Flexible cancellation available. Cancel without charge up until 3pm the day before arrival. Full cancellation policy here.

Flexible cancellation available. Read more.

Close
Close

Book Direct on our website for exclusive benefits

  1. Enjoy 25% off food & drink in our lounge*
  2. Best room rates and terms
  3. Priority room allocation
More than 5 rooms? Click here. *from 12noon daily

Error

There was an issue submitting the form.

Please ensure all fields are filled in correctly, or try changing your parameters.

If this issue persists, please try booking by clicking here.

close icon
Wined, dined, thoroughly intertwined
2nd November, 2017

Wined, dined, thoroughly intertwined

Wine, like many of the things we hold dear, offers much provenance. Stories and folklore around its culture exist in part due to the difficulty of bottling it, but also how each bottle is a reflection of a place in time. The great characters within the business of wine, and of course those who passionately enjoy drinking it, help drench it in dramatic intrigue. But two folks feel this intrigue needn’t be elitist anymore.

In 2013 a pair named Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew joined forces to create a magazine centred around wine and its own unique culture, but without the air of exclusivity. Choosing to name themselves after one of the most intrinsic elements of creating wine, ‘Noble Rot’. A phrase used to describe the fungus in the grape that gives wine its increased sugar and flavour. You might argue that Dan and Mark were an unlikely pair, given their backgrounds. With careers spanning from food and drink to record label executive Andrew and Keeling, it’s easy to say certainly understood the culture.

But in this unique pairing, Noble Rot magazine developed a loyal following. Their insight into wine culture, along with its tastemakers, who each help make the landscape of wine what it is today, makes for a refreshing new take on a vintage aged beverage. Previous contributors to the magazine have included the likes of chefs from Pierre Koffmann to Fergus Henderson and Yotam Ottolenghi. Prolific names such as Francis Ford Coppola and Brian Eno have also both contributed to articles within the magazine. Covering subject matter like “Three decades of British food in 30 dishes”, “Wines from the ancient ocean” and “Chef’s Secret Weapons” to name a few.

As with any display of knowledge, the magazine soon spun out a retail endeavour and Noble Rot the wine bar and restaurant, was soon born. Located on Lamb’s Conduit Street in an 18th Century building, it is an ode to yesterday’s wine bar but thoroughly accessible. From the Lincolnshire Smoked Eel to the Lamb Sweetbreads and the Roast Guinea Fowl Andrew and Keeling have assembled something special to even the most educated palette. Housing wines such as Pinot Noir The Heartbreak Grape, Nebbiolo & other Piedmont reds and the Riesling, Gruner Veltliner. Offset by a striking cellar and artwork, inspired by the magazine’s covers, Brian Eno would surely blush.

The magazine is based in London and published every four months.

For more information noblerot.co.uk

Wined, dined, thoroughly intertwined

Further Reading

Read all >
17th December, 2021 Go Vegan for £5 this January

We are offering vegan breakfast for just £5 when you book direct with us this January!

Read on >
16th December, 2021 New Year's Day Bloody Mary's

It's a new year & we’re here to make things easier - an ice-cold Bloody Mary with your breakfast should do the trick.

Read on >
15th December, 2021 Enjoy homemade gingerbread this Christmas at The Pilgrm

We’ve got our chef Ian with us over the festive season, serving up homemade gingerbread for those spending Christmas at The Pilgrm! Available when you book direct over Christmas.

Read on >
22nd November, 2021 The Pilgrm x Universal Works – Under Embargo

Sometimes sustainability stems from an attitude about responsibility – and for The Pilgrm and Universal Works, this is definitely the case. We have once more come together to create a capsule collection of easy-wear separates that have been designed and manufactured with a shared recycling vision.

Read on >
17th November, 2021 The bright, bold works of Peter Denmark

This winter, The Pilgrm has the privilege of displaying the works of the late Peter Denmark. The self-taught artist, exhibited in London at various venues and galleries from the late 1970s, including the iconic Colony Room Club and The Groucho Club in Soho.

Read on >
15th September, 2021 Brekkie on us this autumn

Escape to London this autumn with the code BREKKIE and you’ll receive breakfast on us! Valid 22.09.21 until 21.12.21.

Read on >

Hello lovely guests, friends and neighbours!

Our guests can always expect the warmest of welcomes and a most comfortable stay. Should you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly team via hello@thepilgrm.com.

Click here to find out more
close icon

Subscribe

Sign up to The Pilgrm for good news, edits and invitations to the things we love to share and enjoy.

close icon

The Pilgrm uses cookies

Cookies are necessary for the site to function properly.
We use cookies to track traffic and to optimize our website.

Ok by me!