Take home a one of a kind cocktail recipe, suited to YOU at a new Bletchley Park themed pop up

Fancy unlocking the codes and making a one-of-a-kind cocktail, never to be seen again?

After the successful launch of ABQ, the renown Breaking Bad-inspired cocktail bar, Lollipop is launching another experience based cocktail bar, called The Bletchley.

This cocktail bar takes its cue from the secretive world of Bletchley Park, a covert government-run operation that enlisted some of the U.K.’s brightest minds to build a machine capable of doing the unthinkable: unlocking the Nazis’ undecipherable and impregnable battle codes.

This machine, invented by Alan Turing and his team, shortened World War II by two to four years, according to some historians, and ushered the dawn of modern computing.

The new pop up concept is already proving popular amongst Lollipop’s community with the waiting list for tickets currently standing at just over 2,000.

Lollipop has enlisted some of the brightest experts in cocktail mixing to create an experience that is one of a kind, and will see customers reveal their hidden cocktail preferences and desires in a drink.

For just a few months only, The Bletchley is inviting a select group of patrons to try its new invention.

Those lucky few who grab tickets will get to sit in the war room and input basic data into a cipher machine that will decode “personality” into a small menu of ingredients.

This coupled with odour and colour preferences will be all the clues patrons collect before using radio-style telephones to transmit the ingredients to the back office where a cohort of mixologists will expertly “map” out the ingredients into perfectly proportioned recipes.

At the end of the experience, guests will be given an envelope that holds their tailor-made, highly classified recipes to take home.

A sketch of the interior

The recipes made will never be used again at The Bletchley, making the cocktail experience truly unique in every way.

“After breaking boundaries at The Bunyadi by bringing our clientele closer to nature, this new endeavour aims to give our clientele the feeling they’re unique, truly special in every way,” said Seb Lyall, founder of Lollipop, the collective behind The Bletchley and The Bunyadi.

“Crafting cocktails from a myriad ingredients requires mixologists who are comfortable with experimentation and who consider their work to be art. As with all of our projects, we put a lot of effort into thinking about each and every detail,” Mr. Lyall added.

The ABQ Breaking Bad pop up

“The Bletchley, while giving our community a very unique experience, will also hopefully educate people about the amazing contribution Alan Turing made to the betterment of this world”

Lollipop plans to open The Bletchley at a soon-to-be-disclosed central London location this spring for a few months only.

The intimate bar will accommodate 22 people at a time. Customers will pay £30 to enter this cryptic world of cocktails, with sign up now open on their website here.

Alfie Green
Alfie Green

You bring the rum, I’ll bring the raspberries. Perfect daiquiris all round.

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