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A gintastic time is had by all

Four females sampling gin

Gin mixed with a Michael Bublé tribute band proved to be the perfect ingredients for a good night out at this year’s Farnham Gin Festival. 

Hundreds of people came along to the two-night annual celebration of Britain’s favourite tipple which was organised by Farnham Town Council with support from The Castle Inn. 

Over 100 gins were available from national brands through to very local distillers whose artisan product is defined by factors such as their geography, geology and native natural ingredients. 

Speaking after the Gin Festival, Councillor Alan Earwaker, Lead Member for Tourism and Events said: “There were so many types of gin, flavoured with every imaginable botanical – the variety was quite amazing.

“Farnham Town Council aims to hold events that cater for all interests and age groups.  It was wonderful to see so many people supporting the Gin Festival. It’s clear that the gin renaissance of recent years is showing no sign of abating in Farnham!”

Throughout the evening, the distillers gave talks about their brand while gin aficionados attended masterclasses to learn more about their drink of choice. 

The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Pat Evans attended the first night of the festival and was tasked with judging the best dressed stall. She awarded joint first prize to Nibbs Gin and The Gin Kitchen who shared the £150 prize money. 

Farnham Gin Festival was supported by gold sponsors Farnham Castle and local accountants the TC Group with bronze sponsors Andrew Lodge Estate Agents and BBS for Magimix. 

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