The Gin Kitchen Gin & Cocktail Summer Festival

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The Gin Kitchen Distillery

Goldenlands Farm

Punchbowl Lane



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We cordially invite you to our Gin, Beer & Cocktail Festival! Join us at The Gin Kitchen Distillery in our 170-year old barn on Punchbowl Lane Dorking as we celebrate summer with plenty of gin, locally produced ales, and fabulous cocktails.

What to expect

The Gin Kitchen will be serving signature G&Ts along with delicious cocktails.

Gutsy Monkey - Our first and iconic Winter Gin is created with lime zest, fresh ginger, fresh thyme and lots of warming spices creating a luxurious gin that develops as you sip it.

Dancing Dragontail - Our second, Summer Gin is the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s day, made using Pink Grapefruit and cardamom this is the perfect gin and tonic gin.

Blushing Monkey - The newest edition to our gin family is Blushing Monkey Pink Gin, the base gin of Gutsy Monkey is steeped in black grapes to create a warming but fruity gin. Watch the magic as the gin blushes when you add tonic.

You'll also be able to sample and buy G&Ts and bottles from the following distilleries:

Cabin Pressure - Cabin Pressure Spirits are a husband and wife team based in Horsham, West Sussex. Thinking there must be a way to produce a more flavoursome gin, David set about experimenting in the garden shed. A year later, it turned out he was right! The couple rapidly up-scaled production and are busy sharing the results with gin lovers across the region. Find out more https://www.cabinpressurespirits.com/

Harley House - Started in the late summer of 2017, Harley House Distillery is a small batch distillery based in Seaford, East Sussex. The distillery was created by Heidi and Adam through Adam's love and desire to produce alcohol and in particular, spirits. They launched their signature brand, Pure Sussex Gin in September of 2017. Find out more https://www.harleyhousedistillery.co.uk/

Blackdown Distillery - The original Sussex producer of vodka, gin, vermouth & spirits; nestled in the foothills of Blackdown Hills, surrounded by the beauty of the South Downs National Park, Blackdown Spirits are handcrafted at Lurgashall Winery using only carefully hand selected ingredients sourced from the area. Find out more http://blackdowncellar.co.uk/

Hidden Curiosities - Small batch artisan gin meticulously handcrafted in Surrey with 20 intriguing botanicals to create a remarkably curious gin. Find out more https://www.hiddencuriosities.com/

In addition to these wonderful gins we've invited the following local breweries to provide some lovely local ales.

Kissingate Brewery - Kissingate Brewery is located in Lower Beeding, near Horsham. Bunny and Gary work hard to produce hand crafted beers using the best ingredients combined with their skill and passion for replicating some of the flavours from times gone by. Find out more: http://www.kissingate.co.uk/index.html

Crumbs - Crumbs Brewing make beer using left-over artisan bread from Chalk Hills Bakery in Reigate. Each beer is made with a different type of loaf, that way the style of the beer reflects the character of the delicious bread that makes it. We’re fighting food waste and making tasty, unique beers at the same time. Find out more https://www.crumbsbrewing.co.uk/

Pilgrim Brewery - Pilgrim Brewery is located in the market town of Reigate and was established in 1982, making it the oldest craft brewery in the South East. Reigate is on the old pilgrimage route between Winchester to Canterbury and there are records of beer being brewed in the town for hundreds of years. Find out more https://pilgrim.co.uk/

We have some Latin American inspired music from Chorro Bandido in the afternoon to provide the perfect backdrop to an afternoon of enjoying gin and ales with your family and friends. Boxhill Bedlam Morris dancers will also be making an appearance!

Classical guitarist Glenn Blunden, will be providing some laid-back evening music.


Throughout the afternoon and evening the brothers from Monte Forte will be making fresh stone baked pizzas to order - https://www.monteforte.co.uk/

How The Gin Kitchen Gin & Cocktail Festival works

Your ticket permits entrance to the festival at the time and date stated on the ticket under the ‘Ticket Type’ section. You do have to be aged 18 or over to be permitted entrance to the festival. If you’re lucky enough to look under 25, you will be asked for ID. Sorry, but no ID, no entry!

On arrival, your fabulous hosts will give you a brief introduction to the event, and your very own Gutsy Monkey gin glass. You’ll then be able to sample gins on offer and purchase gin and tonics and cocktails. All standard single gins (25ml) are £5 with mixer and garnish. The gin cocktails are £8. We accept both cash and card payments.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in the ticket fee? Your ticket provides: entrance to the festival; a cute Gutsy Monkey gin glass; and tasting notes.

Cost of the gins and payment: A standard single gin (25 ml) is £5 with complimentary mixer and garnish. Gin cocktails are £8.

How can I pay? We accept cash and card payments.

Are there other drinks at the festival? Yes, there are soft drinks and beers and ales available from the breweries.

Is there an age limit for this event? Yes, The Gin Kitchen Festival of Gin is for people aged 18 and over only. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed entry even if they are in possession of a valid ticket.

Will I need ID? We operate the Challenge 25 scheme, meaning if you are lucky enough to look under 25 you will be asked for ID, so please bring suitable documentation, as you may be refused entry without it and we won’t be able to offer you a refund.

Will there be parking at the event? We recommend walking from Dorking town centre or getting a taxi as there is limited parking at the distillery. We can provide parking for valid disabled badge holders.

Are we allowed to go out and come back into the festival? Yes, of course, but to ensure re-admittance, our door staff will need to give you a small stamp on your hand. Please respect our neighbours and be aware that our distillery is on a working farm.

Is seating available? We have a number of seats available on a first come first served basis, but seating is not guaranteed and cannot be reserved in advance.

If you need assistance, please e-mail us on fabulous@gin.kitchen and we will be happy to help.

Can I smoke outside? No, smoking is not permitted on the premises

Does the ticket have to be used by the person named on it? No, anyone 18 and over (with proof of ID if required) may use the ticket, so you can even buy them as gifts!

If a festival is sold out, do you have a waiting list? Yes, a waiting list becomes available once the event is fully sold out, in case we have any returned tickets. All our tickets are sold via Eventbrite, and we will advertise on the booking page if tickets become available.

I can no longer make it to the festival, can I get a refund? Yes, we realise plans sometimes change, so we are happy to arrange a refund up to seven days before the festival. It is fine to pass your ticket on to a friend, as long as they are aged 18 or over. To arrange a full refund please email us at fabulous@gin.kitchen

How do we get the tickets? All our tickets are sold through Eventbrite. Unless you have the Eventbrite account and mobile app, you will need to print the tickets included in your confirmation of purchase email sent to you by Eventbrite. If you do not receive your confirmation email from Eventbrite, please email us on fabulous@gin.kitchen

Do I get sent paper tickets for the festival? No, your tickets are included in your purchase confirmation email sent to you by Eventbrite. Either download and print it, or use the e-ticket via the Eventbrite App.

How do I contact you? Best via email on fabulous@gin.kitchen

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