: Waiting for next track...

5 things you might not know about Pimm's

Pimms at Black Sheep Beer Tent at Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate

11:22am 12th July 2018
(Updated 11:30am 12th July 2018)

Class One Direct Promoted by
Class One Direct

Local fresh produce supplier provides the Great Yorkshire Show with fruit for the Pimms so we've been looking deeper into the famous summer tipple. 

If you've ever visited the Great Yorkshire Show, you may be familiar with the Black Sheep Beer tent who sell jugs of Pimm's by the thousands! 

But of course no Pimm's would be complete nowadays without a good selection of fruit, something which fresh produce supplier Class One Direct knows all too well. 

Did you know...

1. Pimm's is named after it's creator

James Pimms first produced the drink in 1823. He was a farmers son from Kent. 

2. Pimm's started in an oyster bar

The drink was first sold in an oyster bar in the city of London not far from the Bank of England. It was sold commercially in the 1840s.

3. There have been seven types of Pimm's. 

No. 1 Cup, the most popular version is based on gin. No. 2 Cup was scotch whiskey, No. 3 Cup was brandy, No. 4 Cup was rum, No. 5 Cup was rye whiskey and No. 6 Cup is vodka. Only No. 1 and No. 6 (small quantities) are still in production, but No. 3 Cup is available seasonably branded as Pimm's Winter Cup. 

4. Mix Pimm's with sparkling wine or Champagne. 

It's called a Pimm's Royal Cup... oh I say. 

5. The traditional fruit accompaniment

Cucumber, orange and mint are the three most traditional pairings, but modern interpretations have made us big fans of strawberries, apples, raspberries, sliced grapes and even a stick of celery!

Class One Direct supply many restaurants, pubs, cafes and hotels across the North of England including Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale with fresh produce including fruit, vegetables, dried goods, meat, fish and dairy products. 

Pete Egerton and Will Smith from Stray FM's Food and Drink Show  headed to the Black Sheep Beer tent to meet Joe from Class One Direct and Mark from Black Sheep:

More food and drink stories from Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.

Breaking local news for Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale direct to your mobile from Stray FM

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Victorian-dressed ladies holding Wilfra Cakes

Do you know what a Wilfra cake is?!

They originate from Ripon...

Blue cheese on a board

Did you know this drink is more complex than wine?

An upcoming event at the Cedar Court Hotel could make you an expert taster of beer - and you'd be surprised how much variety there is!

Most read

Another Harrogate restaurant set to close

All Cau restaurants are shuting after the chain went into administration.

Newer article
Older article

Kids eat for free after three

Food and Drink: Healthy food outlet wants to help parents with their little fussy eaters.

Top articles

Woman in hospital after crash in Knayton

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: A woman's been rescued by fire crews after a crash in Knayton.

Slug and Lettuce owner toasts £50m takeover of Be At One chain

National: The pubs giant behind the Slug and Lettuce chain will add to its portfolio this week when it swoops for Be At One, the cocktail bars, in a £50m deal.

Hundreds join search for missing jogger Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa

World: Hundreds of volunteers have joined police in the search for a US student who went missing while out jogging.

The Open: Francesco Molinari crowned champion in Carnoustie thriller

Sport: Francesco Molinari has been crowned the Champion Golfer of the Year after a sensational final day of The 147th Open at Carnoustie.

3rd Rock From The Sun actress Elmarie Wendel dies aged 89

Showbiz: Actress Elmarie Wendel, who was best known for her role as Mrs Dubcek in American sitcom 3rd Rock From The Sun, has died aged 89.

The final stop of the End of Term Tour!

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Nick Hancock and Specsavers took the Breakfast Show to Roecliffe Primary School

Another Harrogate restaurant set to close

Food and Drink: All Cau restaurants are shuting after the chain went into administration.

Considering a career as solicitor?

Business: Get advice from a Q&A session with local students and an expert.

The final stop of the End of Term Tour!

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Nick Hancock and Specsavers took the Breakfast Show to Roecliffe Primary School

Stepping up to the mic for The Ramones

70s On This Day: Changing the voice of this iconic punk rock band

Harrogate Hospice's sculpture tribute for loved-ones

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: A new sculpture will pay a lasting tribute to loved-ones at Harrogate's Spring Flower Show.

Unique Sixth Form Experience

Education: A staggering 92% of pupils from St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form gained places at their first or second choice institution.

Time for afternoon tea...Bizzie Lizzie's style

Food and Drink: Bizzie Lizzie's high street car park restaurant in Skipton has extended and revamped their afternoon tea menu.

New children's waiting room opens at Harrogate A&E

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Staff hope it'll make the emergency department less scary for young patients.

POISONED: Red kite found dead near Knaresborough

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Police have received confirmation of the poisoning.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

The Yorkshire floods: one year on

Special Reports: People affected by last year's downpours describe what has happened in the last 12 months

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

LIVE: Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire is on today today, passing through Otley, Blubberhouses, Pateley Bridge and Skipton.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

Pedestrian killed on A59 near Broughton

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Police appeal for witnesses after Keighley man killed in accident


Are you ready for the Summer Holidays?

Trending in Yorkshire

Woman in hospital after crash in Knayton

A woman's been rescued by fire crews after a crash in Knayton.

Five people in hospital after serious crash near Ingleton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious crash near Ingleton yesterday afternoon.

Dry weather to force closure of Leeds-Liverpool Canal west of Gargrave

Canal likely to remain shut to boats throughout August.

Concerns remain about North Yorkshire Police's 101 service

The leader of a police force’s watchdog is pressing for further improvements.

Second time lucky for rescheduled Bilton Gala

Event was postponed in May after heavy rain left the sight waterlogged.

More news...