Enjoy a true Epicurean exclusive: a private gin masterclass led by an experienced mixologist from local artisan gin company Chilgrove Spirits, before lingering over a fine dinner and bedding down for the night in an en suite room at your choice of traditional countryside pub with rooms in the West Sussex countryside. A delicious dinner and cooked breakfast is also included in this exclusive gin-lover’s experience. Our gin masterclass is held in a quiet area of the inn, so there’s no need to worry about transportation: we bring the mixologist (and the gin) to you!
On arrival to your private class you will be presented with a Chilgrove Gin and tonic to help you get into the mood. Then, as you sip your drink (made from 11 botanicals and the very first English gin to be made using alcohol distilled from grapes) and settle in for the class, an experienced mixologist from local artisan gin company Chilgrove Spirits will guide you through a brief history of gin and the story behind this award-winning Sussex producer.
Then comes the really fun part: your mixologist will take you through an interactive cocktail demonstration, typically involving three different serves. By using quirky “jam-jar cocktail shakers” you will get to shake a few cocktails yourself and, of course, drink your own creations.
After your class is over, you can then head to the restaurant to enjoy a delicious evening meal, which is included in your stay.