Gin festival is just the tonic

Gin festival is just the tonic

Julian Leefe-Griffiths, who co-organised the event with Linton Neil, told the Times it had been a triumph thanks to the perfect cocktail of sunshine, quality gin tastings, live music and delicious food on offer.

Even Sunday’s showers weren’t enough to put people off sampling local artisan producers such as Mayfield Gin, Maidstone Gin and Cantium, as well as those from further afield including Scotland and Ireland.

“What an incredible weekend,” said Julian, who also owns the Tunbride Wells Hotel. “The gin producers did great business as I’m sure did all the restaurants and hotels.

“Putting large-scale festivals on is always difficult, as they take a lot of organisation, planning and commitment but when you see five thousand happy people of Tunbridge Wells come out and play you know that all the hard work has been worth it.”

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