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Plungington festival gives a taste of gins to come

Posted on - 27th August, 2017 - 9:24am | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Fulwood, Plungington, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The bowling green and beer garden hosted the festival at the Plungington
The bowling green and beer garden hosted the festival at the Plungington

Plungington echoed with the sound of clinking gin goblets during Saturday as a large-scale gin festival was held.

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With a marquee erected to house the Plau bar there were around 80 gins to pick from with numerous different mixers.

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Plungington Gin Festival – the first time it has been held at the pub – was blessed with sunshine during its Saturday session.

Hundreds of gin fans flocked to fill their giant gin glasses with a range of exotic and specialist gins.

The well-stocked gin bar in the marquee
The well-stocked gin bar in the marquee

A craft and real ale bar was also serving, with food from a country kitchen.

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Read more: There’s a gin taster needed for this Preston bar

Neon Cactus got the music going with a funky soul and disco session. Beforehand gramophone DJs had classic tunes to keep the crowds entertained.

The marquee with outdoor seating at the Plungington Gin Festival
The marquee with outdoor seating at the Plungington Gin Festival

The brainchild of Continental, Moorbrook, The Plungington Hotel and The Ferret operator Jeremy Rowlands the event is a taster of what’s planned at his new venture – Plau bar.

Work began in late 2014 to start converting what was the Plough Inn in Friargate into the boutique gin bar.

Jeremy said: “We’re getting close to completion now. There’s been various things we’ve need to tweak and change as we’ve progressed the work.”

The team working on Plau have discovered an old well along with many historic features as the building is believed to be around 250 years old.

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Jeremy said they are hoping for an Autumn opening and the bar will stock around 80 different gins.

The Plungington Gin Festival continues on Sunday (27 August) with tickets available in advance on Skiddle or on the door.

Have you been to the gin festival? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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