Sussex Gin Festival - Borde Hill Garden 2019


I’ve tried Buddhism, Scientology, Numerology, Transcendental Meditation, Qabbala, t’ai chi, feng shui and Deepak Chopra but I find straight gin works best.
— Phyllis Diller

Did you know that there are over 200 gin distilleries in Sussex alone? The county has become a hotbed for producing bespoke, small batch, and artisanal gins. Sussex Gin Fest will be celebrating the rich gin culture that has erupted in Sussex since the 'ginaissance' began in 2014.

We will be showcasing all there is to know about gin, from production, tasting methods, and cocktails. Sussex Gin Fest will bring you the best that Sussex has to offer. All of our gin partners will be operating a bar, which means you get to try all of these fabulous Sussex gins. 

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It is a Sussex Gin Fest debut for Jarrold’s gin.



Tom Cat Gins are all made from a bespoke recipe, with Sussex mineral water added to the distillate. This creates a beautifully smooth and balanced gins, enhanced with locally grown coriander.



Harley House Gin is all about getting the balance of flavour right from the initial taste to the last. Your journey starts with one flavour, and travels through the botanicals to the last.



Small batch, super-premium, and distilled beside the seaside. Brighton Gin is made from 100% organic grain spirit, juniper, fresh orange and lime peel, and locally sourced coriander seeds and milk thistle.


Founded by a research chemist turned forager, Slake Gin is distilled at the crossroads of science & nature to best capture the seasons, Sussex & the South Downs. Distinctive spirits to sip, savour & share.


Bold juniper and fresh citrus complimented by zesty English coriander, upfront with warm spice from the cardamom and pepper. Subtle lavender brings elegance to Generation 11 Sussex Dry Gin – a modern classic.


Madame Jennifer Distillery is a new urban small batch distillery in Poets Corner, Hove, created by biologist & a chemist. Botanical ingredients are distilled, macerated & vapour infused in different ways to carefully hand craft spirits


Chilgrove Gins are handcrafted using traditional methods and distilled with natural mineral water. Our Gins marry the finest Sussex-grown botanicals together with a neutral spirit distilled from grapes. It is this unusual relationship which give Chilgrove Gins their sophisticated character & exquisite taste


Paul and Martin are passionate about Gin. They were inspired by the beautiful area of Chichester Harbour, where they both grew up, and have spent 2 years perfecting the recipe and incorporating locally sourced botanicals. They are now excited to announce that Chichester Harbour Gin is ready! Please enjoy and let the fun beGIN!

And Our Guest Gin...


It all began in 2009, in a tiny workshop in Hammersmith, London. Two childhood friends, Fairfax and Sam, had an unwavering belief in things well made - the way they used to be, the way they should be. So they set up London’s first traditional copper distillery since 1820. Their mission was simple: to bring London Dry Gin of truly uncompromising quality and character, back to the city where it first earned its name.