As I approached the coffee house, it was evident that a number of people were just as excited as I was to try this one of a kind milkshake, with all its trimmings.
The queue took up the street’s pavement outside the coffee house, mainly filled with children enjoying a half term treat.
Even from the outside, the Beehive was adorned with seasonal decorations – from pumpkins to writings on the window, that read “enter if you dare”, alongside a haunted house.
Despite the lengthy line, I only waited for around 15 minutes – which was reasonable considering it was mid-day during school holidays.
The seasonal decor continued inside, with spider webs up the walls and signs reading “Happy Halloween” hanging from the ceiling. Behind where I was seated sat a few pumpkins, alongside a creepy doll.
I scanned the Halloween dedicated menu and was spoilt for choice, from a range of signature freakshakes adorned with sweet treats – to hot drinks the sticky toffee popcorn latte, which balanced a witches cauldron on top.
I was torn between the ‘Boo-yonce’ Freakshake – which was oreo flavoured and topped with a doughnut and a marshmallow ghost and the ‘Bee-witched’ Freakshake; which was vanilla – topped with a doughnut, lollypop, sweets, pop-corn, witches hat and a cauldron. Both are undeniably extravagant.
After hard deliberation, I went with the ‘Bee-witched’ Freakshake – which did not disappoint.
Although vanilla flavoured, my Freakshake was orange and the glass had purple icing on the rim along with sprinkles. The small plate that the glass was sat on was filled with pop-corn, mini-marshmallows and a pumpkin-themed chocolate ball.
The top of the drink was most impressive, with a sprinkle doughnut sitting on the top that was topped with whipped cream, sweets, a witches hat and a cauldron pot filled with popcorn.
Once I eventually made my way through the delicious decorations, the vanilla milkshake provided a good balance alongside the spooky sweetness. As I reached the bottom of the drink, there was a sweet syrup that fit well with the creamy flavour.
The spooky drink was priced at £9.95, which I think is fair for a drink with this much drama – that also tastes delicious.
There are a range of different drinks and flavours for all tastes, I may even have to go back myself to explore the other options.
Those who wish to give the spooky speciality drinks a try can pay a visit to the Beehive Coffee House at 14 Badminton Rd, Bristol BS16 6BQ.
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