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Saturday 12 January 2019
18:00 - 22:00
Tickets from £8
Something A Little Different, Pop-Up, Live Music, Date Night
Live Music
South London

Yer Tiz Lovers! Midnight Apothecary 2019 kicks off on Saturday 12 January with an ancient appley affair. Gather round the fire and get the heart pumping for Wassailing, the traditional old Twelfth Night celebration. It's a chance to warm your cockles, aided by some cider-based concoctions (and other heart warming cocktails). Non-alcoholic versions always on hand for the serene and sanctimonious.

This ancient ceremony blesses the fruit trees in anticipation of the bountiful new season. For the seventh consecutive year, we will process to the apple tree in the lower garden with Wassail and sing some Wassail carols led by the Butler of the Ceremony and starring the Wassail Queen, alongside the amazing folk musicians GreenTrad who hail from down the river in Greenwich. Bring lanterns and torches to read the songsheet. Delicious hot food will be available and of course the usual toasted marshmallows round the campfire. The  garden will be decked with giant flares alongside a roaring firepit to toast your complimentary toasted marshmallows. Hot Deluxe Wassail Punch will be available outside (and hot mulled apple juice) while down the Grand Staircase and into Brunel's vast Underground Chamber you will be able to enjoy our beautifully themed Wassail cocktails at our full cocktail bar alongside more music and dancing with GreenTrad.   Amazingly delicious hot food will be available in the Engine House from Piccalilli Caff.

Wassail gets its name from the Old English term "waes hael" meaning "be well". The Saxon response is "drink hael" meaning "drink and be healthy". What more could you want from a crisp winter's evening than to gather round the fire when nights are at their shortest? Join us for another magical evening.

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Brunel Museum
Railway Avenue, London, SE16 4LF


Nearest station:
Rotherhithe (Rail)


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great night, great place, great people, great food and entertainment Visited Brunel Museum on 2019-01-12
by on March 15th, 2019

A splendid evening,great veggie food and delicious mulled Non alcoholic drinks.The music and singing were good as well. Visited Brunel Museum on 2019-01-12
by on February 1st, 2019

Extraordinarily expensive food and drink; the £2 markup by 'DesignMyNight' adding to the pain! Visited Brunel Museum on 2019-01-12


Hello. I'm sorry you think our food and drink is expensive. Our cocktails are £9 each and our beer and mocktails are £4 each. We use the highest quality local alcohol like Jensen's gin, Hiver beer and Anspach & Hobday pale ale. We make all our own infusions by hand using organic ingredients wherever possible and serve premium sodas from Square Root Soda in Hackney. Our cocktails are known for their very generous measures. I think you'll find we are incredibly competitively priced with other similar venues and bars who also pride themselves on using the best, freshest and seasonal ingredients they can find.
by on January 21st, 2019

Great experience good music food and drink Visited Brunel Museum on 2019-01-12
by on January 17th, 2019

We had a nice time at the Midnight Apothecary, the setting is beautiful and very unusual. Loved the decorations, fairy lights, bonfire and candle torches. Felt that the food and drink was very expensive for what it was. Were also disappointed that there wasn't more music playing after the 'tree blessing', we left about 30mins after this as couldn't afford more drinks and weren't sure how long we'd have to wait for more music / dancing. Enjoyed the host and the characters, who had great outfits. Visited Brunel Museum on 2019-01-12
by on January 14th, 2019

Really nice evening however given it was a WASSAIL event we would have expected more Cider options.... Visited Brunel Museum on 2019-01-12
by on January 14th, 2019

Great night good food drinks entertainment good service great met some lovely people venue itself is beutifull and unusual Visited Brunel Museum on 2019-01-12
by on January 14th, 2019

Great fun, great crowd, well organised, great band, good food, fun was had by all, we will definitely be back xxxxx Visited Brunel Museum on 2019-01-12
by on January 14th, 2019

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