Organisers of the event have faced a battle in recent months fixing a date for the event as a result of the pandemic.
However now as things look better and the country slowly begins to reopen they are thrilled to confirm the event will go ahead in May.
Speaking to HU17.net Rob said;
“Having worked on events and in marketing for most of my life a few years ago I decided that I wanted to do more ‘fun things’ and hatched a plan for a gin festival. This event was something I could do alongside my main business that was enjoyable to work on.”
“I love hosting and being customer-facing and have a real passion for food and drink. As a result, a festival seemed like the natural fit and being born and schooled in Beverley it had to be here.”
“Beverley Minster is a place I have always admired. At first, I thought it would be inaccessible for us however after approached them, they were very open to the idea.”
“As a result of the visit I was blown away about what a great venue the Minster is. We set the first date was set for March 2020 however the pandemic came and that, as we all know, resulted in events being cancelled.”
“We flipped the event to October, and thankfully most ticket buyers rolled their tickets to then. Things weren’t quite back to normal, eventually, it was set to September 2021. Just the 18 months after planned”
“The first event was a huge success, with over 1000 tickets sold and amazing feedback gave us something to really build on. There was a change in the management structure, allowing me to take the event in the direction that I want, assisted by a very experienced close support team.”
More Than Just Gin At The Beverley Gin Festival
“We’re working hard in the background to be launching a new gin with the exclusive first tastes across the weekend. There will also be lots of other exciting things happening too.”
“With locally distilled gins alongside ones we’ve sourced from around the world, there will be plenty on offer to try. If gin isn’t for everyone, we have Atom supplying the craft beer bar, as well as a Prosecco cocktail bar and a few other drinks available.”
“There’s a choice of street food for this second festival, specific details to follow in due course.”
Those attending the Beverley Gin Festival will certainly have a lot to look forward to. Rob explained more, he said;
“We’ve got Danny Shenton ‘headlining’ after his Friday set last year we had to get him back. He’ll be supported with acoustic sets across the weekend.”
“Also we’ve got various ‘masterclasses’ and some working stills to learn exactly how gin is made.”
The Beverley Gin Festival will take place from the 20 to 21 of May. Spread across 3 sessions, Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.
Tickets are available starting at £20 including your first two drinks, your own balloon glass, metal straw, gin bible and pen all to take home.
More information about the event can be found at – beverleyginfestival.co.uk
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