Eat, Sleep, Dream: Gin

Launching on Friday 16th December on Portobello Road, London welcomes its very own gin hotel. The Distillery will be the UK’s first concept hotel home to a distillery, museum, two bars, off-licence, gin-making experience: The Ginstitute, and three boutique guest rooms overlooking London’s iconic market street.

The Distillery will feature four floors totally dedicated to gin lovers. Starting from the basement – housing 400 litres – the ground floor will be transformed into a pub the Resting Room which will welcome guests to sample spirits served directly from the barrels and drinks created by master distiller Jake Burger. The extensive drinks and spirits selection will be accompanied by a quintessentially British menu created with only local and seasonal ingredients.

 

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Walk up to the first floor to enter the GinTonica where, as the name suggests, guests will be able to enjoy authentic Mediterranean style G&Ts served in the traditional glass Copa De Balon. Along with this, a Spanish inspired kitchen will serve tapas carefully created by head chef Greg Lewis to match the spirit of the room and drinks.

In the last and final floor, guests will find The Boardroom, a private dining room with its own bar, and the three bespoke lodgings directly above Portobello Road street market.

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The Ginstitute takes its own residence within The Distillery and it will allow guests to create unique and personalised blends of gins while a knowledgeable ‘ginstructor‘ takes them on a historic gin-journey. Finally, the museum will display artefacts – including the first English cocktail book – while the off-license will be filled with gin bottles and memorabilia available for purchase.

186 Portobello Rd, London W11 1LA

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