Boringdon’s first ever Gin festival in association with Fever-Tree was a roaring success and, in true British spirit, despite the Bank Holiday wet weather the event carried on in The Great Hall.
With a fantastic array of Gin displays and gin stories from Sipsmith, Plymouth Gin, Tarquins, Beefeater, Curio Spirits, Pinkster and Chase Distillery and with mixers, shakers and raw ingredients galore, accompanied by live music from Franki Capri, Russell Sinclair and The Mocktails, we would like to say a huge thank you to all who made our first Gin Festival one to remember and to tempt the taste buds of all those who couldn’t make it!
We would also like to announce our Boringdon Gin Festival competition winner, Becky Smith, with her #Anythingbutboring request of a bath full of gin and rose petals – we couldn’t argue with that request on Gin Festival day and so she is the winner of a stay in our Royal Suite and will indeed receive a bath filled with gin and rose petals. We will post pre-arrival gin filled room pictures on Boringdon’s social media feeds so keep your eyes peeled for photos of Gin and Roses.
We’re already planning next year’s Gin Festival and, in the meantime, although Gin may be the favourite tipple of some, for all those who are partial to other tipples too – perhaps a sip of ale – we have the Boringdon Jazz and Ale Festival taking place on Sunday 28th August for a stomping hot Bank Holiday celebration of all that’s great about jazz and ale. The FREE event (£3 per car, to park) will offer live jazz, local ales, liquor tents, a hog roast and a delectable selection of food stalls, activities and lawn games from 2:00pm – 10:00pm so get that date in your diary early.
We hope to see you for a sweet summer celebration at Jazz and Ale and for our next Gin Festival for another rather good time at Boringdon.