Gin festival organisers raise their glasses to its success

Organisers have raised a toast to the success of the gin festival after it returned to The Pantiles at the weekend, ahead of a packed September of events planned for iconic promenade

The Gin and Jazz Festival came alive again as residents and visitors flocked to the area to enjoy their favourite tipple of gin and listen to some great jazz music.

“At this festival we welcomed some really famous brands. Silent Pool the world-renowned gin attended with a very stylish stand, bottles and glasses,” said organiser Julian Leefe-Griffiths, who also runs the Tunbridge Wells Hotel on The Pantiles.





“As well as the international brands, we also welcomed some super local producers such as Mousehall and Birch Gin from Wadhurst, Ditchling from East Sussex as well as Green Sand Ridge and Cantium from Kent.

“Botanist returned from the island of islay in Scotland, and Pegasus Spirits brought Panera Gin from southern Italy. So there was great diversity and a good selection on offer.

“For those who were trying to keep a clear head, there was also the very special Crossip, a great alcohol free, fruit spirit, used in refreshing mocktails and cocktails.

“We also showcased some delicious Rums from Alluna Coconut in Guatemala, Mount Gay from Barbados as well as Tunbridge Wells’ very own The Rum Company.”




He added that Jazz played on the bandstand. backed up by local DJ’s Carl Quinn and Daniel Shell.

“It was a great weekend and we would like to thank all the visitors who came down as well as exhibitors and producers.

“Now we are looking forward to the food festival this weekend and the




Harvest Food Festival
Saturday and Sunday
September 10 and 11


Pantiles Antiques Festival

Saturday and Sunday
September 17 and 18


Jazz On the Pantiles
Every Thursday evening throughout September

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