With National Rum Day on Thursday 16th August and Notting Hill Carnival close behind, we thought it was about time we threw a rum celebration of our own – seeing as we have more different types of rum than any other bars in the UK and beyond*.

The inaugural Cottons Rum Week will take place Monday 13th to Sunday 19th August 2018 with special rum menus, tastings,  masterclasses and event across all of our rum shacks in Camden, Notting Hill, Shoreditch and Vauxhall.


Two starring rums RedLeg rum and Jamaica’s famous overproof Wray & Nephew rum will be dropping in treat select guests to complimentary cocktails, a history of their brands and tasting of the range.

Wray & Nephew rums – Cottons Notting Hill; 6:30pm Wednesday 15th 

RedLeg spiced rums – Cottons Camden; 6:30pm Thursday 16th August

*Details: All of our rum classes include a complimentary rum cocktail at the bar followed by a 1.5 hour approx. tasting and history of the rum brand. Fancy it? Here’s how to apply.

1. Follow CottonsLDN on twitter, facebook OR Instagram

2. Find our rum post and re-share tagging your preferred rum class eg. @RedLegRum OR @wray&newphewuk and MAKE SURE you include the hashtag #CottonsRumWeek

Terms & Conditions: Winners will be selected from our twitter, facebook and Instagram posts. 4 guests maximum per party. Entrants must follow @CottonsLDN on twitter, facebook or Insta to qualify.The draw will close on Wednesday 8th August and winners will be notified.



Book a table at Cottons Notting Hill or Shoreditch during Cottons Rum Week for a chance to sample limited-edition rum menus. Head chefs Marlon Edward and Mark Jackman have been busy in the kitchen experimenting with Trinidad’s Angostura rum to create 3-course rum-laced menus featuring dishes such as oven-baked sea bass served with cassava wedges with Angostura coconut rum sauce. Menus are £30 per person and include an Angostura cocktail on arrival.


New to Cottons – a rum flight will launch in all sites – offering rum lovers the opportunity to sip their way across the Caribbean, trying premium rums including:

  • Appleton reserve blend from Jamaica
  • Matusalem 15 from Dominican Republic
  • Angostura 1919 from Trinidad
  • Barbados’s Plantation 5

The rum flights will be available at all Cottons from 13th August for £20 per person. Sip the rums straight up or pair with your favourite mixer.


A menu of Wray & Nephew cocktails will be on offer at all Cottons featuring Wray & Ting; Cottons Rum Punch and a special Cottons creation all on offer during Cottons Rum Week; and look out for Wray’s Nephew & Nieces – popping up at Cottons Vauxhall for some interactive rum games and sampling on the riverside terrace on Tuesday 14th August.

For all the latest news from Cottons and for a chance to win tickets to the RedLeg and Wray & Nephew masterclasses, sign up to: http://cottons-restaurant.co.uk/cottons-club/

*Every Cottons rum shack has over 300 different varieties of rum on offer with Cottons Notting Hill in the lead currently holding the Guinness World Records title for the bar with the most varieties of rum 372.