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The Great British Gin Festival returns for 2019


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After an explosive 2018, with almost 30 tour stops across the UK, The Great British Gin Festival will return in 2019 with an initial 20 dates announced from February to July.

So, where will the gin festival be popping up this year? Expect the tonics to be flowing in Edinburgh, Colchester, Northamptonshire, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Portsmouth, London, Winchester, Maidstone, Newcastle, Reading, Hartlepool, Ipswich, Kettering, Jersey, and the Isle Of Wight.

The festival features over 100 different international gins, from household names and unusual flavours, to exclusive, small batch gins, with a gin glass and gin bible given on arrival to guide guests through their gin tasting experience.

Available to purchase will be 25ml test tubes (perfect to share) or full bottles of favourite tipples. Entertainment includes talks and trade stands, cocktail demos, interactive games and a live band. Each event runs from 12 noon until 4pm and tickets are now on sale from £13.50 + booking fee at

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Guests should prepare to have their taste buds tantalised, supping on a whole manner of gins with some including hints of Palma Violets, chocolate, elderflower, and even rhubarb and custard.

The event also stocks a vast number of gin liqueurs, which have boomed in popularity over the past year. Brands featured at the upcoming dates include Smeatons Gin, Mr Hobbs Gin, Poetic License, JJ Whitley, Liverpool Gin, Marylebone Gin, Old Tom’s Gin, the Whitley Neill family, Sir Robin of Locksley, plus many more.

At each event, festival-goers can visit trade stands from the finest gin producers where samples are available to taste, hear talks about the history of gin, watch demonstrations of gin production, and be entertained by expert mixologists as they create eye-catching cocktail recipes complete with dry ice displays.

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Bars at The Great British Gin Festival operate a ‘no cash’ system: simply buy a drinks card on entry, where £5 buys a single measure of gin, garnish and a mixer. Cash and card payments are accepted at the drinks card stand.

The dates of the gin tour are as follows:


02/02/19                      Colchester - Charter Hall

09/02/19                      Hartlepool - Borough Hall

23/02/19                      Winchester - Guildhall

09/03/19                      Portsmouth - Pyramids

23/03/19                      Ipswich - Corn Exchange

29/03/19                      Kettering- Wicksteed Park

30/03/19                      Kettering- Wicksteed Park

12/04/19                      Bristol - Passenger Shed       

13/04/19                      Bristol - Passenger Shed

20/04/19                      Edinburgh – Assembly Rooms

17/05/19                      Birmingham - The Mill

18/05/19                      Birmingham - The Mill

25/05/19                      Isle Of Wight - Cowes Yacht Haven

01/06/19                      Cardiff – Depot

07/06/19                      Maidstone – Kent Event Centre        

08/06/19                      Maidstone – Kent Event Centre

22/06/19                      Newcastle – Civic Centre

29/06/19                      London - The Grand

06/07/19                      Reading – Town Hall

27/07/19                      Jersey – Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society


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