Step into a gin-lover’s paradise

Punters enjoy a tipple at The Portsmouth Gin Festival held at Portsmouth Guildhall last year. From left to right, Sharon Cassell, Alison Williams, and Michelle Harper from Portsmouth.
Punters enjoy a tipple at The Portsmouth Gin Festival held at Portsmouth Guildhall last year. From left to right, Sharon Cassell, Alison Williams, and Michelle Harper from Portsmouth.

Couple ‘disgusted’ after being ‘locked’ in Havant Station in midnight saga

0
Have your say

Portsmouth Guildhall is set to be immersed in gin when a festival dedicated to the spirit returns to the city.

The organisers promise they are bringing more than 100 different types of the drink to whet your thirst.

​Jym Harris, GinFestival.Com co-founder said: ‘We’re back in Pompey for the third time!

‘This time we have even more new gins as well as different distillers and makers, and some great entertainment.’

The events began in 2013 when husband and wife team, Jym and Marie Harris, took their passion for gin and turned it into festivals focussed on the spirit, creating a space where people could drink and experiment with new and exciting gins, learn more about the spirit and have an excellent night along the way.

These days, the events are bigger and better. GinFestival.com brings with it a wealth of knowledge from distillers and brands as well as providing fantastic food and amazing entertainment.

There will be loads of new gins and exclusive gins you won’t see anywhere else, plus gin masterclasses and the opportunity to meet gin distillers in person, a gin cocktail bar, live music and gorgeous food.

Visiting cities and towns all across the UK, it has grown each year to cover more events – they now take place in 20 locations.

They have a dedicated team, an online shop, and a subscription service – Gin Explorer, but the idea of providing fantastic gins to more and more people is still at the heart of Gin Festival.com.

The festival runs across three sessions on the evening of Friday, August 4, and then on Saturday, August 5 in the day and evening.

Tickets are £9.50 per session.

For more information and to book tickets go to ginfestival.com/events/gin-festival-portsmouth-2017