We’ve really enjoyed our bank holiday weekend, having spent Saturday in Southsea for Victorious festival. We met some friends beforehand, and stopped in to Monty’s, a small cocktail bar near where the festival was taking place.
I can’t say there was much atmosphere, but understandably businesses near the festival would have been quiet once the music had started. The decor was lovely, with high leather seating, lots of light and a light up sign in amongst foliage. The bar had a massive array of spirits – I tried to look at all of the vodka and gin bottles but there were too many to read! I noticed my current favourite drink on the menu straightaway – Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb and Ginger Liqueur. With only 20% alcohol content as opposed to 40% like standard gin, it’s so easy to drink over ice with ginger beer.
We quickly moved on to the festival. Victorious isn’t a camping festival and only takes place on the Saturday and Sunday of bank holiday weekend. With acts such as The Boomtown Rats, Travis, Wretch 32, Editors, Manic Street Preachers and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, just to name a few, we knew we were in for a good time.
Of course, I cannot forget the food – this is a food blog after all! With so much choice – burritos, baos and burgers – it’s sometimes so hard to choose when at a festival. I was looking for something to fill me up so I wouldn’t need to eat again. I managed to find one of my all time favourites – steak and ale pie with mash potato and gravy. For £9, I had high expectations!! Luckily, it was absolutely delicious and totally hit the spot.