The Ditton Strumpet

A hypothetical scene of ladies

A hypothetical scene of ladies


There is also an unsubstantiated local rumour that the Swan Hotel was used as a brothel by Victorian men in the 1800, for affairs of the heart, rowing down from Central London for a weekend of romance, as the Theodore Hooke's poem may suggest. You decide.



1 part Thames Ditton Gin
½ part lime juice
½ part Chambord
Ginger beer to top up
Lime to garnish



Fill a tall glass or tumbler with ice and pour over the gin, Chambord and lime.
Stir for a few seconds to blend.
Top up with ginger beer, squeeze in a segment of lime then drop in to the glass to garnish.