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The Gin Society Festival – Canterbury July 2018

  • Date: Friday 13th July
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What a party we had – so we’re coming back for more!

Fresh from the success of our sold-out event in April, The Gin Society returns to Canterbury’s Westgate Hall for a GINtastic Summer!

120 gins, prosecco cocktails, distillers’ masterclasses, tasting station, plus entertainment… an unforgettable Gin Experience and the perfect night out.

EARLY BIRD TICKETS: £8.50 plus booking fee. Book now to take advantage of our Early Bird rate – ticket numbers are limited and once they’re gone, they’re gone!


Friday 13th July: 6pm – 10.30pm

Saturday 14th July: Afternoon Session 12noon – 4.30pm

Saturday 14th July: Evening Session 6pm – 10.30pm

How The Gin Society Festival works

Your ticket permits entrance to the festival at the time and date stated on the ticket under the ‘Ticket Type’ section. You do have to be aged 18 or over to be permitted entrance to the festival. If you’re lucky enough to look under 25, you will be asked for ID. Sorry, but no ID, no entry!

On arrival, our lovely front of house staff will give you a brief introduction to the event, and your very own, limited edition, The Gin Society gin glass along with a Gin Guide booklet, describing all the different gins you can try as well as recommended mixers and garnishes.

You’ll then be able to purchase Gin Vouchers that come in values of £5 or £20. Our standard single gins (25ml) are £5 with mixer and garnish. The Prosecco Gin cocktails are £10 (200ml). We accept both cash and card payments at the voucher station.

And then you are good to go and explore our world of gin… To find your perfect gin, browse through our booklet and then visit the different bars, divided into British, World, Fruit and Cocktail bars. We are sure you’ll find something to your taste. Each event also features a number of guest gins – just ask our amazing bar staff for recommendations.

At all The Gin Society festivals, tonic water and other mixers are provided by our sponsors Fentimans Botanically Brewed Drinks. www.fentimans.com

Still need more information on the festival? Send us an email and we’ll see what we can do for you: hello@theginsociety.bar . Alternatively check our Frequently Asked Questions below, as the info you want may be covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in the ticket fee?

Your ticket provides: entrance to the festival; a beautiful gin glass; our Gin Booklet of notes to guide you as you make your gin journey; and a pen.

Cost of the gins and payment

We operate a voucher system. Vouchers are available, from the voucher station, in multiples of £5 and £20. A standard single gin (25 ml) is £5 with complimentary mixer and garnish. Prosecco & gin cocktails are £10 (200 ml).

We are happy to refund any unused vouchers, but vouchers may only be redeemed on the day of purchase before the end of the session.

How can I pay?

We accept cash and card payments.

Are there other drinks at the festival?

Yes, there is prosecco and prosecco cocktails (with gin or vodka), plus we stock a small selection of bottled ales.

Is there an age limit for this event?

Yes, The Gin Society Festival is for people aged 18 and over only. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed entry even if they are in possession of a valid ticket.

Will I need ID?

We operate the Challenge 25 scheme, meaning if you are lucky enough to look under 25 you will be asked for ID, so please bring suitable documentation, as you may be refuse entry without it and we won’t be able to offer you a refund.

Are we allowed to go out and come back into the festival?

Yes, of course, but to ensure re-admittance, our door staff will need to give you a small stamp on your hand.

Will there be entertainment at the festival?

The Gin Society likes to create a laid back, mellow atmosphere and entertainment is provided by our resident Vintage DJs. The playlist features sounds from the 1920s to the 1950s, from jazz to swing and from Charleston to Lindy, and sometimes there’s even dancing along the way… Feel free to join in!

Will there be food at the festival?

Yes food is available at our festivals. The food offer changes from venue to venue, so to keep you updated we will send ticket holders an email the week of the festival to inform what’s on offer.

Is seating available?

The Gin Society festivals are standing events. We have a number of seats available on a first come first served basis, but seating is not guaranteed and cannot be reserved in advance.

If you need assistance, please e-mail us on hello@theginsociety.bar and we will be happy to help.

Does the ticket have to be used by the person named on it?

No, anyone 18 and over (with proof of ID if required) may use the ticket, so you can even buy them as gifts!

If a festival is sold out, do you have a waiting list?

Yes, a waiting list becomes available once the event is fully sold out, in case we have any returned tickets. All our tickets are sold via Eventbrite, and we will advertise on the booking page if tickets become available.

I can no longer make it to the festival, can I get a refund?

Yes, we realise plans sometimes change, so we are happy to arrange a refund up to seven days before the festival. It is fine to pass your ticket on to a friend, as long as they are aged 18 or over. To arrange a full refund please email us at hello@theginsociety.bar

How do we get the tickets?

All our tickets are sold through Eventbrite. Unless you have the Eventbrite account and mobile app, you will need to print the tickets included in your confirmation of purchase email sent to you by Eventbrite. If you do not receive your confirmation email from Eventbrite, please email us on hello@theginsociety.bar

Do I get sent paper tickets for the festival?

No, your tickets are included in your purchase confirmation email sent to you by Eventbrite. Either download and print it, or use the e-ticket via the Eventbrite App.

How do I contact you?

Best via email on hello@theginsociety.bar


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