Served in glamorous glass-ware or an over-sized goblet, G&T’s have become one of the nation’s favourite drinks. Gin bars are popping up all over the country, inviting you to try and test the sought-after spirit.
Here is a list of our favourite gin bars in Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Essex:
Gin bars in Cambridge
Cambridge Gin Laboratory
Green Street, Cambridge, CB2 3JX | Tel: 01223 75 11 46 www.cambridgeginlab.co.uk
The Gin Lab in Cambridge offers specialised gin tasting sessions, guiding you through the history and mysteries of gin production. Discover how to taste like a professional and blend your very own bottle. If you prefer to just have a taste, The Tasting Room offers a range of the award-winning gins and cocktails to sample.
The Hidden Rooms
7b Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA | Tel:01223 514777 https://www.hiddenrooms.co.uk/drinks,
The Hidden Rooms is an intimate bar situated in the basement of Victorian era Roman Baths, famous for its creative cocktails and prestigious spirits. Offering a range of gin, tonics and gin-based cocktails, there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you can’t find anything to tickle your fancy on the menu, the bartenders will be happy to conjure up your very own creation.
Gin bars, Bedford
Riverside Square, Bedford, MK40 1AS | Tel: 01234 211 484 http://www.toastbedford.co.uk/
This hidden gem in Bedford offers high quality spirits and cocktails as well as gin classes and cocktails masterclasses. With an extensive range of gins and tonics, from your classical favourites to the more unique, there is something for everyone.
The best gin bars in Norfolk
The Gin Trap Inn
High Street, Ringstead, Norfolk, PE36 5JU | Tel: 01485 525264 http://www.thegintrapinn.co.uk/
The Gin Trap in Norfolk has over 130 gins available, with their collection growing every day. They have two gin boards on offer, allowing you to test and try some of the best from their assortment – you’re bound to find a new favourite! If there is a gin you would like to add to their list, just let them know and they will try and provide it for you.
The Ten Bells
74-78 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AR | Tel: 01603 920292 http://www.thetenbellsnorwich.com/gin-and-thce-distillery
Visit Norfolk’s first gin distillery, which is also home to the Tonka Bean gin recipe, the first in the UK! The well-known pub offers a range of gins as well as cocktails. Have a tour of their very own distillery or enjoy a tasting session. You can even take away your own hand bottled gin.
The Gin Palace
16 Charing Cross, Norwich NR2 4AL | Tel: 01603 660355 http://mashtun.weebly.com/gin-palace.html,
The Gin Palace offers over 180 varieties of gin, all served as a double with FeverTree tonic water, as well as some gin-based cocktails. The collection consists of both familiar brands, as well as the more obscure, from countries all over the world. With an array of different gins, some flavoured, and others infused, there is something new for everyone to try.
The best place for gin in Suffolk
Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4NE | Tel: 01394 382660 www.theangelwoodbridge.co.uk
Established in 1678, The Angel Inn offers an outstanding range of over 250 gins. Why not come along for a tasting session with your friends from just £5 a head and have a specialist open your eyes to the wonderful world of gins?
The Arcade Tavern
1 Arcade St, Ipswich IP1 1EX | Tel: 01473 805454, http://arcadetavern.co.uk/gin/
Located in the centre of Ipswich in a beautiful Georgian town house, the Arcade Tavern stocks over 80 small batch gins. All the gins are meticulously researched and tested by the team at Arcade Tavern and are complimented by garnishes and tonics to enhance the flavour.