Grand Pier Gin Festival
Calling All Gin Lovers!
New for 2017, the Grand Pier is proud to present its first ever Gin Festival!
Join us on a grand tour of a variety of gins from all over the UK.
From local specialties, to flavoured gins, to traditional craft batches, there’s so much to choose from!
When you arrive, you’ll be presented with your passport to a whole nation full of gin, which contains information on the 20 different gins ready and waiting for you behind our gin bar. Be sure to purchase some drinks tokens, and once you’ve made your selection, grab your Grand Pier Gin Glass and head to the bar!
We will also have a number of exhibitors offering a range of gins to sample and purchase from their stands, a packed schedule of masterclasses and talks, and live music throughout the day.
Gin Talk Schedule
The talks and masterclasses will take place in the adjoining North Tower room. There are limited places available for the masterclasses so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
1pm - Tanqueray Drop-in Session: Learn some tricks of the trade!
3pm – “Alcohol - the cause & solution to all life’s problems!” - Sam Espensen examines the relationship between alcohol and mental health
5pm – Bar Cameo – A Cocktail Masterclass
Live Music From:
1pm - Hannah Cumming
2pm - Mike Ritchie
4pm - Oli Boorman
5pm - FlapJack MaX
Advance tickets are just £12 to include your entry to the festival, an exclusive Grand Pier branded Gin glass and a Gin and Tonic.
The day will run from 12pm - 7pm
Tickets will be priced at £15 on the day although will be subject to availability.
Please find below some ‘FAQs’ which detail essential information about the event.
What are the timings for the day?
Doors open from 12pm, and the festival will be open until approximately 7pm.
Where do I go when I get there?
The festival takes place in our Regency Suite. When you arrive at the pier, please show your ticket to the Security Guard on the turnstiles for free admission. There will be directional signage in place guiding you to the Gin Festival.
Where do I collect my festival glass?
When you enter the Regency Suite there will be a glass collection point on the right hand side.
Exchange your ticket for your glass when you arrive – you will need the glass for your drinks so please keep hold of yours for the duration of the event as we are unable to issue extra glasses.
How do I purchase drinks tokens, and how much do they cost?
When you have collected your glass, head over to the token station opposite to purchase drinks tokens. Remember, your ticket includes your first Gin & Tonic!
Our Gin Bar will not take cash, so make sure you purchase your tokens before heading over.
One token costs £5, or you can purchase 5 for a discounted price of £20 (please note tokens must be purchased in a single transaction to benefit from this discount).
Each token will get you a single measure of the gin of your choice, with garnish and tonic. You can purchase doubles, or gin cocktails, for two tokens.
Please note we are unable to refund you for unused tokens so please only purchase the quantity you will be using. Please note we cannot replace lost tokens.
Are there any restrictions on who can attend?
This event is strictly over-18s only, and you may be asked for proof of age.
Is there food available?
There will be a selection of tapas available to purchase in the festival room, or you can take advantage of the many restaurants and facilities on the pier.
Please note that if you leave the festival room, you will be asked to produce your gin festival glass as proof of your ticket.
Is there seating?
This is a standing event, however there will be limited seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have a disability and require a seat, please inform the Events Team on 01934 646155 who will be happy to arrange this for you. Please note we must be notified in advance to accommodate seating requests.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact the events team on 01934 646 155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, please enjoy the festival, and drink responsibly.
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