The Crown & Halo
The Crown & Halo
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The Crown & Halo
The Crown & Halo

The Crown & Halo

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Alex - your bartender for the evening

Alex King is not only a fantastic bartender who makes delicious drinks, but he's also a top guy and has some of the best bar chat we've ever heard.

With a bartending CV including The Artesian, Callooh Callay & LCC, Alex has definitely called upon a range of experience when it came to working with us on Canvas 002.

Hailing from East Yorkshire, Alex's first experience of what makes a great bar was in his local pubs, surrounded by mates in a comfortable & cosy surrounding. It was here he felt most relaxed, which is hugely important to a great cocktail experience for Alex. It was then after moving to London a few years ago that he delved deeper into the world of bartending and worked across a number of the capital's best bars.

Merging this new found knowledge of industry-leading service & drinks standards with an environment that felt most welcoming & comfortable is the true essence of The Crown & Halo.

You'll get to know more about Alex in our mini-documentary as you explore the world of The Crown & Halo, before learning more about the delicious drinks included and how to make them.

The drinks

The Bananatini is like a wet vodka martini with a 'wait, are you sure that works? Yes, yes it does' Banana twist. In here we have Belvedere Vodka, Dolin Blanc, Banana Liqueur & a Caper berry to garnish.

This drink will give you that refreshing & fruity lift on the first few sips before moving towards a more complex finish coming from the Glenfiddich. Inside we have Glenfiddich 15YO Solera, LBV Port, Smith & Cross Rum, Blackberry Honey, Orinico Bitters, topped with Franklin & Sons Soda and garnished with freeze-dried raspberries & an orange peel.

A mashup of the summer classic - the Pina Colada, and the classic cocktail - the Angel Face, this drink perfectly marries the world of 'oh my word, I could drink 10 of these' and the world of 'Oooooh, that's interesting - there's a lot going on here'. Inside we have Porter's Tropical Old Tom, Avallen Calvados, Apricot Liqueur, Coconut-flavoured Rum & a homemade Pineapple Cordial.

Beyond the drinks


To bring the scent to the experience, we will be including the Elementary scented candle from the guys at Earl of East. They loved the multisensorial elements to the Canvas Way and so were happy to produce some bespoke labels for The Crown & Halo. The scent is a rich blend of tobacco leaf, amber and leather and is perfect for the comfort & cosiness of the local pub setting.


When we first discussed snacks with Alex, he couldn't wait to share his vision for the best tasting gravy-flavoured crisps ever. There were two key areas to get right to achieve that goal, first was the crisps and then the seasoning. Our crisps are from the British Snack Co, based in Essex and are made from 100% British potatoes. Unseasoned in the bag, they will then be brought to life with our super-secret, never-to-be-revealed, ridiculously-delicious Gravy Seasoning. Don't go light with the seasoning, heavy handed is the approach here.

From the guestlist

“Legitimately took me to another world and it’s an experience I’ve missed and wanted to recreate again since - if only Primavera were open every night”
"My canvas box was delivered the other day and it’s SO impressive. The details are so good! It feels like a complete experience"
"When I discovered Canvas and read their tagline, I was in! When we sat down to enjoy our box, what began as some drinks turned into the best evening we’ve had in a long time."