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Visit to the City of London Gin Distillery

Thursday 26 October 2017 at 6:00 pm

The City of London Distillery brought gin distilling back to the City in 2012 after an absence of nearly 200 years. They won Double-Gold and Gold Awards for their Christopher Wren Gin and Square Mile Gin, respectively, at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition this year.

We will be taken on a guided tour of the distillery to discover the history of gin in London and learn about their gin making techniques. The tour is followed by a 3-flight gin tasting. This gin experience takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Ticket includes a voucher for £5 off a bottle of our gin.

Tour starts at 6:00 pm. Meet at the City of London Gin Distillery, 22-24 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8DT. The nearest stations are City Thameslink and Blackfriars. Bride Lane is off Fleet Street.

This will be followed by dinner at The Old Bell Tavern which has a long history, having been a licensed tavern for more than 300 years. Built by Sir Christopher Wren, it housed his masons who were rebuilding St Bride's Church after the Great Fire. Originally it could only be reached via an alleyway from Fleet Street and as such it has a long association with printing. One of the first printing presses operated here around 1500.

This trip will cost £48 a head to include the gin tour, a pie and a dessert at the Punch Tavern.

Drinks will be payable individually on the night.

Numbers are strictly limited to 16 as the distillery is very small. This is a second visit to the Gin distillery and priority will be given to those on the waiting list from the first visit.

There are just two places available still - contact Liz Whiteman Smith to secure.