10 UK Gin Festivals You Need to Experience in 2019


This cold got us thinking about the warmth of sunny summer days and the joy of sitting in a beer garden sipping on a refreshing G&T or better yet enjoying an abundance of them by attending a gin festival.

Festivals are not only insta-worthy but they are also a great way to experience a variety of gins all at the same time and place (please drink responsibly).

We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of the fun so keep reading to stay on top of your UK gin festival game for 2019:

Gin Festival London

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Image from London Gin Festival

The London event of the Gin Festival takes place over three days in East London featuring over 100 different Gins. Each day (except for Friday) is divided into different sessions and is suitable for anyone from the casual (but ginterested) drinker, to the spirit snob alike.

The Gin To My Tonic Festival, London

The Gin To My Tonic Festival brings together over 100 different gins from across the UK and beyond. Each gin has been selected based on outstanding craftsmanship, delightful flavor and the most enjoyable drinking experiences. Do you fancy fruity gins? try new flavours such as rhubarb, strawberry & black pepper, violet, raspberry & cardamom or even passionfruit! Sample all kinds of gin while you enjoy the live entertainment!

The Big Big Gin Festival

After a successful 2018, the Big Big Gin Festival is back at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on the 26th & 27th of April 2019. Gin lovers are in for a treat with a huge variety of gins, great food, live musc and a gin cocktail bar.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an advanced Gin drinker or just getting started, there will be something for everyone. Do you want to treat your Gin-loving friend to a nice day out, but you aren’t a big fan? There will also be some great Scottish craft beers on sale, as well as various wines and Proseccos available.

Edinburgh Juniper Festival

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Image from Edinburgh Juniper Festival

The Juniper Festival is essentially a huge celebration of all things gin with music, entertainment, Scottish street food, craft stalls and gin cocktails galore and good news is that it’s making a comeback for this summer. So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets as soon as they go out for sale.

St Albans Gin Festival

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Image from St Alban’s Gin Festival

With over 40 different gins, the St Albans Gin and Prosecco Festival is perfect for all gin enthusiasts. The festival will stop in St Albans for one day only at the beginning of February making this the perfect event to celebrate Dry January!

The Great British Gin Festival

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Image from Winchester’s Gin Festival

Celebrate your love of gin at the The Great British Gin Festival coming to Winchester this February. There will be over 100 gins from around the world at the festival with plenty of trade stands offering samples and the chance to purchase bottles to take home with you at the on-site shop.

The Prosecco and Gin Festival

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Image from Newcastle Prosecco and Gin Festival

If you’re in Newcastle and your drinks of choice are gin or prosecco, then you’ll want to be heading to The Prosecco and Gin Festival Newcastle this year.

The Gin Society Festival

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Image from the Gin Society Gin Festival

Grab your friends or partner and get yourself down to The Gin Society Festival in Hull. Experts are on hand to give tips and information about your favourite tipple as well as giving masterclasses so guests can learn how to make tasty gin cocktails.

Falkirk Gin Festival

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Image from Falkirk Gin Festival

Guests of the Falkirk Gin Festival will be able to meet the distillers and ambassadors from gin makers from all over Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world at the event.

Spirit of Speyside Festival

Spirit of Speyside Festival

The Gin Experience takes place from July 12 to 14 and will offer a unique opportunity to taste locally produced gin and meet the makers.

This event will offer guests an opportunity to enjoy locally produced gins, sample local produce and meet the makers, all in the surroundings of Gordon Castle Walled Garden, with The Dowans Hotel joining them in the evening to add a different dimension.

Tickets for The Gin Experience, which are £20,  are now on sale


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