Belvoir Castle is throwing a huge summer party at the Engine Yard on Saturday 15 June to mark the official opening of its new cocktail bar.

A ‘Great Summer Party’ will take over the Engine Yard on Saturday 15 June with a day packed full of entertainment for all the family to mark the official opening of The Balloon Bar, the latest addition to the £3m artisan shopping village.

What’s on 

The fun starts at 10am with live music, children’s entertainers including balloon artists, a traditional Punch & Judy show, old-school games and lots more for all the family to enjoy.

The brand new Balloon Bar will offer hand-crafted cocktails and mocktails, specifically created for the new venue by the resident mixologist and inspired by the Belvoir gardens, along with delicious tapas to enjoy within relaxed and intimate surroundings.

The Cocktails

Choose from cocktails inspired by the hot air balloon theme such as ‘Up, Up and Away’ and ‘Around the World’ or enjoy a ‘Japanese Blossom’ or ‘Duchess’s Garden’ inspired by the castle’s stunning gardens.

Emma, Duchess of Rutland, says: “We’re delighted to be able to bring this new bar to visitors to the Engine Yard. It’s a lovely place to spend time with family and friends with its distinctive interior, as well as an outside terrace for those sunny days. Our summer party offers something for everyone to enjoy throughout the day, as well as the chance to sample a hand-crafted cocktail or something from the delicious tapas menu.”

Opening times

From 23 June, The Balloon Bar at Belvoir will be offering Sunday lunches. Evening meals will be available from 27 June every Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the rest of the year; tapas is also available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Gin Bar and Fuel Tank is available for private hire throughout the year.

Also this weekend at the Engine Yard is the Farmers Market, which takes place on Sunday 16 June and every third Sunday of the month.

The Balloon Bar is the latest addition to the multi-million-pound artisan shopping village. Alongside the new cocktail bar, the Engine Yard champions local businesses and great British brands. Stall holders include a host of artisan retailers all within the grounds of the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland.

The ‘Great Summer Party’ at Belvoir’s Engine Yard runs from 10am on Saturday 15 June.

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