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We are often asked for details on the delights that await you at The Oxford Blue. Here you can browse through a selection of tasty treats.

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  • Classic

    In 1999, it was settled that the finest Assam tea would be imported to compliment Tregothnan’s original China-type leaves, and to create the most authentic breakfast blend ever. Exclusive and hand-plucked, our Classic Tea is not a novelty – it is a blend for serious tea drinkers.

    As Bernard-Paul Heroux put it so perfectly, “There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.”

    A delicious blend of hand-plucked Cornish Tea from Tregothnan and the finest Assam Tea from India. This tea is dairy free, gluten free, and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

    Infuse for 2 to 4 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea – we recommend 3 minutes of infusion time before pouring.

    Remove the infuser – the leaves will have expanded to three times their original size. If you would like further cups once the teapot is empty, simply replace the infuser with the same tea leaves and add more water.

    Classic Tea can be served with or without milk and sweetened with honey or sugar to taste.

  • Earl Grey

    200 years after Prime Minister Earl Grey enjoyed this wonderful blend, his direct descendant (Lord Falmouth is the eighth great grandson of Sir Charles Grey) has created the ultimate tribute. US tea blogger Geoffrey Norman recently raved about Tregothnan’s “perfect Earl Grey,” which he described as “the most British Earl Grey. Ever.”

    Tregothnan’s Earl Grey is simply infused with pure, natural Bergamot oil – it is both invigorating and uplifting, yet subtle and sophisticated.

    Perfect hot with a slice of lemon, iced on a summer’s day, or blended with gin or vodka for a tinglingly good Earl Grey Martini.

    A premium blend of Cornish tea from Tregothnan, the finest Assam from India, and a natural Citrus Bergamia oil. This tea is dairy free, gluten free, and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

    Infuse for 2 to 4 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea – we recommend at least 3 minutes of infusion time before pouring. Whole leaves take a little longer to steep, but the short wait is well worth it.

    Earl Grey is usually served without milk but a splash can be added. Ideal with a slice of lemon, you can also sweeten it with honey or sugar to taste.

  • Afternoon Tea

    The first tea grown in England, Tregothnan’s Afternoon Tea is hand-picked on their estate in Cornwall and blended with the Champagne of teas, Darjeeling. This is the most quintessentially British beverage.

  • Green Tea

    Tregothnan Green Tea ticks all the boxes – it is rich in health benefits as well as having an incredible flavour.

    Tregothnan tea grows in inimitable conditions and is from the same type of bushes as those from which Green Tea was first discovered in China. The process of creating black teas varies here, as oxidisation is replaced by steaming so the fresh leaves retain their natural green colour.

    A devoted drinker recently said: “Tregothnan Green Tea is not bitter like others that I’ve tried – I have to say it is the best I’ve ever tasted!”

    Green tea contains powerful antioxidants that help fight illness plus nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. It can relieve the feeling of fatigue, boost the immune system, reduce cholesterol levels, and reports show that it can also help you lose weight. It also removes toxins from the body naturally and safely.

     

    Infuse for 2 to 4 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea – we recommend at least 3 minutes of infusion time before pouring. Whole leaves take a little longer to brew, but the short wait is well worth it.

    Remove the infuser – the leaves will have expanded to three times their original size.

    Green Tea is usually served without milk. You can also sweeten it with honey or sugar to taste.

  • Manuka Tea Herbal Infusion

    Exclusive to Tregothnan, their Manuka tea herbal infusion has a distinctively sweet spicy flavour. Grown at Tregothnan since it was first introduced from New Zealand in the 1800s, bees feed on this pretty bush to make Manuka honey. Manuka bushes are celebrated for their antibacterial properties used both internally and externally, and are even used by nurses to dress wounds.

  • Nettle Tea Herbal Infusion

    From the Tregothnan gardens in Cornwall, their Nettle tea herbal infusion is refreshing, aromatic, nutritious, and cleansing, with a fresh natural sweetness and richness. Considered the healthiest tea of all, it is full of nutrients including vitamin A and C, zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium and silica.

  • Chamomile Tea Herbal Infusion

    Tregothnan’s Chamomile tea herbal infusion is a relaxing, caffeine-free infusion – golden yellow in colour with a sweet, earthy apple taste and aroma. Grown and picked on the Tregothnan estate, this plant is a mild sedative, it is fabulous to drink at night to encourage a better quality sleep.

  • Peppermint Tea Herbal Infusion

    This refreshing and cleansing Peppermint tea infusion uses whole peppermint leaves from Tregothnan. With its super menthol powers that aid digestion, prevent nausea, beat stress, tackle headaches, relieve heartburn, soothe muscle aches, and ease asthma, this infusion is clean, clear and naturally caffeine free. Enjoy this intensely flavoursome tea as an after-dinner digestif.

  • Lemon Verbena Tea Herbal Infusion

    Tregothnan’s Lemon Verbena tea herbal infusion is one of Tregothnan’s best-selling tea infusions, this tisane is made from cut Lemon Verbena leaves to give a wonderfully rich lemon scent and piquant taste when infused. Zingy, zesty, fresh and subtly spicy with a tangy bite, this tisane is the perfect after dinner digestif.

  • Red Berry Tea Herbal Infusion

    Tregothnan’s red berry tea infusion includes strawberries and raspberries from their Kent estate, apples from their Cornish orchards, English marigolds, and pretty blue cornflowers. Surprisingly complex with an intense red colour to match its punchy taste, this bright infusion is perfect for thirsty summer days. The zingy fruit flavours balance perfectly with fresh floral notes for a rich palate.

  • Espresso (Short Black)

    One shot of Diemme Aromatica’s balanced mix of Arabica and Robusta beans (70%/30%) creating a slightly sweet flavour that boasts a balanced bitter taste.  Free from acidity and not astringent.  A generous dark hazelnut cream accompanies this blend and an intense aroma with notes of nuts and spices leaves a distinct and persistent aftertaste.

  • Double Espresso (Doppio)

    Two shots of Diemme Aromatica’s balanced mix of Arabica and Robusta beans (70%/30%) creating a slightly sweet flavour that boasts a balanced bitter taste.  Free from acidity and not astringent.  A generous dark hazelnut cream accompanies this blend and an intense aroma with notes of nuts and spices leaves a distinct and persistent aftertaste.

  • Single Macchiato

    One shot of Diemme Aromatica’s balanced mix of Arabica and Robusta beans (70%/30%) creating a slightly sweet flavour that boasts a balanced bitter taste.  Free from acidity and not astringent.  A generous dark hazelnut cream accompanies this blend and an intense aroma with notes of nuts and spices leaves a distinct and persistent aftertaste.

    Topped with steamed milk and foam

  • Double Macchiato

    Two shots of Diemme Aromatica’s balanced mix of Arabica and Robusta beans (70%/30%) creating a slightly sweet flavour that boasts a balanced bitter taste.  Free from acidity and not astringent.  A generous dark hazelnut cream accompanies this blend and an intense aroma with notes of nuts and spices leaves a distinct and persistent aftertaste.

    Topped with steamed milk and foam

  • Americano (Long Black)

    Hot water topped with with an a single shot of Diemme Aromatica’s balanced mix of Arabica and Robusta beans (70%/30%) creating a slightly sweet flavour that boasts a balanced bitter taste.  Free from acidity and not astringent.  A generous dark hazelnut cream accompanies this blend and an intense aroma with notes of nuts and spices leaves a distinct and persistent aftertaste.

  • Cappuccino

    A single shot of Diemme Aromatica’s balanced mix of Arabica and Robusta beans (70%/30%) creating a slightly sweet flavour that boasts a balanced bitter taste.  Free from acidity and not astringent.  A generous dark hazelnut cream accompanies this blend and an intense aroma with notes of nuts and spices leaves a distinct and persistent aftertaste.

    Topped with  steamed milk covered with micro-foam that is then sprinkled with chocolate.

  • Latte

    A single shot of Diemme Aromatica’s balanced mix of Arabica and Robusta beans (70%/30%) creating a slightly sweet flavour that boasts a balanced bitter taste.  Free from acidity and not astringent.  A generous dark hazelnut cream accompanies this blend and an intense aroma with notes of nuts and spices leaves a distinct and persistent aftertaste.

    Topped with  steamed milk covered with micro-foam.

  • Flat White

    A single shot of Diemme Aromatica’s balanced mix of Arabica and Robusta beans (70%/30%) creating a slightly sweet flavour that boasts a balanced bitter taste.  Free from acidity and not astringent.  A generous dark hazelnut cream accompanies this blend and an intense aroma with notes of nuts and spices leaves a distinct and persistent aftertaste.

    Topped with  steamed milk.

  • Luscombe English Apple Juice

    Organic apples from the orchards of Kent and Herefordshire are pressed into this classic blend, this tasty number has an impressive depth of flavour.

    Tasting notes

    A delightful match for traditional roast pork and crackling, this versatile juice is also fantastic paired with cold ham and chicken, simply grilled sweet fish, green leafy salads and goat’s cheese.

     

  • Luscombe Orange Juice

    Simply the best fruit, grown in glorious day long sunshine. It is pressed and bottled pure, free from any additives.

    Tasting notes

    Simply juice with nothing added, our Orange Juice has a subtle citrus flavour. The ultimate lunchtime accompaniment, best enjoyed with a traditional lunch.

  • Luscombe Sparkling Apple Crush

    All the freshness of our classic English Apple Juice, lengthened with Devon spring water and lifted with a gentle sparkle.

    Tasting notes

    Extremely versatile, Sparkling Apple Crush works perfectly with a range of mouth-watering hot and cold pork dishes. It’s the must-have drink to accompany a traditional Ploughman’s lunch.

  • Luscombe Lime Crush

    Sri Lankan limes and Sicilian lemons combine to make this gorgeously refreshing fruit crush.

    Tasting notes

    Our classic Lime Crush works exceptionally well with Mexican dishes – especially tortilla chips with fresh tomato salsa and guacamole, tacos and quesadillas. Grilled fish, chicken, prawns and chilli dishes also pair particularly well.

  • Luscombe Raspberry Crush

    Crammed with sweet and succulent raspberries, this tongue tingling crush is bursting with fresh taste and multi award-winning zing.

    Tasting notes

    Vibrant and fruity, Raspberry Crush is the perfect substitute for rosé. Pair with game terrine, smoked duck breast, chicken, venison or soft cheeses such as Brie.

  • Luscombe Cranberry Crush

    A captivating blend of rich cranberry juice and soft Damascene rose water come together to create this unique crush.

    Tasting notes

    A festive favourite, Cranberry Crush is a joy when served with a traditional roast turkey and wintery game dishes.

  • Luscombe Sicilian Lemonade

    A classic still lemonade of sharp Sicilian lemons rounded off with an indulgent splash of Madagascan vanilla.

    Tasting notes

    Our sharp, intensely flavoured Sicilian Lemonade is best served alongside Mediterranean dishes such as pasta with roasted tomatoes, tapenade, olives and grilled chicken with garlic and herbs.

     

  • Luscombe Cool Ginger Beer

    Just as complex with the taste of fresh root ginger, but for those with a cooler temperament, this modern classic yields a subtler warmth than the Hot Ginger Beer.

    Tasting notes

    A cooler ginger beer with a gentle hint of spice, this is glorious with light chicken and prawn stir fries, pulled pork, barbecued chicken and Central American dishes. Moist, crumbly fruitcake and dark chocolate also pairs particularly well.

  • Luscombe Wild Elderflower Bubbly

    Elderflowers hand-picked in the June sunshine infuse this classic drink. The gentle sparkle lifts the floral notes for an elegant taste.

    Tasting notes

    An English classic, this versatile soft drink goes equally well with sweet or savoury delights. Enjoy with party nibbles such as smoked salmon canapés and mini quiches.

  • Luscombe Damascene Rose Bubbly

    The heady aroma of Damascene rose petals marries with muscat grape and Sicilian lemon juice to create a delicate drink.

    Tasting notes

    Gently effervescent and delicately fragranced, our Damascene Rose is perfect served on its own. It also pairs well with canapés or white fish, as well as seafood dishes such as fresh scallops.

  • Sekforde Botanical Mixer For Rum

    Lime and fresh herbs give a sophisticated edge to the molasses, enhanced with subtle floral notes. Sekforde’s long bittersweet finish draws out the other flavours in your rum – typically tropical fruits in a golden rum; more woody and spicy as you drink a darker spirit.

    Tasting notes

    Aged rums exhibit a broad flavour spectrum, and with Sekforde, the mixed drink is reflective of the character of the spirit. Lime is a classic partner to rum, but Sekforde offers a great deal more. The initial rum taste is always sweet, with hints of tropical fruits, vanilla, caramel, through to molasses in the darkest and stickiest of rums. We complement these flavours with a combination of aromatic herbs such as sage, lightened with rose – fresh and aperitivo-like on its own, this combination lends a sophisticated depth to the sweetness of the rum. The rum’s finish, typically spicebox or tobacco, is lifted with a refreshing finish including a hint of mint.

  • IMPORTANT:

    We are working towards building the best cheese board in the UK – ever! This sometimes means it’s on the board and offered to our guests before the poor web editor can read the email.

    Essentially – if the supplier turns up with a new cheese to taste and we go WOW – then it’s going to be waiting for you that day, with the staff briefed ready to let you know what awaits.

  • GOATS CHEESE
    • Cherwell
    • Tor
    • Cerney Ash
    • Dorstone
    • Golden Cross
    • Tipsy Billy
    • Eve
    • Rosary Ash

  • SOFT CHEESE
    • Flower Marie
    • Tunworth
    • Sharpham
    • Maighean
    • Waterloo
    • Wigmore

  • HARD CHEESE
    • Pennard Ridge
    • Spenwood
    • Mrs. Kirkhams Lancashire
    • Ford Farm Cave Aged Cheddar
    • Lincolnshire Poacher Double Barrel

  • WASHED CHEESE
    • Rachel
    • Golden Cenarth
    • Number 5 Goddess
    • Morn Dew
    • Boxer
    • Baron Bigod

  • BLUE CHEESE
    • Cote Hill
    • Crozier Blue
    • Blue Monday
    • Lanark Blue
    • Beenleigh Blue
    • Harbourne Blue
    • Royal Bassett Blue
    • Stilton

  • Beers on tap
    • Republica, Lager, Windsor and Eton Brewery 4.8%
    • Treason, IPA, Uprising 5.8%
    • Curious Brew, Lager, Chapel Down 4.7%
    • Guinness, Stout 4.1%

  • Ales on tap
    • Guardsman, Windsor and Eton Brewery, 4.2%
    • Windsor Knot, Windsor and Eton Brewery, 4%

  • Bottled Beer
    • Gipsy Hill, Hepcat IPA, London 4.6%
    • Savernake Gluten free Stout, Wiltshire 5.3%
    • Bond Brews, Best of British Bitter, Wokingham 4.1%
    • Alcohol free, Rothaus, Germany 0.5%
    • Hefeweizen (Wheat beer), Rothaus, Germany 5.4%
    • Vedett Blonde, Duvel Moortgat, Belgium 5%
    • Kriek Brut, Liefmans, Belgium 6%
    • Gouden Carolus Classic, Het Anker, Belgium 8.5%
    • Gouden Carolus Ambrio, Het Anker, Belgium 8.5%
    • Gouden Carolus Tripel, Het Anker, Belgium 9%

  • Cider on tap
    • Orchard Pig Reveller, Cider 4.5%

  • Bottled Cider
    • Cornish Orchards Pear, Cornwall 5%
    • Pilton Cider, Somerset 5%

  • After Dinner Drinks
    • Malibu
    • Baileys Irish Cream
    • Tia Maria
    • Cointreau
    • Jägermeister
    • Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
    • Amaretto Disaronno
    • Pallini Limoncello
    • Luxardo Sambuca
    • Grand Marnier
    • Sipsmith Sloe Gin
    • Drambuie
    • Poire William Eau de Vie, Miclo
    • Grappa Monovitigno Il Moscato 41%, Nonino
    • Chartreuse Green Liqueur

  • Liqueur Coffee
    • Irish Coffee – Jameson
    • Baileys Coffee – Bailey
    • Italian Coffee – Amaretto
    • French Coffee – Grand Marnier

  • Other Hot Drinks

    Choc – au – Lait

    All about simplicity: a wooden stick with a cube of real Belgian Callebaut chocolate on the end, served with a cup of hot milk.

    We offer three different flavours; Vanilla, Milk and Dark Chocolate.

  • Apéritif
    • Martini Bianco
    • Martini Rosso
    • Ricard
    • Campari Bitters
    • Aperol
    • Kir
    • Kir Royal
    • Manzanilla Deliciosa, Valdespino, Spain
    • Fino Inocente Single Vineyard, Valdespino, Spain

  • Gin
    • Sipsmith London Dry Gin
    • Hendricks Gin
    • The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
    • Blackdown, Sussex Dry Gin
    • Monkey 47 Distillers Cut Dry Gin

  • Vodka
    • Sipping Vodka, Sipsmith, London, England
    • Belvedere, Poland
    • Grey Goose, France
    • Stolichnaya Elit, Russia

  • Cognac
    • Louis Royer VSOP
    • Hennessy XO

  • Armagnac
    • Janneau 5 years old
    • Janneau XO

  • Brandy, Calvados
    • Somerset Cider Brandy 10 Years Old
    • Dupont Calvados VSOP
    • Cardenal Mendoza, Solera Gran Reserva, Brandy de Jerez

  • Tequila, Mezcal
    • Espolon Reposado Tequila
    • Tapatio Blanco
    • Montelobos Mezcal
    • Patron Silver

  • Rum

    White Rum

    • El Dorado Blanco 3yo, Guyana
    • Banks 5 Island Rum, Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados and Guyana, Java
    • Owneys Craft White Rum, New York

     

    Golden Rum

    • El Dorado Gold 5yo, Guyana
    • Mount Gay Black Barrel, Barbados
    • Santa Teresa 1796, Venezuela

     

    Dark Rum

    • Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, Venezuela

     

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    Sekforde Botanical Mixer especially for Rum

  • Cocktails
    • Rose Bellini
    • Ami`s Gin
    • The OB Garden Cocktail
    • Negroni
    • Sloe gin Negroni
    • Sipsmith London Cup
    • Aperol Spritz
    • Old Fashioned
    • Martini
    • Espresso Martini

  • HOME MADE
    • Smoked Cashew Nuts

    Make your own:

    1. 125g of Cashews, 2g of Salt, 2g Smoked Paprika, 1g Garlic Powder, 1 Pinch of Pepper, Smoked Olive oil.
    2. Cook at 180ºc for 8 minutes – shaking throughout.
    3. Enjoy!

  • Kent Crisps

    A range of crisps focusing on everything Kent has to offer.

    • Kent Crisp – Sea Salt
    • Kent Crisp – Sea Salt & Vinegar with Biddenden Cider
    • Kent Crisp – Ashmore Cheese & Onion
    • Kent Crisp – Roast Beef & Spitfire Ale