The Cross Keys
34 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7LF 01904 655082
Our 3rd annual Gin Festival has arrived for the summer, and there’s even more for you to explore this summer…
We’ve been perfecting pubs since 1873 and we’re proud to have over 140 years of botanical heritage. Throughout our Gin Festival, we’ll be taking your taste buds on an expedition through an array of new and exciting gins from around the world, as well as re-creations of old gin styles that’ve been brought back to life for the modern gin drinker.
At Nicholson’s Gin Festival, 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 through to the juniper heavy and robust navy strength gins.
There’re more than 40 gins to sample at The Cross Keys, and our other Nicholson’s pubs across the UK. So, what are you waiting for? Start exploring our 3rd Gin Festival for yourself.
To partner with our Summer Gin Festival we’ve worked in collaboration with Cornwall gin distillers, Tarquin’s, to produce something quintessentially British this summer: a strawberry and lemon verbena flavoured gin that’ll be your new ‘favourite drink’ to while away the sunny afternoons.
Infused with ripe strawberries, and a hint of lemon verbena plant, this limited-edition gin has been made in collaboration with Tarquin’s, exclusively for consumption at Nicholson’s pubs this summer.
Rich and juicy in flavour with a slight floral note, this gin is perfectly paired with Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic. Each glass or hearty pitcher is garnished liberally with fresh strawberries and mint!
What’s more, as a special one-off treat for you, a small amount of stock will also be made available to purchase online by the bottle. This is a once-in-a-blue-moon truly limited batch of gin, so get it while it lasts... it won’t be around for long.
The popularity of gin in recent years has meant that production of the spirit has experienced a global boom. There are now more gin distillers popping up all over the world, all with delicious new weird and wonderful recipes!
World Gins typically let the juniper berry take the back seat so that the chosen botanical can really shine!
So, come on an adventure with Nicholson’s as we showcase a stunning collection of gins from the UK, such as Liverpool’s Whitley Neill Raspberry, Scotland’s Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla, Hendricks, London’s City of London Gin, and more.
We’ll also be serving a stellar selection of world gins, including the likes of Roku gin from Japan, the French distilled Audemus Pink Pepper, Four Pillars from Australia, Inverroche gin from South Africa & the rum barrel aged Dictador Ortodoxy from Columbia!
Register on the Nicholson’s app today and grab a gin & Fever-Tree tonic or mixer for only £1! We’ll be surprising our app users with exclusive offers and rewards to redeem during the Gin Festival throughout the summer!
We kicked off our this summer's Gin Festival with a launch event in the new Pavilion Garden space at Doggett’s Coat and Badge (link to Doggetts website). We took our guests through a botanical journey into the world of gin at Nicholson’s, offering them the chance to sample some of our brand new Festival gins, including our limited-edition collaboration with Tarquin’s, and the Ableforth’s Summer Fruit Cup. Take a look at our video from the event and see what we got up to during the evening.