Whether it’s an exclusive tasting at a local distillery, a night at a cool bar serving 80 varieties or just a classic gin and Tonic in luxury surroundings, our new gin trail has it all.
WHITTAKER’S GIN HENDRICK’S TIPSY G & TEA AT THE GRAND, YORK
Station Rise, York, North Yorkshire Y01 6GD T: 01904 380 038 E: email@example.com W: www.thegrandyork.co.uk For a unique and indulgent experience, pair classic Afternoon Tea with something a little stronger with Tipsy G & Tea at The Grand, York. Nestled in the heart of the city, the Grade II listed, Edwardian building boasts stunning views of the historic city walls, and an outdoor terrace which is perfect for summer dining.
Take a seat in the restaurant and be presented with a delicious tower of sweet and savoury treats, complete with a Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic teapot with all the trimmings. The hotel bar, 1906, also stocks an impressive collection of gins, including classic serves and inspired cocktails and is the perfect place to relax after your Afternoon Tea. The Tipsy G & Tea Experience is just £33.50 per person.
Gin is certainly the “in” drink right now and some of the very best is made here in Yorkshire using premium local produce and botanicals. Plus, we have the added bonus of getting to enjoy it in the most wonderful surroundings here in our glorious county.
Harewell House Farm, Dacre Banks, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 4HQ (open to the public by appointment only) T: 01423 781 842 W: www.whittakersgin.com Whittaker’s Gin was founded by husband and wife Toby and Jane Whittaker in 2015. Their distillery is at their family home Harewell House Farm, Harrogate which is nestled amidst the wild, rugged, rolling pastures of Nidderdale, North Yorkshire. Their London dry gins are small batch distilled in their bespoke stills called Jezebel named after their daughters Jessica and Isabella which were made in Yorkshire and the water used in the products is drawn on site having filtered through the granite and limestone off the moors.
Their gins reflect their passion for excellence and attention to detail. A unique distillery in an iconic setting, Whittaker’s captures the essence of the surrounding landscape to create spirits inspired by nature. From grain to glass, Whittaker’s care and attention to detail can be seen in every step, creating the finest quality spirits. You can now visit their Gin & Whisky distillery hidden in the glorious Nidderdale Countryside. You can book a tour via the website or simply pop in and visit their gift shop.
So, if you fancy learning more about the history of gin or just sitting back and savouring the taste, this trail is the perfect tonic for gin lovers everywhere. THE SPIRIT OF HARROGATE - SLINGSBY GIN
For a perfect way to enjoy this delicious tipple, visit the Spirit of Harrogate – home of Slingsby Gin – and sample their delicious range or browse the store. Fancy doing something a little different? There
are also two gin experiences on offer: The Spirit of Gin (Up to 12 guests) and The Master Distiller (Up to 8 guests). Get in touch to book your place or visit the website for more information.
SKIPTON BOAT TRIPS LTD.
The Wharf Office, 3 Coach Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1LH T: 01756 790 829 W: www.canaltrips.co.uk
MASONS YORKSHIRE GIN
Join us on board the Dalesman for a 2-hour Gin Cruise on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal! If you’re looking for more than just yummy snacks, join us for our Afternoon G & Tea Cruises. It’s Afternoon Tea with a full Gin Bar of over 33 different gins. If you don’t have time for a sail, pop onto the boat for our Floating Gin Bar! Let us host your next private party, hen do, or birthday!
74 Bedale Road, Bedale, North Yorkshire DL8 1DD
THE YORK GIN SHOP
T: 01677 426 467 W: www.masonsyorkshiregin.com The gin that started it all, the whole Yorkshire gin craze.. Launched by husband and wife, Karl and Cathy Mason. The aim was simple, create a gin that stood out from the crowd, was unique, had more character and essentially more taste. Two years after launching on World Gin Day, the range was extended with a Lavender and Tea Edition. Further special editions have since been added to complement the range, including Peppered Pear, Steve’s Apple and Slow Distilled Sloe. International recognition has been
plentiful, they have over 60 awards to date. In a crowded market place Masons Yorkshire Gin stands out as being a premium gin that represent something unique. Unfortunately in April this year, Masons Distillery was involved in a fire. Nevertheless Karl, Cathy and the team have been relentless and show no signs of slowing down. We believe Masons only have exciting things to come in 2019. To pick up a bottle of Masons award-winning gin, head to their website to see a full list of stockists.
THE MARTON ARMS
Thomas Herbert’s House, 12 Pavement, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9UP T: 07860 920 298 W: www.yorkgin.com You’ll find the York Gin shop in one of the city’s most iconic and beautiful buildings - the 16th Century Sir Thomas Herbert’s House on Pavement, just over the road from Shambles. We’re open seven days a week. Along with our five gins (the only gins made in York) and gift packs, you’ll find beautiful York Gin branded kitchenware, gifts and cards - many of these are also hand-made in York.
Thornton-in-Lonsdale, near Ingleton, North Yorkshire LA6 3PB
We also sell a selection of other top Yorkshire gins. Try any of our awardwinning gins for free, and get expert advice on serving our gins, plus learn about and touch the botanicals that go into making our gin. While you’re gin tasting, children can try a little lemonade, and dogs get Yorkshire water and lots of attention. Opening times Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm Sundays 11am - 5pm
T: 01524 242 204 W: www.martonarms.co.uk A gin-lovers dream come true, this archetypal traditional Yorkshire Dales coaching inn just off the A65 near Ingleton has an amazing 60+ gins for you to try. Sample the local speciality flavours and far flung gins served with tasty complementing tonics. Cocktails and hand-pulled cask ales also available, of course. Why not stay a while to enjoy the fine dining too, with the emphasis on field to fork freshness featuring 100% sustainably farmed local produce.
COLD BATH BREWING CO.
NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY
Sit back, relax and enjoy the enchanting North York Moors National Park with friends and family as you experience an unforgettable Sloemotion Lunch on board one of our heritage coaches. With years of catering experience behind us, we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality of service. Enjoy Yorkshire Pink ‘Champagne’ topped with Sloe Gin, served with delicious Canapés and a Ploughman’s platter, as you travel on a journey through the heart of our wonderful countryside.
HUMBER STREET DISTILLERY CO
Sloemotion Lunch costs £65.00 per adult (18 years plus). Limited Availability. All Departures are from Grosmont Station at 12:30pm for all dates, lasting 2hrs 45 minutes.
All gins are served with their own garnish in a bespoke gin glass, adding to the stylish speakeasy feel
of the bar. With oak panelled walls, leather seating and copper lighting, the elegantly decorated bar is complemented by a Holstein made gin still, positioned behind a glass wall in the distillery area. With guests able to attend tasting sessions and master classes on the making of gin, this really is a brilliant addition to the burgeoning food and drink scene in Hull. Certainly, a place that will make any evening out extra special.
Great North Road, Wentbridge, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 3JP T: 01977 620 697 W: www.bluebellwentbridge.co.uk This lovely village inn, just a stonesthrow away from the Wentbridge House Hotel and nestled in the sleepy village of Wentbridge, has a well-earned reputation for excellent food, great beers, and fabulous Gins! The extensive “Ginventory” features a variety of different Gins, including some spectacular Yorkshire Gins from Raisthorpe Manor, Robin of Loxley & Masons to name just a few, all served with flavour-enhancing garnishes.
If you fancy a bite to eat, there are plenty of tasty seasonal dishes to choose from, including comforting pub classics. With stripped-back Yorkshire Stone walls, many original features, and a cosy relaxed atmosphere, this rustic Inn is the perfect place to unwind with friends or family and discover your favourite Gin!
T: 01423 561 802 W: www.thecoachandhorses.net
In addition to the distillery, which features two copper stills, there is a
Prospect Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1LB
Green Farm, Barton-le-Willows, York, North Yorkshire YO60 7PD T: 01653 618 288
T: 01423 608 121 W: www.Hotelduvin.com/Harrogate
What better springboard to explore Harrogate’s unique atmosphere and distinctive charms than the Hotel du Vin, the most luxurious of hotels in Harrogate? Dine in the lounge, bistro or go-alfresco in the walled courtyard, choosing from our vast Gin selection and ‘homegrown and local’ menu. Dishes include Slingsby Gin infused Smoked Salmon and Scallop Cerviche.
Sloemotion are award-winning artisan distillers, creating a range of spirits including Hedgerow Gin with Rhubarb and Raspberry (see pic). It is a family–run business with brothers Joff and Jules Curtoys at the helm. The brand has its roots firmly in the Yorkshire countryside and this has a huge influence on the business, providing not only hedgerow fruits and botanicals, but also inspiration on their doorstep. Visit the website to find out more, to buy or to find a local stockist.
WEST PARK HOTEL
6 Royal Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2SZ
19 West Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1BJ
T: 01423 507 930 W: www.markettowntaverns.co.uk
T: 01423 524 471 W: www.thewestparkhotel.com
The Old Bell offers a contemporary and stylish venue within the grand old spa town of Harrogate. With subtle hints throughout the venue to its 230 year history, The Old Bell maintains its traditional values by serving delicious home cooked, locally sourced food alongside a fantastic selection of craft and cask ales and boutique spirits.
West Park is Harrogate’s destination venue to sleep, eat and drink, situated in the centre of this historic spa town overlooking the beautiful Harrogate Stray. Over thirty gins are on offer, eight of which are from Yorkshire including the very popular Masons and Whittaker’s Gin. Along with two Harrogate based gins Slingsby and Harrogate Tipple. All are served with a selection of Fever Tree tonics.
shop, which has been designed to be an experience in itself. Created to be in keeping with the surrounding historic village, it evokes a feeling of a bygone age. The Harrogate Gin Experience is set to open shortly where guests can create their own personalised bottles of gin within the castle walls. Gin enthusiasts will be able to handpick botanicals directly from the estate, giving them the opportunity to create a unique gin to take home with them.
COOPER KING DISTILLERY
The Old Stable, Stillington Road, Sutton-onthe-Forest, York, North Yorkshire YO61 1EH
1 Clifton, York, North Yorkshire YO30 6AA
T: 01347 808 232 W: www.cooperkingdistillery.co.uk
T: 01904 644 744 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
A self-built family-owned distillery just outside York, producing award-winning sustainable spirits underpinned by craftsmanship, honesty and adventure. A crowd-funded whisky and gin distillery, it’s one of only a handful in the UK to run on 100% green energy, and plants 1 square metre of English woodland for every bottle of gin sold. Join the adventure by booking onto a tour (see website) or visit the bar and shop every Saturday 10am-6pm.
All over the country, artisan gin producers are storming the scene, and Yorkshire is no exception, brewing up this quintessential British delight. Whether it’s a refreshing summery garden sip or a sophisticated roof top terrace tipple, gin is the drink of the moment and we can certainly see why. Yorkshire is the proud home to multiple producers with more and more opening all the time. No longer simply served with ice and a slice, fruits, flowers, herbs and even vegetables now accompany this refreshing aperitif.
The Coach and Horses is one of Harrogate’s finest traditional public houses with a wide range of beers, friendly staff and a brilliant atmosphere. Relaxed, family-run traditional pub for real ales, malt whisky, over 40 gins, themed food nights and quizzes.
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The Distillery, Main Street, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 3AY T: 01423 779 915 W: www.harrogatetipple.com Award winning Premium Harrogate Gin is distilled at the 750 year old Ripley Castle Estate in Harrogate. The gin is made using botanicals grown within the castle walls and 100% Harrogate Spring Water; making it a true Harrogate gin. Named as one of the world’s best distilleries by the Lonely Planet’s Global Distillery Tour, Harrogate Tipple is the only Yorkshire Distillery to feature in this new guide.
COACH & HORSES
OLD BELL TAVERN
THE BLUE BELL INN
The Slingsby Spirit of Harrogate Gin Experiences are fast becoming a must-do for locals and tourists alike. Dublin has its Guinness Brewery tour and Edinburgh its Scotch whisky tastings, now Harrogate’s Gin Experiences are on the map too. Behind the venture are entrepreneurs Marcus Black and Mike Carthy, who run £30m drinks company ICB, but wanted to create a premium artisan brand. They spent a year developing their idea before launching Slingsby Gin in September 2015 - named after William Slingsby who discovered the first spa water well in Harrogate in 1571. For more information go to: www.wslingsby.co.uk
16 West Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1BJ
HOTEL DU VIN
T: 01482 219 886 W: www.hsdc.co.uk E: email@example.com Humber Street Distillery is Yorkshire’s first gin bar and distillery situated in Hull’s Fruit Market, stocking over 150 gins , 60 rums, 40 whiskey and many other craft spirits, bespoke cocktails and local and international craft beers. A range of bar snacks are on offer to accompany the array of drinks available.
Here you will find a place that doesn’t so much pay tribute to this spirit made from juniper berries as toast it to the heavens. Step off the sloping street and into a beautiful former townhouse converted into an apothecary, where you can learn about the unique history of gin, and taste some of the 100 gins and 50 tonics in store.
18 Humber Street, Hull, East Yorkshire HU1 1XE
•Y orkshire Pink ‘Champagne’ topped with Sloe Gin, served with delicious Canapés •P loughman’s platter •R yedale Vineyards ‘Yorkshire Lad/ Lass’ or Cropton Brewery Real Ale •F reshly brewed Yorkshire Tea or Coffee with Sloemotion Truffles
They used to prescribe the waters of Harrogate on the National Health Service and in Victorian times, upmarket visitors were advised to visit the spa town for at least six weeks to fully benefit from its restorative qualities. This genteel North Yorkshire retreat is probably better known for Bettys than booze, but just around the corner from the historic tearooms is a new phenomenon which combines the Harrogate waters with an alcoholic drink currently enjoying a modern renaissance – gin.
46 Kings Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5JW T: 0330 8807009
Cold Bath opened its microbrewery and bar in July 2018 featuring beers from both Cold Bath Brewing and other great exponents of the brewing art. Cold Bath’s extensive gin range includes classics from Malfy, Harrogate Tipple and Molotov along with rotational greats from local distilleries like the fabulous Harewood and Whittakers and further afield including the amazing Four Pillars Shiraz and Le Gin distilled on Mont Blanc the highest distillery in Europe. 12 Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7AJ T: 01751 472 508 W: nymr.co.uk/sloemotion-lunch
5-7 Montpellier Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2TJ T: 01423 541 279 W: www.spiritofharrogate.co.uk
Begin your Gin journey at The Grange Hotel in York where you may relax in the Tapestry Bar with an afternoon G & Tea or our signature serve York Gin and Tonic with orange and thyme and register for our renowned Gin Tasting Masterclass with a two course lunch, led by Still & Heart. Cheers!
We are a proud Yorkshire business that does things differently, thinks differently and has a different vision to others. In 2015, we started producing our award-winning spirits and now offer a range of six premium products to people around the globe. Seeking to capture the Spirit of Harrogate and deliver it in a bottle for you to enjoy, we ensure each of our products uses the finest pure single grain spirit and is blended with water drawn from the world-famous Harrogate aquifer. The key ingredients in our gins are hand-grown local botanicals that are synonymous with the beautiful and restorative nature of Harrogate. Slingsby has gained recognition on a global scale and we are exceptionally proud to have received over 30 awards from around the world, including San Francisco, New York, London and China. Our Spirit of Harrogate store – the home of Slingsby Gin - now offers not one, but two gin experiences – The Spirit of Gin and The Master Distiller - details of which can be found on our website, but in the meantime please do pop in to see us for a G&T sample and to browse the Slingsby range!
Slingsby Gin HQ
KEIGHLEY For more travel information go to www.yorkshire.com/travel YORKSHIRE BY RAIL Yorkshire’s cities and market towns are easy to get to from other parts of the country. Travel to Yorkshire with high-speed trains from either London or Edinburgh in less than two hours with London North Eastern Railway and Grand Central services. You can also get to Yorkshire by train from the North West with First TransPennine Express, who offer direct services into the county from Liverpool and Manchester. Northern Rail also offer direct services to Yorkshire from the North West.
YORKSHIRE BY SEA 35ml Slingsby Gooseberry Gin 15ml Lychee Liqueur 25ml White Grapefruit Juice 15ml Elderflower Cordial 1 Egg White
Method 1 Shake all ingredients with no ice for about 30 seconds. 2 Add ice and shake again, strain into a coupe glass.
Garnish with edible flowers.
YORKSHIRE BY AIR International flights connect Yorkshire to the rest of the world, as well as UK flights from Aberdeen, Belfast, Newquay and Southampton to Leeds-Bradford Yorkshire’s Airport, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Humberside Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport.
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YORKSHIRE BY ROAD
Ferry services to Hull and Newcastle link Yorkshire with Northern Europe. P&O Ferries operate overnight services to Hull from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.
Britain’s biggest and fastest highways cross Yorkshire from north to south and east to west, making getting here by car or by coach very simple. For details of the quickest (or the most scenic) driving routes see the AA or RAC websites www.theaa.com and www.rac.co.uk. Plan a journey online with Arriva, who have busses running across Yorkshire on a regular basis.
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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KIRKBY LONSDALE 11 HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE INGLETON
ROBIN HOOD’S BAY
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NORTH YORK MOORS
For a truly quintessential English drink; drop a few Strawberries into your gin and tonic. If you’re feeling brave why not add a few peppercorns too. Pick your own strawberries at the ever-popular Farmer Copleys in Pontefract
A slice of cucumber in your gin really packs a punch. This refreshing, mellow garnish is a great addition to a summer tipple. Order cucumbers from the award winning Berts Barrow in North Yorkshire.
OUR GIN FOOL COCKTAIL IS ONE OF THE MOST GORGEOUS COCKTAILS AROUND!
Raspberries are an easy refreshing alternative to lemon in your gin. Add a sprig of mint for a truly exquisite summer time treat. You can pick your own raspberries from Spillmans Café who have 3 arcres of land dedicated to this fabulous fruit.
Rhubarb is becoming a firm favourite in the gin world. Add a freshly peeled rhubarb ribbon to your favourite gin and top up with Prosecco to make a delicious French 75 cocktail. Pick up some rhubarb from Whiteley’s Farm in Leeds.
If you are feeling fruity why not try this delicious recipe from Slingsby Gin.
Lavender complements floral and aromatic G&Ts. It’s deeply aromatric and warm making it a perfect garnish in the winter. Learn more about this culinary herb and purchase your own at Wolds Way Lavender in Malton.
Muddle together blueberries, lime and mint for a perfect balance of flavours. This will complement almost any choice of gin. Pick your own blueberries in August at The Balloon Tree Café and Farmshop.
Each gin has its own flavour and your choice of garnish can make or break a gin and tonic. Many bar tenders will recommend which garnish can match a gins key flavours to make it a ‘perfect serve’. We think that it comes down to your own preference and have collated a range of Yorkshire garnishes to complement your favourite tipple:
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For more information please contact: Welcome to Yorkshire Dry Sand Foundry, Foundry Square, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 5DL
T: 0113 322 3500 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.yorkshire.com
Let the good times be-gin and toast World Gin Day as Welcome to Yorkshire launches our new Gin Trail, highlighting the county’s best produce...
Published on Jun 7, 2019
Let the good times be-gin and toast World Gin Day as Welcome to Yorkshire launches our new Gin Trail, highlighting the county’s best produce...