Shakespeare Distillery and Billesley Manor Hotel to co-host popular Gin & Rum Festival

Shakespeare Distillery and Billesley Manor Hotel are to co-host the popular Stratford Gin & Rum Festival on Sunday 9 July from 12noon – 5pm. This year Shakespeare Distillery is thrilled to be adding their Rum products to the festival for guests to sample. The festival will once again be held in the 125-year-old Topiary Garden of the refurbished Billesley Manor Hotel and Spa.  

Guests can enjoy a variety of craft gins and rums from a selection of distilleries, along with delicious food and live music. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic blanket, chairs, and parasols to sit around the gardens. Guests will also be able to purchase their favourite bottle to take home from each distillery bar.

Peter Monks, Director at Shakespeare Distillery said, “We are delighted to be hosting our popular Gin & Rum Festival again with Billesley Manor. With a variety of artisan, handcrafted gins and rums to sample, delicious cocktails, and slushies, this is an event not to be missed!”

Laura Cherrington, Director of Sales & Marketing at Billesley Manor Hotel said “The festival has always been such a successful event and a great excuse to get together with friends and family.  If you love craft gin and rum, stunning gardens, live music and hopefully lots of sunshine, this is the perfect relaxed summer event for you!”

A special Early Bird ticket price of £19 is available until 30 April. From 1 May ticket prices are £22 and all tickets are non-refundable. The ticket price includes a souvenir branded Shakespeare Distillery glass, a menu detailing all the flavours & options available, plus a welcome Shakespeare Distillery Gin & Tonic. Tickets are available to book online or by calling the distillery team on 01789 336559. Bedrooms are available from £175 bed and breakfast - please contact Billesley Hotel directly on 01789 279955 to book.

For more information and to book tickets please visit For more information about Billesley Manor please visit


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