what is a bothy...?

A small and unique, family run neighbourhood wine bar situated on the cusp of highbury and islington, finsbury park and stoke newington    -    this little hide away is an ideal escape from the outside world, a place to taste rare and delicious wines, craft beers and cocktails along with seasonal dishes. Regularly teaming up with notable and upcoming chefs, we often hold pop ups and supper clubs. If you are interested in taking part in either a dining experience or working with us, email gemma@themountgrovebothy.com

​A bothy is a basic shelter, particularly common in the Scottish Highlands but related buildings can be found around the world.  A bothy was also a semi-legal drinking den in the Isle of Lewis. These, such as Bothan Eòrapaidh, were used until recent years as gathering points for local men, and were often situated in an old hut or caravan. Most bothies are ruined buildings which have been restored to a basic standard, providing a windproof and watertight shelter. They vary in size from little more than a large box up to two-storey cottages.

Bothy code;
-Bothies are used entirely at your own risk

-Make other visitors welcome.
-Report any damage to whoever maintains the bothy.

​​-Leave the bothy clean and tidy with dry kindling for the next visitors.

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