You may have noticed that here at the Strand we rather enjoy our Gin and our annual Gin Festival is a firm fixture. So, put the date in your diary and look forward to all things Gin from Friday 2nd until Sunday 11th August.

We’ll be featuring more than 70 gins on our bar! Everyday we’ll feature a different Gin of the Day served with the perfectly paired Fever Tree tonic and garnish for just £4.50, offering you a chance to try something a bit different from your usual. There’ll be our ever popular Festival Cocktail List including cocktails such as Grapefruit Pomelo, Flora Dora and the famous Strand Garden.

Plus, there will be plenty of events to look forward where you can further indulge your love of the juniper flavoured spirit.

On the evenings of Friday 2nd and Friday 9th we’ve developed a special Gin & Tapas menu. We’ll even be trying our first ever, Gin infused White Sangria. Now doesn’t that sound delicious?

On Thursday 8th August we’ll be repeating our popular Gin & Dine evening with our very good friends and experts from Chase Distillery. Enjoy 5 courses matched with a different gin and soak up the expert knowledge from the lovely Grace, our expert from Chase. You’ll have the chance to purchase bottles of Gin from Chase directly if any of the gins tickle your gin palate. Please take a look at the menu here and call us to book your table for this popular event.

If Afternoon Tea is more your thing then we’ll see you on Sunday 11th August. Gin, Sandwiches, Scones (with Gin Infused Raspberry Jam… yum) & Gin & Tonic Cake; the perfect combination! All things Gin you may say, but have you heard of a better Afternoon Tea?

Want to hear more from those in the know? Then come along on the evening of Wednesday 7th when our Rich the distiller from British Polo Gin will be here to give a Gin Tasting and Masterclass. Not to be missed! On Saturday 10thand Sunday 11th a number of distilleries will join us for lots more sampling. Join Sacred, British Polo Gin, Brennan & Brown, Tanqueray and Fever Tree to sample their wares and learn all you need to know.

It wouldn’t be the Strand Gin Festival without plenty of live music. On Friday 2nd August at 9pm we just had to invite Memphis Sundogs to join us for their first ever gig! Then on Saturday 10th August, we’ll finish the day with the wonderful SlowJin (of course, we had to get these guys back for Gin Festival with their epic band name!)

You’ll find Gin & Tonic cakes on the bar all festival, and we’ll even have our own Pimp your Gin Station for the duration so that, although we’ll be serving the perfect serves, you can take the lead and garnish your gin, your way! (Mine’s Frozen Mixed Berries, so save them for me….)

Phew, you know what they say? When life throws you a lemon, make a gin and tonic or even better let us do it for you.