The Eagle and Child
49 St. Giles, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3LU 01865 302925
Summer’s here and so is our 4th annual Gin Festival at your local Nicholson’s pub! And this year there’s even more for you to explore.
We’ve partnered with 5 fantastic British breweries including the likes Purity and BrewDog to showcase their very own gin. We’ve also got 3 new gins that are perfect for sipping on this summer! Whatever your tipple, we’ll have a G&T for you.
From 29th July - 8th August, we’ll be taking your taste buds on an expedition through an array of new and exciting gins from the UK and around the world, as well as re-creations of old gin styles brought back to life for the modern gin drinker. At Nicholson’s, we’re proud to serve our guests the finest gins of all kinds, from sweet and fruity sloe gins, summer cups and Old Tom styles, all the way to the juniper-heavy and robust navy strength gins.
So come down to your local Nicholson’s this year to enjoy some truly unique gins that are packed with flavour and are sure to make for another memorable festival.
Adnam’s Copper House Pink Gin: Packed with raspberry & sweet orange peel complemented fantastically by juniper and hibiscus flower — this is summer in a bottle. All of those wonderful ingredients create a vibrant, fruity flavour! Served with fresh mint and raspberries & strawberries.
BrewDog’s Lone Wolf Gin: Made by the inventors of the iconic Punk IPA, this gin is every bit as distinctive as its Ale cousin. With complex citrus & juniper leading to notes of Lavender, Scots Pint & Lemongrass - this gin takes on new flavours and tones with each sip.
Purity Cascade Gin: A high-quality gin that is both bold and unique in flavour thanks to the breweries use of Cascade hops. Expect citrus aromas with piney and herbal all balanced with cardamom.
Sharps & Tarquin’s The Hopster: This crystal clear gin is crisp, packed with citrus hops, with stirring black pepper aromas. Expect a dry, spiced flavour with notes of candied grapefruit and savoury herbs.
Tiny Rebel’s Clwb Tropicana: Tiny Rebel are known for their bold flavours and their gin is no different. It’s pure, unadulterated summertime in liquid form! Enjoy sweet, tropical fruit flavours and fresh citrus notes on the nose.
Gin Sul: With aromas that range from honey & eucalyptus to a fresh a lemony taste. Gin Sul hails from Portugal and captures all the aromas from the Western Algarve. Take in the fresh smells of lavender, rosemary and organic junipers and enjoy with orange peel or kumquat.
Chapel Down’ Bacchus Gin: Made by winemakers, Bacchus Gin is full to the brim with citrusy, grassy notes that lead to a ripe herbal finish with a hint of coriander and elderflower.
King of Soho (only available in London pubs): With King of Soho, anything goes. A smooth & full bodies flavour gives way to classic juniper and pine notes, along with a refreshing zest of citrus oil — all balanced by angelica root and cassia.
Here are a few of the ways you can enjoy some of our select gins:
Hop & Ginger
50ml Tarquins Hopster Gin and Fever-Tree Ginger Ale, served with Mint and Lime
50ml Chapel Down Gin and Fever-Tree Light Tonic, served with Orange
50ml Hendrick’s Summer Solstice and Fever Tree Light Tonic, with Cucumber & Orange
Fiero & Tonic
75ml Martini Fiero + 75ml Fever-Tree Tonic, served with an Orange Garnish and the rest of the tonic bottle on the side
50ml King of Soho Gin, Fever-Tree Premium Tonic served with Pink Grapefruit
50ml of Soho Gin, Apple Juice, Lime Juice, garnished with an added Lime wedge
The popularity of Gin in recent years has seen some non-traditional places, like breweries, wanting to try their hand at making their own version.
This year, it's all about the quality of gin - there’s been a huge rise in premium gins as well as new desire to try different mixers, like ginger ale.
Keep an eye out for our next gin adventure! In the meantime, why don’t you come and enjoy our stellar selection of premium & world gins — served in a tall glass over ice and garnish.
Excited to come to our 4th annual Gin Festival? Have a look at our video from last year’s event, as well as some pictures to get a flavour of what to expect.