A Squiffy Picnic at Cahoots

London has always been the home of fun, quirky, and down right British events – and Cahoots Squiffy Picnic is the best of the best when it comes to this. Think Champagne, Victoria Sponge, picnic baskets and a good ol’ fashioned knees-up in a venue that takes you right back to the 1940s! 
Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

Even if you’re not dressed the part when you arrive, make sure you don the appropriate hat to enjoy your tea! 

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic
I was a touch early (as always..!) and so sipped on my welcome cocktail, a Sipsmith gin based delight as I chatted away merrily to the very friendly waitresses and admired the venue. 
Cahoots Squiffy Picnic
Cahoots is a wonderful venue, set in an old air raid shelter and all made up to look like an old train station – and it’s done so well, you really do feel as though you’ve been happily transported back in time. 
Every detail has been taken care of, from the old railway seats…
Cahoots Squiffy Picnic
To old posters, lampshades and old train maps – I adored it!
Cahoots Squiffy Picnic
As Steph arrived our lovely waitress brought out our paper sandwich bags, tied up with tiny little clothes pegs! 
Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

 As well as Steph’s spiffing welcome cocktail! There are 3 options for the Squiffy Picnic, all with the same food options, but a variation in alcohol, whether you’d like ales, wines or Nyetimber sparkiling wine.

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

We tucked into our sandwiches, in typical classic British fashion, of jam sandwiches, smoked salmon, cucumber and horseradish and ham – delicious! A real treat as we caught up all about post graduation life and what London living has been like for us both.

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

 I have to say I rather enjoyed my new hat…! It was a real treat to have such a fun afternoon tea without the formal airs that are usually present in the fabulous London hotels.

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

Wanting to toast our catch up in true style we both opted for the Nyetimber Sparkling Wine option. After we had time to enjoy our sandwiches we were brought out first picnic hamper!

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

And the bubbles were popped…

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

Poured and enjoyed!

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

There was a little elderflower cordial on the table in case we fancied a little concoction of our own, which was a really lovely touch.

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

Like two schoolgirls on Christmas morning we quickly began unwrapping our goodies and seeing what was in our hamper! Being the big kid that I am, the first thing I did was build the paper plane whilst supping my sparkling wine, ’cause I’m a big kid who’s allowed the fun bubbles now!

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

We devoured grapes, cherry tomatoes, sausages, pork pies – and that was just for the savoury selection – whilst chatting, playing a few rounds of cards. A perfect British afternoon don’t you think?

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

Now, the shortbread – as a Scottish gal I can be quite fussy about this – but I absolutely adored it! Buttery, crunchy and all round moreish – it was exactly what shortbread should be!

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

Slices of Victoria Sponge, all wrapped up, were soon nibbled at as we opened our second bottle of Nyetimber. If you’ve not had Nyetimber before, you’ve got to get your hands on a bottle as it’s my favourite English sparkling wine and is a real treat.

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

Just as we thought it couldn’t get any more exciting we remembered that we still had our second, post picnic hamper to enjoy! The second hamper is brimming with damson vodka and delicious Fentiman’s tonic water and a cheese and biscuits plate, as well as the classic Cahoots newspaper, aka their cocktail menu.

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

 We merrily emptied our hip flasks into our picnic mugs, added our tonic water, and enjoyed the delicious tasting damson vodka cocktail!

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic
A right jolly knees up if you ask me! And a fabulous, fun and relaxed afternoon tea – a real treat, and an experience that I would really recommend.

Cahoots Squiffy Picnic

Grab your friends, your boyfriend or your mum, and head to Cahoots for a very Squiffy Picnic – it’s an experience that you can’t miss!

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Our Squiffy Picnics were complimentary as part of the press launch but all squiffiness, opinions and photos are my own. 

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