The legend of Senhor Raposa is a long and storied one, almost lost to the foggy memories of time. Born on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. He was a curious child, running across the island of Sao Miguel on his own, discovering new sights and places. At school he would always be in trouble his teachers with his mischief as he looked out of the school window, dreaming about a wide world of adventure.

Early one morning as the sun rose, aged just 15, he jumped aboard a citrus boat to England instead of going to school that day. Here he made his fortune in the citrus trade between The Azores and London. He became the purveyor of exotic fruits and rose to the heights of the sophisticated English party scene.


A perfect Portuguese gentlemen, always with a G&T in hand. He would hold the attention of a crowd at the bar, all enthralled with his stories and tales of his exotic homeland, always with his loyal companion My Pugsby at his feet. He would talk into the night, with endless tales an island far, far away, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, known as Sao Miguel.

But no matter what London had to offer, his mind wanders constantly at night in search of further adventure. And so, in his 30’s he leaves the dull, grey skies of London to travel the world. Following the stars in the sky he and Mt Pugsby sail endlessly in search of adventure. From Japan to the humid streets of Singapore, European cities to discovering the wilds of the new world of America. Eventually he returns to the Azores, his birthplace. Now a wealthy man, unrecognisable from the little boy who sailed away all those years ago.

With him he brings his favourite cocktail, The Gin & Tonic, created with the best botanicals from around the world. He shares these drinks with his friends in his secret drinking den. These evenings of gin fuelled liberation go late into the night.

And so he lived in a large white country estate upon a hill overlooking Ponta Delgada. Surrounded by curiosities accumulated on his travels across the globe. To this day, no one knows his true identity, the gentlemen known only as Senhor Raposa, Mr Fox.

– 1860 –

Senhor Raposa Bar


To access the world of Senhor Raposas Secret Drinking Den you need to first know where the secret door is located. Secondly, you need to know the password. These are both strict requirements created by Senhor Raposa himself.



Senhor Raposa Bar

Senhor Raposa’s Secret Gin T:

Together, Senhor Raposa and his new companion Mr Pugsby sell their “Secret Gin T” to the Victorian ladies of London’s high society. But this is a no ordinary gin. This is a special gin infused with tea leaves from his home island of São Miguel, the only tea plantation in Europe.

With Mr Pugsby at his feet, he enjoys much success serving the ladies of London who enjoy more than one glass of his secret Gin T as he regals them with stories of a far off island, made by the fire of volcanoes, a coastline sculpted by the ocean. A land visited by few, somewhere in the vast, never ending blue of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Mr Pugsbys London Dry Gin

Mr Pugby’s London Dry Gin:

One rainy day in the 1850s, Mr Pugsby meets a hapless young man wandering the streets, attempting to sell a curious gin.  Called Senhor Raposa, this young gentleman comes from an island called São Miguel in the Azores and has flavoured his gin with tea grown back in the land of his birth.  Sensing Senhor Raposa needs help to make his business a success,, Mr Pugsby creates a special London Dry Gin to sell to the Victorian ladies of London’s high society. With Senhor Raposa doing all the talking, much success is enjoyed as they both serve the ladies of London who enjoy more than one glass of this London Dry Gin.

Please note: We are a location serving alcohol, designed for adult guests. Strictly adults only. Guests visiting The Gin Library are not permitted to bring babies or children under 16. Reservation in advance is required for Senhor Raposa’s Secret Drinking Den unless you are a guest of the hotel.