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Gin Britannia at Restaurant 1539

10am - 3.30pm, various dates available 

Enjoy our 'hands on' gin experience with a difference, as you're given the chance to blend your very own bottle of bespoke gin to take home, using a personally concocted recipe of botanicals and flavours.

Learn about the process and chemistry in producing gin from connoisseur Chris Abbot, from the choosing of botanicals and operating a still, right through to the designing, naming and tasting of your own 'gin brand'.

Whilst your gin distils, you'll be taken on a journey through the history, customs and culture of this popular spirit, from its origins to the current gin renaissance.

Your afternoon will also be complemented by a mouth-watering 3 course lunch, along with some sample gin and tonics to get the creative juices flowing.

£95 per person, includes 3 course lunch, sample G&Ts, gin making experience and your personally created bottle of gin to take home. Based on two people sharing a still. Limited spaces available. 

You can book using the form on the right hand side of this page. For any further information, you can contact Chris Abbot directly on 07772 432 202 or email


Upcoming dates: 

20th July 2019

3rd August 2019

7th September 2019

5th October 2019

2nd November 2019

7th December 2019