SUSSEX GIN FEST IS COMING TO BORDE HILL GARDEN THIS SUMMER!
“The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.” WINSTON CHURCHILL
Returning for a second year following the success of 2018’s debut in Brighton, the Sussex Gin Fest has a new location at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath on Saturday 13th of July 2019. An outdoor celebration of all things gin, the event is the biggest gin and food festival in Sussex. With a wide range of locally distilled gins to try, delicious artisan food stalls, captivating demonstrations and a main stage with live entertainment all day long, all hosted in the beautiful, idyllic gardens of the Borde Hill estate.
David Hill, MD at E3, the producers of the Sussex Gin Fest said:
“We are thrilled to be bringing Sussex Gin Fest to the stunning gardens at Borde Hill, it is the perfect location, allowing us to quadruple the size of the event and feature even more of Sussex’s fabulous produce. Sussex has become a hotbed for producing bespoke, small batch, artisan gins. Sussex Gin Fest will be celebrating the rich gin culture that has erupted since the 'ginaissance' began in 2014.”
The event will feature bars from local distilleries, including Brighton Gin, Tom Cat, Jarrold's Gin, Harley House and Blue Thorn, as well as locally based official mixer partner Folkington’s, showcasing everything there is to know about Sussex gin, from production and tasting methods to fabulous cocktails and refreshing coolers.
Sussex produce is at the centre of this unique festival, but the event will also showcase ‘Gins of the World’ with international culinary options to compliment them, and the ‘Best of the Rest’ zone will feature small batch guest gins from neighbouring counties. For beer lovers, Harvey’s Brewery will be on site serving local beers and there will be Sussex ‘fizz’ for those who love bubbles, there will even be a G&T sorbet to cool you down!
Set in more than 200 acres of traditional parkland, Borde Hill Garden is the perfect place to relax on a hot summer’s day, a place which captivates and delights visitors with its series of intimate ‘living garden rooms’, fine woodland parklands, lakes and outstanding views across the Sussex High Weald. Sussex Gin Fest ticket holders will have free access into Borde Hill Garden and be able to roam the gardens at leisure, soaking up the summer sun.
WHERE: Borde Hill Garden is located 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath, West Sussex
WHEN: Saturday 13th July 2019, 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
TICKETS: Standard Ticket £15.00 plus booking fee, ticket holders also receive free entry into Borde Hill Garden
TRAVEL: Easily accessible from London and the south coast via train (45 minutes from London Bridge or Victoria) and car (20 minutes north of Brighton or south of Gatwick). Free parking is available
CHARITY PARTNER: Sussex Gin Fest is proud to support the Chailey Heritage Foundation, a Sussex based charity providing education, support and transition services for children and young adults with complex physical and learning disabilities