By Melanie Lieberman
June 18, 2014

Like a scene pulled straight from Downton Abbey, The Ruinart Rosé Salon 1764 pop-up bar at London's historic The Goring Hotel is the perfect place to toast summer with a bubbly glass of Rosé.

It was exactly 250 years ago that The House of Ruinart created the world’s first Rosé champagne. To celebrate the anniversary, The Goring Hotel has opened its private gardens (as large as a Wimbledon’s center court) from now until July 3 for the dedicated pop-up bar.

Elsa Corbineau, Marketing Director of Champagnes at Moet Hennessy told Travel + Leisure: "We want the Ruinart Rosé Salon 1764 to transport guests back to the 18th century—to enjoy our champagne just as it was when it was first created."

Beneath a canopy of tumbling wisteria, English roses, and champagne-hued chiffon, guests can sip Rosé while a dedicated artist captures the moment in an 18th century-style portrait. Look too quickly, and you may catch a glimpse of Lord Grantham or Mary Crawley seated at a Parisian café, as if relaxing at their English country estate.

Melanie Lieberman is the Editorial Projects Assistant and a member of the Trip Doctor News Team. You can follow her on twitter at @LittleWordBites.