Wednesday, September 24

World's Greatest Bar Fridge (hotel not bad, neither)

Surely I can't be the only traveller who despairs at the state of the modern bar fridge? I have noticed an increasing trend among the more affordable 'otels to provide empty fridges, which is like leaving an empty packet of crisps in the room. The one above (at the magnificent Ham Yard Hotel in London) is so good I had to photograph it for posterity. Tiny in proportion, the dinky icebox contained a half bottle of Krug, some decent NZ Sauvignon Blanc, Sipsmith dry gin and a couple of bottles of Asahi. Everything a thirsty guest may need, in fact. Hats off to the person responsible -- the selection is even more remarkable because Ham Yard has one of the most elegant and well-stocked bars in the capital. An astonishing hotel.

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