The Great British Gin Festival at Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare on Saturday 7th July 2018Posted on: 07 Jul 2018
There's a good reason why gin is currently one of the most popular drinks du jour - because it's so darned delicious (especially with a splash of tonic and a slice of lemon). Gin fans, then, can sip and slurp to their merry heart's content this weekend when Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare hosts its spectacular Great British Gin Festival on Saturday 7th July 2018.
UK's biggest gin festival, you can whet your whistle with a eye-popping, mouthwatering plethora of fine, refreshing juniper-based beverages. And with over 100 varieties of gin to choose from, chances are you'll be quaffing some of the greatest gins to known to humanity from the minute it opens to the minute it closes and you depart enshrouded in your own warm gin nirvana (and more than likely, pleasantly tipsy too).
Expect, then, loads of trade stands and samples (oh yes, we love a good ol' sample or two), The Gin Bible, special presentations and talks from learned gin producers, cocktail experts from some of the most respected cocktail makers in the industry (no guarantee Tom Cruise will put in an appearance though), a mesmerising Virtual Reality gin distillery, and masses of live entertainment throughout the day. You can also slip out with 25ml test tubes of your favourite gin to save and drink long after the festival's finished.
In the name of efficiency, the bar will operate with a token system (cash and card payments accepted); tokens cost a fiver each with one token covering the cost of a single measure of gin, garnish and a premium tonic.
Tickets for this gin extravaganza cost between £15.49 and £29.99. You can find about more The Great British Gin Festival and snap up your tickets for a splendid day of gin-based enlightenment here.
Tropicana is located at Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1BE. Tel. 020 8964 1682.
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