Lostwithiel Gin Festival
Saturday 30th June 2018, 11:00am to 9:00pm
Location: Central Lostwithiel
Celebrating Cornish Spirit
Saturday the 30TH of June -
On the Parade - 11am - 9pm
Lostwithiel is very pleased to announce its very first Gin Festival, where a plethora of Cornish Gins will be available, we'll have makers from all over Cornwall joining us, offering their wares, tasters and advice. We'll be running a Gin Bar where you'll be able to choose your preferred Gin from the Menu then choose the cocktail or tonic water you'd like it with.
There will be live entertainment all day starting with:
Jazz Pianist Extraordinaire - Charlie Clough
Lost in Song - Lostwithiel's amazing choir
The Buzzards - Folk, Roots with fiddle & Mandolin
Rue - "One of our most exciting BBC Introducing artists. Rue is a treasure." - BBC Introducing
Then time to crank it up a little for the evening with Little Miss Mojo and DJ Lee Grimshaw, spinning vintage vinyl, Soul, Jazz and Funk, having recently performed in Las Vegas at their huge Northern Soul festival.
These Cornish gin makers will have a stall (or be represented) at our Gin Festival:
- Atlantic Distillery - Jynerva Gin
- Colwith Farm Distillery - Staffords Gin
- Cornish Gin Distillery - Elemental Gin
- Fowey Valley - Foy Gin
- Green Cart Farm Distillery -giving demonstrations
- Haye Farm - Fowey River Gin
- Pocket Full Of Stones - Caspyn Gin
- St Ives Liquor Co - St Ives Gin
- Southwestern Distillery - Tarquins Gin
- Trevethan Gin - Trevethan Gin
- Rock Gin Company - Rock Gin
- Tinkture - Tinkture Rose Gin
Cornish Country Cordials will also have a stall, their products work really well with gin.
Fever-Tree is our official tonic supplier with a range of different flavours to choose from.
You'll be spoilt for choice for food, all our local eateries will be open, be it sourdough sandwiches or fish and chips, pasties or a cream tea, the pubs and restaurants will be offering something more substantial if you need to refuel. On-site we'll have Kernow Forno with their delicious wood-fired pizzas, Big Pan with Paellas, Chilli, vegetarian and lots more, Bellamama Deli will be offering summer tapas alongside Cornish Gouda with their tasty tasting plates, you will not go hungry.
Come and enjoy all Lostwithiel has to offer, browse the shops for Antiques, Vintage, Homewares and much much more in between sipping your favourite Gin alongside the River Fowey under the canopy ancient trees or take a stroll down to the ‘beach‘ by the medieval bridge. Bring a blanket, a picnic, soak up the atmosphere.
Fancy a go at Gin making, Green Cart ( recently featured on BBC 2 ) will be here giving demos from 2pm talking about their favourite ingredients and how to get the Gin just right. Lost in Books will be giving a talk about Gin in literature, you'll be surprised.
All profits raised will be going towards new stretch tents, staging, bar, electricity points and a storage shed for the Parade area so we can put on even more, even better events, please drink responsibly but generously, donations extremely welcome.
Another event organised by the Lostwithiel Business Group.
If you are lucky enough to look under 25, then don't forget your ID, bring smiles, and good humour, patience ( we may be really busy on the bar ) and we will have a fantastic day together.
If the weather is terrible we will relocate to the Church Rooms, but it will be sunny.
We have arranged more trains stopping in Lostwithiel, then it's just a 1 minute walk over the old bridge, you'll see and hear us, please come by rail if you can, then you can enjoy the day to it's full, just drive to your nearest station and jump on the Gin Train. As you know Lostwithiel is a small, beautifully proportioned ancient town and has limited parking so it will be first come, first served, if you have friends in town, ask if you can use their driveway, get dropped off, stay overnight, definitely car share with your new total designated driver friend (there will be soft drinks).
There may be last-minute changes to the timetable so please double-check before you travel.