Memsahib Marvels and Gin & Tea Bar Heroes

by Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar in Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 15th April 2021 we successfully raised £11,856 with 146 supporters in 42 days

Help support Memsahib Gin & Tea Bar by raising up to £15,000 in forward sales so that we can develop our business further and bounce back.

by Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar in Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Exceeding our initial target of £10,000 will allow us to develop our exciting plans for the future even faster and potentially pursue other initiatives and add to the Memsahib Gin & Tea Bar range of experiences.


We have steered ourselves through an unprecedented challenging period. Thanks in part to Government support we have been able to retain all our staff. Revenues have been cut dramatically and in the latest lockdown limited to just Hamper Sales as the nature of our kitchen and location, made take-away and home delivery unviable. Despite all of this we are looking forward to the future with confidence with some exciting new plans, including our first cookbook and expanding our programme of events.  All of this & our survival will be made eminently more possible with support from this “pay it forward” crowdfunding appeal.

Please pledge on our tempting selection of rewards or simply share this campaign far and wide amongst your friends. Together we can emerge from this stronger and enjoy seeing our plans come to fruition and the many experiences we have to share.

We hope that in the coming weeks Covid-19 restrictions will start to ease, and with your support, we will thrive again. We can't wait to throw open our doors and to welcoming back our customers, many of whom have become great friends.

There are lots of ways you can support us, by treating yourself or someone close to you to our new Crowdfunder rewards. Through these “Pay it Forward” options, we hope to raise the £10,000 or more to allow us to bring our plans to life!



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£90 or more

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Date Night

Menu price £110, for our backers £90. Enjoy our special Tasting menu or Vegetarian Tasting Menu [vegan friendly] with a perfect accompanying drink. Fabulous idea for a date night. You will be sent a gift voucher for your Tasting Menu with drinks for two.

£10 or more

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A BIG thank you

Get an e-voucher for a gin and tonic and a big thank you for supporting us!

£20 or more

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Keep calm and cook on

Cook Memsahib Gin and Tea Bars' signature dish in your kitchen. Our house blended ‘Railway Lamb Curry masala’ for four will be sent to you with cooking instructions.

£20 or more

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Nobel Tea Collection

Get your hands on one of our Tea Books, which are presented in the goody bag at the Nobel Laureate Award. Choose a volume; these selections of luxury tea are carefully tested and sourced by our partner and rare tea collector the London Tea Exchange.

£20 or more

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Lesley's first book

Savour a gin & tonic while reading a signed copy of our hometown author Lesley Sainty’s ‘Taking the Waters’ - 1827: The height of Cheltenham's regency boom. A gift voucher will be provided for the Gin & Tonic.

£30 or more

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Keep your Gin up

Selection of 3 tea-infused gin from our house crafted range will be delivered to your door.

£30 or more

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Memsahib Cookbook and a Gin & Tonic

Be the first to receive our cookbook. A signed copy with a voucher for a gin & tonic will be posted through your door.

£40 or more

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Message on a Bottle

Add a bespoke message to our gin bottle. Beautifully presented and packaged can be delivered to you or a nominated address.

£40 or more

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Gin-dependent woman

Put £40 behind the bar for the lady and her friends to enjoy a true Memsahib gin drinking experience. A gift voucher of the value would be sent to you.

£40 or more

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Gin Roulette

Enjoy three gins from our house crafted range. They are beautifully presented and paired with tonic.

£40 or more

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Afternoon Tea for two at Memsahib Gin & Tea Bar

A perfect way to savour your weekend afternoon. Enjoy our Indian street food take on afternoon tea, refresh yourself with your selection from our beautiful range of high-quality teas or a cheeky gin & tonic. A gift voucher for your Afternoon Tea for two will be sent to you.

£40 or more

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Talk the talk, walk the walk

Enjoy a walking tour of Cheltenham with Col Skillicorn (played by local actor Phil Collins), learn about the town's regency history and connections with India. As the appetite builds up, finish the tour enjoying an afternoon tea experience at Memsahib Gin & Tea Bar. You will be sent a Gift Voucher for this experience.

£45 or more

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Buy £45 of Gift Vouchers and let us top it up

Make a pledge by buying £45 of Memsahib Gin & Tea Bar Gift Vouchers and we will top them up to £50.

£50 or more

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Ready, steady, cook

Spend your Sunday afternoon learning to cook Anglo Indian food followed by a delicious 3 course lunch. You will be sent a Gift Voucher for this experience.

£50 or more

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Gin Infusion Masterclass with Afternoon Tea

Experience infusing gin first hand, have a gin & tonic at the bar followed by Afternoon Tea. End the afternoon drinking tea then take away a goody bag with your own infused gin in it. You will receive a Gift Voucher for this experience.

£50 or more

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Gin and Tea Home Infusion Kit

Receive 3 of Memsahib's 20cl London dry gin and 3 sets of infusion ingridients with instructions for home infusion. Our gin your way. Cheers!

£50 or more

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Memsahib Club Membership

Lifetime membership and the benefit of 10% discount on items in our shop, experiences and any purchase at Memsahib Gin & Tea Bar.

£70 or more

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Gift Hamper - Gift that gives back!

The Memsahib Gift Hamper comes in a beautiful wicker basket. The hamper includes 3 x 200ml Tea infused handcraftedMemsahib Gins, 1x Uji matcha drink, 1x aromatic tonic water, 1x lemonade, Festive tea collection box, homemade chocolate truffles, dehydrated mixed fruits for garnish and a £10 Gift Voucher. As a thank you, we will take £10 off its regular price. For every one purchased, we will donate a school bag to a child in Bangladesh.

£90 or more

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Buy £90 of Gift Vouchers and let us top it up

Make a pledge by buying £90 of Memsahib Gin & Tea Bar Gift Vouchers and we will top them up to £100.

£180 or more

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Afternoon Tea Party Time

Menu price £200, for our backers £180. Book a weekend Afternoon tea at Memsahib Gin &Tea Bar. Enjoy an afternoon tea party with 10 guests. You will receive a Gift Voucher for this experience.

£500 or more

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Leave the drinks to us

Enjoy our tasting menu for up to 10 guests. We will cover the cost of the drinks. You will receive a Gift Voucher for this experience.

£500 or more

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Hire us for your Private Party

Hire us for up to 80 guests and we will pay £100 towards your bar tab. You will receive a Gift Voucher for this experience.

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