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“gin lovers”(57 reviews)
The Ginstitute provides a unique and unrivalled opportunity to better understand the true spirit of London. Patrons begin their spirituous journey in the UK's second smallest museum - The Ginstitute. Our Gin Instructor will take you through the long...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
171 Portobello Road, London W11 2DY, England
Notting Hill
+44 20 3034 2234
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend and I were given tickets to the gin master class at the Ginstitite for dinner. Course leader made six gin cocktails in front of us and provided generous sample drinks in an hour and a half. Would have liked longer to drink each...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ClaireG2299
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Just wow! What an evening. Perfect food, perfect drinks and hugely perfect hosting! This place has it all! I’ve done the gin history and making experience and now a fabulous evening of fine dining and drinks a la James Bond. This place nails service,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 220gemmam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well folks, this is money well spent. This was a brilliant night and being our first time at the Ginstitute we were not disappointed! Someone had clearly researched carefully all the drinks and dinner. Word to the wise....you should probably eat a bit before you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Joanna E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited for the 'gin experience' AMAZING! Lots of historical information, joined several other couples/ individuals for our experience that lasted well over 3 hours! Numerous gin based drinks and tastings throughout the experience then we had a masterclass in making gin, got to make our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for what we thought was a quick drink after visiting Portobello Markets and found so much more. They make their own gin and make amazing gin cocktails and their gin and cocktail packages are available for purchase at a reasonable cost. Staff...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Leigh C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Gin tasting experience and had a fantastic time. Entertaining and knowledgeable team working there. Found out so much about the history of gin and some real nuggets about expressions still used today. Cody was brilliant. Fun. Good balance of facts and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank J5389JXmarks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I received a voucher to visit the Ginstitute, as a gift from my daughter and her partner for my 50th birthday. I love gin, and I love mixing flavours together, so this was an ideal gift for me. I was going to go to the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nicky H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you check in, you will be sent downstairs to a small private bar. The instructor will provide a fun, educational history of gin during which he will prepare you about 5 different drinks using gin. Afterwards you will be taken to a room where...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank raymondf594
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Brilliant gin tour . An hour of gin history over a couple of cocktails , followed by an hour of botanical tasting (over more cocktails) with the result being our own 75cl bottle to take away. This is a pricier option than the Bombay sapphire...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

What a great experience. Left the place after 3 hours of informative, entertaining and well delivered gin history and blending instructions. The time flew by, but then given that we had about 8 double gins I am not surprised. Will be taking my team there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from KarlWiggins | Reviewed this property |
Each guest tastes 17 botanicals, and out of this you're advised to choose 6 (I think) - one dry, one spicy, one sweet and three others. Your own bottle of gin is made from these, but before sealing the bottle everyone gets... More
July 15, 2018|
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Response from KarlWiggins | Reviewed this property |
3 hours in total
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Response from Ian B | Reviewed this property |
About 3 - 3,5 hours. Depends a bit on the interaction within the group.