New gin package is a real tonic for Hull

Gin School anyone? With a comfy bed for the night, just a short stroll away?

Then Hull is the place to be, where a new Gin School and a contemporary boutique apartment hotel have created the perfect summer mix for a ‘gin-tastic’ weekend away.

Go back to the classroom for a very different education experience by creating your very own blend of gin at Hull’s Hotham’s Gin School, before walking back to a designer apartment at the city’s The Hideout – with your new bottle of personalised gin in hand, of course.

The new weekend experiences, which must be pre-booked and subject to availability, offer discounted tickets to award winning Hotham’s Gin School (£125 for two) plus 10% off a stay at the Hideout Boutique Hotel.

Following its UK City of Culture success, Hull is not only seeing major regeneration and a big boost in visitors, but also the creation of a thriving local food and drink scene. ‘Made in Hull’ is fast becoming an emerging theme for the city, with restaurants, gourmet street food, gin distilleries and microbreweries joining an already well-established Ale Trail.

For a gin experience to remember, the Gin School session includes a chat with a distiller over a glass of Hotham’s Gin and Tonic, as well a chance to try their gin range, before you head over to the Botanicals Bench to create your own recipe with the help of the experts before distilling it… while enjoying a gin-based cocktail.

Finally, you’ll bottle, name and label your unique creation, leaving the School safe in the knowledge that, when you finish enjoying it, you can buy another bottle, or even have it later recreated by the expert distillers and delivered straight to your door.

Current gin school dates are every Saturday, and some Friday, nights, with classes running from 4-7:30pm.

The Hideout, which openedin 2017, is an independent, family-run contemporary boutique apartment hotel offering 15 quality self-catering apartments right in the heart of the city centre. Each features a designer bathroom, an integrated open-plan living area and fully equipped kitchen and is decked out with luxury designer furniture and modern technology

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