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Visit to the City of London Gin Distillery Thursday 28 June 2018 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.

We will meet at 6:00 pm 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 historical Punch Tavern, known for its pies, particularly the steak and ale pie. The Punch Tavern is a Grade II listed public house at 98-100 Fleet Street. The pub was named as the Punch Tavern in the 1840s, as Punch magazine had its office nearby at that end of Fleet Street. It was re-fitted as a Gin Palace by the famously big spending Baker Brothers in 1893-97. It was finished at the time of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, when she drove past on her way to St Paul’s.

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, if the tour is oversubscribed we will have a waiting list and may run a second tour later in the year.

Email Liz Whiteman-Smith to book - first come first served!

Email Liz