It’s been months in the making. No, seriously, we’ve been saying this for some time now.

Those familiar with our little slice of Frederick Street will know that the last few months have seen a lot of work going on upstairs. It may be a little later than planned, but perfection understandably takes its time. We’re now happy to announce that Sam Boulton is ready to serve up Brummie spirit by the cocktail-shaker-full.

Enter… The Vanguard.

The Vanguard at 1000 Trades is an intimate space nestled at the top of our neighbourhood bar in the Jewellery Quarter. Let the drinks do the talking as all round mixing boss Sam Boulton delivers cocktails with personality. Looking to try something new? We’re pretty certain it’s one of the few places in Brum you can grab a glass of Gosnell’s Mead, for which Sam has a bit of a soft spot. Cheers to that.

The Vanguard is open Wednesday to Saturday from 4pm until late. For more information head to the website.