A Gin Society event (stock image)

Gin festival is returning to Canterbury

Gin lovers in Canterbury are in for a treat this summer.

The Gin Society is returning to the city for two days in July for a festival dedicated to the beverage.

More than 120 varieties will be on offer from both the UK and the rest of the world including the hugely popular fruit gins.

The festival will also celebrate prosecco and other drinks. A range of tonic waters including flavoured varieties will also be available.

Visitors can even learn about gin’s history, how it has become so popular and take masterclasses in making the ideal drink.

The Gin Society said: “To find your perfect gin, browse through our booklet and then visit the different bars, divided into British, World, Fruit and Cocktail bars.

“We are sure you’ll find something to your taste. Each event also features a number of guest gins – just ask our amazing bar staff for recommendations.

“We like to create a laid back, mellow atmosphere and entertainment is provided by our resident vintage DJs. The playlist features sounds from the 1920s to the 1950s, from jazz to swing and from Charleston to Lindy, and sometimes there’s even dancing along the way.”

All gins will be sold for £5.

The gin festival takes place at the Westgate Hall in Canterbury from 6pm to 10.30pm on Friday, July 13. There will be two sessions on Saturday, July 14 from noon to 4.30pm and 6pm to 10.30pm.

Early bird tickets cost £8.50 – otherwise they are sold for £9.75. To book or for more information, log on to the bookings and sales website.

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