Located beneath London's largest Living Wall, recently replanted with more than 6,000 herbaceous plants to breathe life into our surroundings, bbar is a vibrant cocktail bar and restaurant in the heart of Victoria.
Our new menu pays homage to our South African heritage with signature classics and new dishes given a modern twist, from Boerewors Eggs Benedict with chilli chutney biltong to The Gatsby Sub, a Western Cape pulled BBQ short rib of beef. Our braaibroodjie is also a must-try - a unique take on the famous South African grilled cheese sandwich.
Alongside this exceptional new menu, we have live mix sessions and DJ sets throughout the week, as well as signature cocktails or mocktails created by our resident mixologists.
The Ashford Estate itself has some great cycling trails and the countryside, with its relatively quiet roads and spectacular scenery, is a cyclist’s idea of heaven. Cycle hire is available at the hotel and we can suggest a variety of popular routes.
Improve your skills with a mountain bike lesson and choose between a private one-to-one or a group session. From beginners to advanced cyclists, our qualified MBLA instructor is on hand to offer advice and tips.
For the more enthusiastic rider, we can arrange guided bike tours which is an amazing opportunity to see Cong and learn of its history and heritage. Departing at 10am or 2pm daily, the tour duration is two hours and caters for all levels of ability.
Half-day bike rental: €25 per adult, €20 per child (under 16 years old)
Full-day bike rental: €40 per adult, €30 per child (under 16 years old)
Private 90-minute cycle tour: €55 per adult, €35 per child (minimum age of 8 years old). Minimum of 2 people.
Connemara three hour guided cycle tour: €110 per adult (three people minimum)
2/3-hour mountain bike lesson and trail ride: €90 per adult, €60 per child (minimum age of 8 years old). Minimum of two people.
Enjoy kayaking on the River Cong accompanied by an experienced guide. It's a great way to spend an afternoon and is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.
Our three-hour pedal and paddle experience is the perfect opportunity to explore the Ashford Estate firstly by bike and then by water. Catering for all levels from beginners to the more experienced, the tour starts with a cycle along the quiet leafy lanes that lead to huge expanses of mountains and valleys. You'll travel along the river bank and take in the breathtaking views of the Ashford Estate, and out onto Lough Corrib in your kayaks where you'll discover the wonderful peace and tranquillity of this beautiful location.
Depart at 10am or 2pm.
2 hour Corrib kayaking: €75 per adult, €55 per child (must be at least 8 years old). Minimum of two people. Departure at 10am or 2pm.
Pedal and paddle tour:
3-hour pedal and paddle tour (cycle and kayaking tour): €90 per adult, €65 per child (minimum age of eight years old). Minimum of three people.
2 hour stand up paddle boarding: €75 per adult (two people minimum) €55 per child (minimum age of eight years old and comfortable in water)
Advance bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
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