New Gin to Celebrate Cromer Carnival 50th Anniversary

Cromer Carnival gets into the spirit of things as gin is launched to mark 50 years of this iconic event

Image Credit: Andreas Yiasimi

Cromer Carnival is getting into the spirit of things to mark its 50th anniversary by launching a special edition Cromer Carnival Gin.

Crafted in small batches on copper-pot stills by former Cromer lad Laurence Conisbee at Wharf Distillery, the gin has been created to pay tribute to all that is great about this iconic event and seaside town.

Combining sea buckthorn which adorns the cliffs, rich juniper, coriander, sweet orange, the fragrance of elderflower and a warmth from ling heather, the gin has been made in homage to the North Norfolk Coast.

Left to Right: Luke Evans; Cromer Carninval, Laurence Conisbee; Wharf Distillery. Tony Shipp; Chairman Cromer Carnival. Image Credit: Andreas Yiasimi

Laurence said: “Its 50th Anniversary not only gave me the perfect excuse to create a special gin for my hometown, but also to say thank you to the team for the thousands of memories they have created for visitors and locals alike.”


The gin is priced at £30 per 50cl bottle with all profits going to the CVEO.

The bottle has been adorned with artwork by Printer Johnson, a paper goods brand and the trading name of illustrator and printmaker Vicki Johnson.

Inspired by nature, folklore and pattern Vicki designs colourful illustrations with a nostalgic feel from her studio in Norwich.

Bottles of Cromer Gin will be available to purchase from The Rock Shop Bistro in the town from Friday 2 August. To purchase Cromer Gin online please visit

It will also be available to purchase from the Carnival bar on Runton Road during carnival week, 17-23 August 2019.

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