The American Bar at The Stafford London’s New Summer Menu

The American Bar at The Stafford London is an institution, an iconic bar steeped in history and charm.

The bar’s walls, surfaces, and even the ceiling are adorned with an eclectic mix of artefacts, knick-knacks, and signed celebrity photographs, all donated by patrons over the years.

Each item tells a story, contributing to the bar’s unique character and making it a veritable museum of its illustrious past.

The name “The American Bar” dates back to the 1930s when many West End hotels in London changed the name of their bars to attract the growing number of North American visitors.

These visitors, looking for American-style cocktails like Manhattans and Martinis, found a home from home at such places. The American Bar at The Stafford London is one of the few that has kept this name and continues to be a reminder of that bygone era.

Alfresco Delights

As the weather warms up The American Bar takes its hospitality into the cobbled courtyard, perfect for alfresco dining and drinking.

The Timeless Elegance of The American Bar at The Stafford London

This secluded courtyard, surrounded by 18th-century stables and with hanging baskets of scented flowers, is the perfect spot to sit and soak up the sun and watch the world go by. It’s a peaceful oasis in the midst of the bustling city.

As the sun sets The American Bar becomes the perfect spot for post-work cocktails. Its understated glamour and smart crowd make it the place to be.

This summer, in partnership with Hendrick’s Gin, the courtyard will become a Riviera hideaway. Customers can snap perfect moments with a cold cocktail in hand and soak up the bar’s magic.

Summer Menu

The American Bar has launched a new summer cocktail menu in time for the warmer weather. This menu is designed to please even the most refined of palates and features Hendrick’s collaborations.

Highlights are “A Day In Provence” with Hendrick’s Gin, Lillet Rosé, Briottet Crème de Pêche de Vigne, Rosé Wine and Zallotti Blossom and the fruity “Summer Solstice” with Hendrick’s Grand Cabaret Gin, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, Peach, Cherry and Sage Tea, Orange Blossom Water and Soda.


If you’re feeling peckish The American Bar has a summer lunch menu from 12 noon to 3 pm, Monday to Saturday.

You can enjoy traditional favourites like The Stafford Burger, an 8oz burger topped with Westcombe cheddar and caramelised onions, the American Bar Club Sandwich and beer-battered haddock with triple-cooked chips and marrowfat peas. Whatever you choose it will be a meal to remember.

The Timeless Elegance of The American Bar at The Stafford London

As the weather warms up The American Bar’s courtyard will host a summer-long BBQ with seasonal treats to tickle your taste buds. The BBQ setup is a feast for the senses with the smell of grilled goodies and the outdoor atmosphere.

It’s the perfect excuse to wear your sunglasses and have a lazy lunch in the sun.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Membership

The Stafford London is a an esteemed member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection.

Guests can join the iPrefer hotel rewards programme which offers points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, elite status and special benefits such as complimentary internet during each stay at over 550 participating hotels worldwide. This membership enhances the guest experience with exclusive benefits and rewards.

The Timeless Elegance of The American Bar at The Stafford London

The American Bar at The Stafford London is more than just a place to enjoy a drink; it is a destination steeped in history and tradition. From its intriguing decor and storied past to its inviting courtyard and delectable menu, every aspect of the bar exudes timeless elegance.

Whether you’re a regular patron or a first-time visitor, The American Bar offers an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of London’s rich heritage and sophisticated charm.

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