SEAS THE DAY! Cockburn’s Port is giving away sample cocktails of its brand new range at seaside-themed pop up

Local residents and visitors to the seaside resorts of Falmouth and Brighton this summer will be able to snap up samples of the brand new Tails of the Unexpected range from Cockburn’s Port.

While port might conjure more traditional associations with Christmas and cosy nights by the fire, Cockburn’s is keen to encourage more unexpected ways of enjoying the drink, which can be mixed to make for a delicious and refreshing summer cocktail.

The new seaside-themed pop up will centre around the Cockburn’s Port Van, which will be serving up samples of the new Tails of the Unexpected range, giving visitors the chance to experience port in a whole new light.

Samples will include three signature serves that have been developed with top mixologists from London and Porto, which are:

The ‘Port & Lemon’; featuring the new Ruby Soho premium ruby port
The ‘Tawny & Ginger’; made from smooth and caramelly tawny port Tawny Eyes
The ‘Port & Tonic’ or ‘P&T’; made with White Heights, a slightly dry white port full of tropical fruit flavours
The experience will also include the chance to get nostalgic with traditional seaside games, including the ‘Cockerel Shy’ – a Cockburn’s twist on the regular coconut shy – and an interactive cut-out photo board. Visitors can also enter a competion to win one of four Welcome Home boxes which will include a bottle of each of the Tails of the Unexpected range plus a selections of Cockburn’s Merch.


The Cockburn’s van will be popping up in the popular seaside resorts of Falmouth on the weekend of the 21st – 22nd August and over the August Bank Holiday weekend in Brighton (28th-29th August).

Rob Symington of Cockburn’s Port comments: “With our new Tails of the Unexpected range, we wanted to live up to the name and do something that surprises people and makes them reconsider everything they thought they knew about port. That’s why we’re heading to the Great British seaside resorts of Falmouth and Brighton, where we’ll be giving people the chance to sample the brand new drinks in the range, and discover just how refreshing our signature serves can be!”

Produced in small quantities, Tails of the Unexpected will initially only be available in Portugal and the UK via an online shop on the Cockburn’s site and select On Trade customers in the UK and Travel Retail.

Cockburn’s Tails of the Unexpected Pop-Up: Falmouth

Date: 21st – 22nd August 2021

Timings: 12:00 – 17:30

Address: The Moor, 1 The Moor, Falmouth, TR11 3QA

Nearest Station: Penmere Station (4 minute drive or 22 minute walk)

Cockburn’s Tails of the Unexpected Pop-Up: Brighton

Date: 28th – 29th August

Timings: 12:00 – 17:30

Address: Jubilee Square, 17 Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE

Nearest Station: Brighton Train Station (4 minute drive or 7 minute walk) or Hove Station (11 minute drive or 41 minute walk)