REVEREND JW SIMPSON
Welcome to Reverend JW Simpson, a cosy cocktail bar with a quirky design, giving an insight into the life of the former inhabitant. Offering an entirely seated service and with a seasonal menu featuring a combination of incredible ingredients and inventive presentation, Reverend JW Simpson is the go-to spot for date night, as well as providing the perfect environment for catching up with friends.
Our namesake, the good Reverend may have been permanently consigned to the depths of obscurity were it not for our enthusiastic builders. Having begun the demolition of the basement we discovered living quarters and after some investigation, we found reference to a Reverend JW Simpson of the parish of Fitzrovia, who occupied the flat until 1986.
We drew a picture from various remembered scraps of the collective neighbourhood memory and decided that he was a rather lovely chap who wasn’t a stranger to the odd tipple. Reverend JW Simpson still retains the original room dividers, wall coverings, flooring and tiles subtly exposing the former building’s kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom. All around are signs and mementos of the former occupant and we, his self-proclaimed disciples, raise a glass to our namesake.
At Reverend JW Simpson we love our cocktails and put a great deal of care and love into creating an imaginative and varied menu. We love to work with seasonal ingredients and can often be found foraging in our free time. Having earned an impressive reputation for the quality of our cocktails, the Revs team are well known for our use of obscure and little known spirits such as mead, sherry and horchata. We endeavour to make sure there is something on the menu to suit every palate and character, from those with adventurous natures to the traditionalists amongst you. If you don’t find what you’re looking for on the menu please just talk to one of the Reverend’s disciples who will be happy to match you with your perfect drink.
KELLEY HILL: HEAD DISCIPLE
Kelley joined Bourne & Hollingsworth two years ago having migrated from the melting pot of great bartenders that is Reading, and after stopping at some iconic London venues, joined the Reverend JW Simpson team, where she became an integral part of the B&H Group family. Committed to exceptional effortless service she is well known both to her regulars and the London cocktail bar scene for her amiability and knowledge about all things boozy.