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Kerr loves the booze, no really. But it’s not just drinking it, it’s serving it up at his two bars, Discount Suit Company and The Sun Tavern. With Christmas/Cocktail seaon on the horizon we caught some words below…

Where do you live in London and why?

I have always lived around London Fields. It’s changed a lot in the last few years but I have a lot of friends in the area so there’s always people about that you know

You took quite a risk opening your first solo cocktail bar in a venue called Discount Suit Company, away from the main hubs of pubs. What’s the story behind it?

We originally didn’t expect Discount Suit Company to be the success it has been. We originally got DSC as a tester for future bigger projects, therefore we were not concerned about the location. In hindsight I think the reason it has been successful is precisely because of the location – the fact that it’s a bit secret and off the beaten track makes it really appeal to people.


Lots of weird and wonderful cocktails on the list at The Sun Tavern. Can you give us an easy one to make at home?

Our main theme at The Sun Tavern is punch cocktails. Although punch recipes date back hundreds of years they are surprisingly easy to make. As long as the quantities are right it’s just a matter of mixing the ingredients together and you’re good to go!

I would recommend the Peach Fuzz, one of our signature punches at The Sun Tavern:

Muddle half a fresh peach in a glass then add:
1 shot of gin
1 shot of fino sherry
1 shot of peach liquor
1 shot of fresh lemon

Mix up with ice and serve. This also can be multiplied into a sharing punch version.


Apart from Sun Tavern and DSC where do you like to go out on the razzle, dazzle?

I always like to go to new bars and restaurants to check out what’s going on in the London scene. There is so much creativity and diversity around at the moment. Favourite spots include Happiness Forgets and Satan’s Whiskers for cocktails.

What would be your perfect day in London

The perfect day would have to involve booze of course! London in the summer is my favourite so I would have to say that sitting out in the park with a few beers has to be the ultimate London day!