We are delighted to announce the appointment of Maxim Schulte as the new Head Bartender at the American Bar.
Recently awarded World’s Best Bar at World’s 50 Best 2017, the American Bar has seen only ten Head Bartenders in its 125-year history. From Ada "Coley" Coleman in 1903 and Harry Craddock in the 1920s to recent veterans, Joe Gilmore, Victor Gower and Peter Dorelli and, of course the outgoing Erik Lorincz, Schulte will be the eleventh to join a line of greats in the bar's illustrious history. We look forward to welcoming Maxim to The Savoy on 20 August.
The most relaxing way to enjoy these balmy summer evenings is listening to the dulcet tones of our musical entertainers whilst enjoying drinks or a light dinner in the beautiful heart of The Savoy. Join us from 8pm every evening: #SavoyStyle#livemusic#londonevents#londonjazz
Our carefully crafted cocktails are the result of the expertise and passion of our wonderful teams. Whether you go for cool classics at the American Bar or lavish libations at the Beaufort Bar, there's a cocktail for everyone at The Savoy. #SavoyStyle#AmericanBar#BeaufortBar#cocktails
The story of how our fabulous feline friend Kaspar came to The Savoy goes back to 1898 when South African diamond magnate Woolf Joel hosted a dinner at The Savoy for fourteen guests. At the last minute one of them cancelled. Joel decided the dinner should go ahead, but a more superstitious guest declared death would befall the first person to leave the table. Defiantly deciding to take the gamble himself, weeks later Joel was shot dead in Johannesburg. Anxious to avoid a repeat of such ill fate, The Savoy decided to provide an extra guest for every table of thirteen. Initially, a member of staff sat amongst the diners, but guests felt unable to discuss their private matters freely. Thus, in a stroke of genius, Kaspar was created – sculpted into life by architect Basil Ionides in 1926. Kaspar still joins guests for dinner, napkin tucked round his neck and a full place setting before him before slinking back to his home in the Front Hall. #KasparsAtTheSavoy#SavoyStories#Friday13th#blackcats
Our Front Hall has been a hub of activity from the moment we opened our doors in 1889. Guests have always received the warmest welcome and some of the most famous names in history have crossed the threshold. We welcome you to follow in their footsteps! #SavoyStyle#SavoyStories#tbt#Londonhistory
Travelling with little ones is a big adventure! We are delighted to welcome children to The Savoy where we have special children's libraries available packed full of excitement! #SavoyStyle#childrensbooks#lovereading