Doncaster pub to host gin festival

Gin lovers will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of gins from the UK and overseas during a 17-day festival at three pubs in the area.

By Barbara Craythorn
Friday, 09 August, 2019, 11:30
Two of Doncaster's Wetherspoon pubs are hosting a gin festival

The Gate House in High Street and The Red Lion in Market Place, both in Doncaster, as well as The Old Market Hall in Market Street, Mexborough, will each be serving gins from Sweden, USA and Moldova as well as gins produced in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The festival will run from Friday August 16 to Sunday September 1 inclusive.

There will be flavoured gins, classic gins, gin liqueurs as well as a distilled non-alcoholic.

The flavours include pineapple and mango, cucumber, peach and hibiscus, rhubarb and rosehip, lemon & jasmine.

Among the UK gins are: The Lakes Rhubarb & Rosehip Gin Liqueur, Jawbox Pineapple & Ginger Gin Liqueur, Zymurgorium FlaGingo Pink Gin, Sipsmith Gin Strawberries and Cream.

The overseas gins are: Aviation Gin (USA), Tower Bridge London Dry Gin (Moldova), Ceders Crisp (Sweden).

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The pubs will offer a range of mixers for customers to drink with their gins, including ginger ale, lemonade and two flavoured tonics, Valencian Orange as well as Elderflower.

The Gate House manager, Benjamin Leese, said: “We have sourced an excellent range of gins which have not previously been available in the pub.

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

The gins will range in price from £2.60 to £3.30 (single measure) and include a free mixer.

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

In addition the pub will also offer its regular range of gins.