A "proudly Mexican" Bournemouth cocktail bar has been named among the top 50 in the UK for the third time.

Ojo Rojo on Commercial Road ranked 45th on the list created by the publisher William Reed.

The list is curated to help customers find the next must-go to spot, with previous lists from the publication including the best gastropubs and boutique hotels.

The full list of the top 50 cocktail bars in the UK can be found on the website here.

What did the list say about Ojo Rojo?

On its profile, the description for the venue is: "Mexico-inspired cocktail bar and restaurant Ojo Rojo in Bournemouth is just the peppery and spicy venue for you when in need of something a little different."

It adds: "Ojo Rojo is full-on and proudly Mexican through the core and serves a range of interactive foods that stem from the way of the Latinos.

"For drink, though, it’s all about mezcal and tequila, as the bar says: “South Coast’s home of Mezcal. We take great care with our selection of tequila & mezcal to ensure your choice is one of variety and quality."

Their large collection of agave spirits allows for plenty of inspired twists on classic cocktails and "bespoke creations" allowing for "full flexibility of the mezcal and tequila category".

Notable cocktails include Mezcal Tommys, with Quiquiriqui Mezcal, agave nectar, lime, orange bitters and an optional sea salt rim, and the Pear, made with Quince liqueur, Applejack, elderflower and Midas Prosecco.

The bar has also been well-received by customers, with it earning a 4.5/5 score from 981 reviews on Tripadvisor.

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Posting about being included in the list on their Facebook page, Ojo Rojo said: "What a privilege it is to bring Bournemouth to the table in a lineup of bars such as this.

"This is the third year we have been in the UK Top 50 cocktail bar list and we are over the moon that a little independent like us in the sandy town of Bournemouth has managed to catch the attention of such amazing judges from the industry.

"Well done everyone who made the cut and thanks for a lovely night."