Shakespeare Distillery and Billesley Manor Hotel will again co-host the popular ‘Stratford Gin & Rum Festival’ on Sunday 14 July from 12noon – 5pm. In addition to Shakespeare Distillery, the festival will also feature several new Gin & Rum Distilleries including Dropworks Distillery from Nottinghamshire, Hinton’s of Bewdley in Worcestershire, Locksley Distilling Co from Sheffield and Abingdon Distillery from Oxfordshire.


Held in the 100-year-old Topiary Garden of Billesley Manor, guests can enjoy a variety of craft gins and rums, along with locally sourced food and live music from Simon Boswell and Tris Barford. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic blanket, chairs, and parasols to sit around the gardens. Guests will also be able to purchase their favourite tipple to take home from each distillery stand.


Peter Monks, Director at Shakespeare Distillery said, “We always look forward to hosting our popular Gin & Rum Festival with Billesley Manor. With a variety of artisan, handcrafted gins and rums to sample, delicious cocktails, and slushies, this perfect chilled Sunday is guaranteed not to disappoint!”


Laura Cherrington, Director of Sales & Marketing at Billesley Manor Hotel said “The festival is one of our key summer events and a great excuse to get together with friends and family.  If you love craft gin and rum, beautiful gardens, live music and hopefully plenty of sunshine, this is a must summer event for you!”

Ticket prices are £22, and all tickets are non-refundable. The ticket price includes a souvenir branded Shakespeare Distillery glass, a menu detailing all the flavours & options available, plus a welcome Shakespeare Distillery Gin & Tonic or Rum & Mixer on arrival.

Tickets are available to book online or by calling the distillery team on 01789 336559. Bedrooms are available from £185 bed and breakfast - please contact Billesley Hotel directly on 01789 279955 to book.

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