Cocktails are normally the preserve of trendy suburban hotels or fashionable cocktail bars. However, here at Plumber Manor we believe we could lay claim to the best cocktails in Dorset!

Richard has been creating cocktails in his own inimitable style for decades and is now a true cocktails connoisseur. Order a Bloody Mary and watch him create a cocktail sensation with the zest of the real enthusiast and an extra special twist!

Below are Richard’s Bloody Mary ingredients and his Dry Martini ingredients.

Is there no end to the appeal of Plumber Manor?

How to Mix a Bloody Mary – Plumber Style

  • Masses of Worcester sauce
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • Celery salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash or two of Tabasco sauce
  • Ice
  • A generous slug of Vodka
  • Schweppes tomato juice
  • A slice of lemon
  • Another twist of black pepper
  • A good slug of dry Sherry to top it off
  • Shake


How to Mix a Dry Martini – Plumber Style

  • Firstly, chill the glass by either putting ice in it or by putting the glass in ice.
  • Then put lots of ice in the cocktail shaker
  • A very generous slug of good Vodka
  • A bare teaspoon of Martini
  • Shake vigorously
  • Then take the chilled empty glass and wipe round the rim with a slice of lemon
  • Dip the rim in sugar
  • Pour liquid from the cocktail shaker into the glass
  • Add a slither of lemon rind


The family that built this splendid Jacobean country manor house in the 1600s, has been entertaining guests for over 400 years and still it continues. The Prideaux-Brune family are such genial hosts, you’ll feel you have been invited as guests of the family, one of the oldest in Dorset. It’s the pedigree of Plumber that sets it apart from other country house hotels.

Exclusively Yours means there are no other hotel guests apart from you and your family or friends, clients or colleagues, depending on the nature of the occasion. You will all appreciate not only the splendid hospitality but also the manor house itself, the superb open fires, the portraits, the antique furniture and the surrounding gardens and countryside

“Fabulous place, fantastic food and service thank you.”

(Guest Book)

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