If you like gin you’ll love this small bar tucked in an alleyway off the high street in Ashby. And even if you don’t, you might be persuaded to change your mind by the vast selection of flavoured gins on offer here, which are a cut above your standard Gordon’s. In total Monkey Tree has more than 200 gins available, and the menu matches a selection of them with their ideal tonic under intriguing names such as Bakewell Tart, Spit Roasted Pineapple, Unicorn Tears and (would you?) Death's Door. If this leaves you none the wiser, the bar staff know their stuff and are happy to advise. The bar itself is a tiny place, housed in a low-beamed old building full of character, and it can get hot and busy, with drinkers spilling out into the alleyway. You can follow your gin apéro with a meal in the attached restaurant.
The Monkey TreeTiny gin bar with a mighty selection of gins
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