Think you need to head to London to find good gin? Think again! This fabulous tour takes you to 12 of our favourite bars around the West Midlands, where there are hundreds of craft gins to discover and some truly special spots to enjoy. Don’t forget to take your designated driver!
Distance: 274km Driving Time: 5 hours
Georges Great British Kitchen
Serving up traditional British food with twist using carefully selected local produce, Georges Gin Kitchen has chosen gin as their tipple of choice and are ready to take you on a “great beverage adventure” from their gin bar. There’s gin served in Mad Hatter style tea pots, and a row of beach huts for you to enjoy this quintessentially British fare!
The Monkey Tree Gin Bar & Restaurant
Tucked away in the Historic town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, The Monkey Tree boasts the largest gin collection in N.W Leicstershire, with over 200 different gins from around the globe for you to sample! If cake is more your cup of tea, they do a delicious afternoon tea featuring gin jam and a G&T from their wide selection.
Simpsons is a small and delightfully intimate venue, with knowledgeable staff available to help you try the gin of your dreams. Gin tasting evenings are available to take you on a ginny discovery, and their plush velvet seats and sparkling chandeliers make this a charming spot to sip on a gin or two.
40 St Pauls
Dr Jekyll’s Gin Parlour
This Victorian inspired gin parlour has a new autumn menu of cocktails - themed after literary works. If you fancy a Valhar Morghulis or a Pan Galatic Battle Blaster, make sure you head over to this weird and wacky haunt, where you’ll find Jekyll’s gin club Thursday serving up new and unique gins every week.
The Gin Vault
After an afternoon spent wandering along Birmingham’s historic canal area, The Gin Vault is the obvious place to grab some tasty tapas and make a dent on their list of over 370 gins. If there’s an obscure gin you’ve been lusting to try, here might very well be the spot you find it!
Flave Cocktail and Gin Bar
A 1920s themed extravaganza, the newly renamed Flave bar will help you step back in time. They feature a delicious cocktail menu and a wide range of gins for you to try, and their cocktail making masterclasses are a great way to celebrate any occasion.
The Gin Parlour at The Olde Red Lion Pub
Hogarths Gin Palace
Housed inside a traditional Victorian Gin Palace in Leicester town centre is Hogarths, the winner of Think Gin’s “Multiple Gin Bar” award. There are over 120 different gins for you to choose from - each perfectly served and garnished - and their perfect serve, sharing tray and gin bible menus are filled with new tipples for to discover!
Just round the corner from Hogarths, you’ll find the charming 45 West bar. Their main gin of choice is Burleighs, and they’ve mixed up a tasty range of cocktails and perfect serves to compliment the entire range. We’ll take a 45 Fizz please!
For your last stop, head no further than the Toast Inn. Hidden down Francis street, you can hit one of the gin tasting evenings at this cosy pub to try some of their adventurous cocktails. The real winner is their gin tasting evenings, where you can learn about the history of gin, different cocktails to try at home, and discover the wide range of bottles on their shelves - all whilst nibbling on delicious antipasti!