Gin School anyone? With a comfy bed for the night, just a short stroll away? Then Hull is the place to be. A new Gin School and contemporary boutique apartment hotel have created the perfect summer mix for a 'gin-tastic' weekend.
Go back to the classroom for a different education experience by creating your own blend of gin at Hull's Hotham's Gin School, before returning to a designer apartment at The Hideout - with your bottle of personalised gin of course.
The weekend experiences 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 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 memorable gin experience, 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 experts before distilling it… while enjoying a gin-based cocktail.
Finally, 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 recreated by expert distillers and delivered straight to your door.
The Hideout, which opened in 2017, is an independent, family-run contemporary boutique apartment hotel offering 15 quality self-catering apartments in the heart of the city. Each features a designer bathroom, integrated open-plan living area, fully equipped kitchen and is decked out with luxury designer furniture and modern technology
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