing its best to be helpful with the authenticity when general manager Josh and The Roebuck team launched its Christmas theme bar on Monday night. With a bit of imagination and a willingness to go with the flow, you can almost think yourself enjoying the après ski at Courchevel or Megève – almost.

On the Savoyard kitchen menu – Raclette: Raclette cheese, new potatoes and cornichons; Tartiflette& Salade Verte- Potato, shallots, lardons, wine, cream, Reblochon cheese and green salad; Sourdough pizza – a selection of thin-crust, stone-baked sourdough pizza (including vegan options).

On the Fondue menu – Three cheese fondue: Gruyère, Emmental and Comté, cooked with white wine, finished with kirsch, served with bread and cornichons.

The Chiswick Calendar’s sampling team thoroughly enjoyed the Fondue and a pizza and were quite partial to the cocktail menu. The Moose Hut Bar serves steins and an array of cocktails ranging from an ‘Alpine Berry Spritz’ to a ‘Chocolate Orange Espresso Martini’.

Après group bookings

If you’re looking for an outside office party or just fancy something different, a Chamonix Pass at £25 per person buys you a reserved area for your party to enjoy an Alpine Berry Spritz or a Bavarian beer on arrival, one item from the Savoyard kitchen menu and a MOOSE Shot-Tail.

The Val d’Isère at £35 per person buys you a reserved area for your party to enjoy all of the above and a sharing Fondue.

MOOSE, for the uninitiated, is a vodka based spirit blended with mountain botanicals and maple.

Beats the palava of having to travel to the real thing and hike up mountains. A few of those MOOSE shot-Tails and you’ll be a lonely goatherd no more.

The Roebuck is a member of The Chiswick Calendar’s Club Card scheme.

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