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The House Lounge: Pop-up Cocktail, Wine & Gin Bar-now closed for 2021
19th November - 22nd December
20/12/2021: Trading update
We’ve had a wonderful few weeks at the House Lounge, but with Covid now providing a considerable challenge ahead of Christmas, we’ve decided that it’s sensible not to open on 22nd December as we had originally planned in order to keep you and our team safe ahead of the festive break.
Thanks ever so much for supporting the bar this year. The team looks forward to seeing you on the lawns again in the late spring when re-open for our third Lawn Bar season! In the meantime, stay safe and have a very Happy Christmas!
The Island’s favourite pop-up bar venue will be returning again this winter as we get ready to celebrate Christmas and post-covid freedom in style!
With last year’s House Lounge events being such a huge success, we can’t wait to get back open later in November 2021, so if you’re looking for an alternative and safe place to socialise that’s not a pub, then your prayers will be answered here at Northwood House in Cowes!
We’re a destination cocktail, wine & gin bar with a cool lounge vibe, giving you something just a little bit alternative and good in these strange times.
We’ll be open to our wonderful guests and friends, new and old, at weekends from Friday 19th November until Christmas, with Christmas party bookings* also available for up to 30 people in a group (maximum). You can even order food in advance from our House Lounge food menu if you want to make a night of it with friends or work colleagues.
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you details on how to book a table/group and order food online.
Feel Good Fridays…
On Fridays we will be opening from 5pm to 12pm where you can enjoy our “Feel Good Friday” social, where you can celebrate the end of the working week with a relaxing drink with friends …the perfect way to unwind with an Espresso Martini, bottle of fine wine or even a pint of lager!
You’ll love the trendy lounge bar soundtrack on a Friday with guest Lounge DJ’s from 8pm to really get you in the mood for the weekend to follow…and after these difficult two years we all need something good in our lives on a Friday to look forward too!
Our resident DJ’s every Friday are the “Know Music” DJ’s (DJ Sminky, Juan Solo & Miss Purdy), so the relaxed House Lounge vibe is going to be right on point!
Admission is free before 9.30pm, but a £3 fee applies per person after that time, subject to space availability.
Supercool Saturday Socialising...
On Saturdays the House Lounge will open its doors from 2pm until 12am…the perfect place to escape the winter gloom with friends and forget about all the troubles in the world.
With an up-beat uber-cool sound track of Balearic-inspired house and nu-disco beats and the best selection of drinks in our part of the Island (we think!) it will certainly be a great destination through until closing time, so get ready to make us your new “place to be”.
So whether it’s for “early-doors” afternoon relaxing with a bottle of prosecco, pre-dinner G&T’s, a post-match pint…or your main Saturday night cocktail-fuelled soirée, then we’re here for you!
Our guest Lounge Bar DJ’s from 8pm until 12am with be the legendary DJ Maxx-Traxx on 20th Nov & 4th Dec, with deep house supremo DJ Martin Davies (The Hut, Bestival) on 27th Nov and 18th Dec, currently booked to provide the soundtrack to your night out.
As we hit the week before Christmas, we will be open on Wednesday 22nd December (5pm -late) for your last chance to get you in the mood for the seasonal celebrations to come. So dress to impress and lets get the party started! Book now to avoid disappointment our final date of 2021!
Delicious food and snacks:
We offer a delicious range of simple yet sophisticated range of food at the House Lounge, all prepped to order. From Anti-pasto or Continental cheese platters for one person or two, a round of melted Camembert with dips…or even a delicious dessert. You can pre-order to guarantee availability by emailing us email@example.com and we’ll send you an order link.
Covid Safety is our priority…so like all good hospitality venues, we will have a list of recommended guidance for you to follow to keep everyone as safe as possible. We’ll publish these in November and update regularly when the latest guidance is available.
Keeping things simple always works best, so you wont find a complex booking system in place here. You can simply make an email booking in advance, phone or email us on the night to see if we’ve got space… or just walk-up and take a chance. Space is limited though so if you would like to reserve a lounge table for a particular time it may be wise to save any disappointment if you are planning special night out.
Email us in advance at: firstname.lastname@example.org
-include your name, mobile number, group number and required booking time (and we will confirm back as soon as we can).
You can also use this email to make general enquiries too.
On the day (and only once we’re open): you can phone our entry desk (Fridays 5-10pm, Saturdays 2-10pm) on: 07 377 070 209
-this is to make a quick reservation or check space availability at the current moment.
As with all hospitality venues, walk-up entry is subject to availability and can’t be guaranteed, sorry.
Entry to the Lounge: Please use our Rotunda main entrance of Northwood House, located in the centre of Northwood Park, Cowes. Following the entry signage instructions and covid safety measures indicated. The check-in/enquiry desk is located in the main function room corridor inside the main building.
Table/seating: Is arranged spaciously in ratten-style lounge seating with arm chairs and sofas, along with taller poseur style tables. Seats are arranged for the following sized groups:
1-2 people 3-4 people 5-6 people 6 people+
We only have a limited number of each type, available on a first come, first served basis, so pre-book early to guarantee a space.
Travel: We have free car parking after 6pm in our Park Road Car Park if you are driving. If you coming by bus, then take the Northwood Park bus top in Park Road using the No1 bus service from Newport. It’s a short 2-minute walk to Northwood House from there (head for the large church in the park and walk to the left- the house is just beyond)
Right admission reserved and subject to venue seated capacity. Once full we cannot admit any further guests.
Advanced booking recommended after 7.30pm to save disappointment
Please wait to be admitted and seated by a member of our team.
Over 18’s only, with a Challenge 25 policy in place on the door and inside the venue.
Table service in operation with no bar queuing- please bring a mobile phone to access out online ordering menu.
No anti-sociable behaviour at any time, this is a sophisticated venue for grown ups and we keep it that way.
Please respect our Covid Policy:
- Do not enter if you have Covid, feel unwell or are self isolating for any reason.
- Always sanitise your hands thoroughly upon entry after using the bathroom.
- There is no requirement to wear a face covering until seated, but you should if you feel more comfortable doing so.
- Use our online app for ordering drinks and queuing with others at the bar (which is not permitted).