CELEBRATING all things gin!

The Ginchester Fête returns to Winchester, the South of England’s “Capital of Gin”on Saturday June 10.

This year, the event takes place at the breathtaking Great Hall, which houses the legendary King Arthur’s Round Table. Stall holders will be entertaining visitors with games to create a quirky, quintessentially English summer fête; all with a gin theme!

Event organisers, Cabinet Rooms, are now in their third year of running events to mark World Gin Day in the city. Co-Founder, Gary Whiter, explained, “Like many other cities, Winchester has been enjoying a love affair with gin over the last few years. What sets Winchester apart from the rest, though, is that it is at the heart of an extremely exciting regional food and drink scene, which includes a number of creative gin distillers, large and small.”

The Ginchester events have been growing year on year and the Fête now features in Winchester’s annual festival programme. Gary added, “The Ginchester Fête was great fun last year but we sold out quite early which meant many people missed out. Moving to the Great Hall means that the Fête will be even bigger and quirkier than before so it promises to be brilliant fun for even more of the region’s gin lovers and their friends!”

Tickets are priced at £10 per person and include entry to one of two sessions (12pm-2.30pm and 3pm-5.30pm) and a cup of gin punch on arrival. They can be purchased online via ginchester.com, at the Tourist Information Centre and at the new Cabinet Rooms café.

For more details and to buy tickets, please visit www.ginchester.com.