Gins from across the world to try at 17 day drink festival in nine Sheffield pubs

Gin lovers will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of gins from the UK and overseas during a 17-day festival at nine pubs across Sheffield.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 3:15 pm
Some of the gins available

There will be flavoured gins, gin-based liqueurs and a distilled non-alcoholic option too, so there really will be something for everyone at the festival at JD Wetherspoon venues.

The festival will begin tomorrow and run until Sunday, March 1 inclusive.

The drinks will be available in a range of flavours too, including ginger and cinnamon, fresh strawberry, grapefruit, rhubarb, marmalade, watermelon, berries and orange blossom.

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Wetherspoon pubs participating in the festival include; The Bankers Draft, Market Place, city centre; The Woodseats Palace, Chesterfield Road, Woodseats; The Benjamin Huntsman, Cambridge Street, city centre; The Rawson Spring, Langsett Road, Hillsborough; The Sheffield Waterworks Company, Division Street, city centre; The Sheaf Island, Ecclesall Road; The Francis Newton, Clarkehouse Road, Broomhall; The Wagon and Horses, Market Place, Chapeltown; and The Steel Foundry at Meadowhall shopping centre.

Jonathan Atkinson, The Bankers Draft manager, said: “We have sourced an excellent range of gins, a number of which have not previously been available in the pub.

“We are confident our customers will enjoy the different gins which each have their own unique appeal.”

Each pub will each be serving up to 14 gins from England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland and Italy.

Among the UK gins on offer will be Aber Falls Gingerbread Gin Liqueur, Didsbury Gin Strawberry and Sicillian Lemon, Slingsby Marmalade Gin, Whitley Neill Blackberry Gin and Hawthorn’s London Dry Gin.

Overseas gins available will be Malfy Gin Rosa from Italy and Mor Irish Gin from the Republic of Ireland.

For customers who wish to enjoy a drink without alcohol, Caleño Juniper and Inca Berry will be available.

The gins will range in price from £2.80 to £3.95 for a single measure and will include a free mixer, including three flavoured tonics, Valencian Orange, elderflower and pink grapefruit.

Tasting notes on all of the gins will be available in the pubs.