Gin lovers have raised a glass to Farnham’s first Gin Festival.

The sell-out festival, which was organised by Farnham Town Council in partnership with The Wheatsheaf, offered a variety of gin-themed fun.

Gin connoisseurs sampled a range of gins from local and national distillers and learned how to mix the perfect gin cocktail in optional masterclasses by William Chase gin. There was also live music and free talks from Silent Pool, the Gin Kitchen and Hiltingbury Still.

Councillor Jill Hargreaves, Lead Member for Tourism and Events says: “The Gin Festival proved to be very popular and was a big success. Our garden party theme helped to create a great atmosphere and people loved the giant ‘GINga’ and photo booth provided by Showtime Events. We are already starting to think about next year’s festival so that even more people can enjoy one of the country’s best-loved spirits.”

Everybody who attended the Gin Festival received a free souvenir glass, a gin guide which included recipes and gin-inspired stories and a bottle of Fever Tree Tonic.

The Gin Festival marked the start of Farnham’s fortnight-long food and drink festival which will conclude on Saturday 30 September with the Farnham Food Festival in Castle Street.

See more information about the Food Festival.

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