THIS year, Winchester Cathedral will be hosting an all-new 'For the Love of Gin' event.

It will run on May 9 from 7pm to 10pm, and the cathedral are happy to be working alongside Winchester Distillery in Alresford, who produce tasty hand-crafted gins using only the finest locally sourced botanicals and traditional methods.

The event involves a four course tasting menu created by the cathedral’s catering supplier, BaxterStorey, which has been designed especially for the evening to compliment the excellent gin on offer.

The gin menu has been crafted by mixing the flavours of different gins with exquisite locally sourced produce; warm roasted beetroot with fennel, hazelnuts and chicory salad, Winchester Dry Gin vinaigrette, and haunch of venison with Winchester Dry Gin and juniper red wine reduction.

Tickets for the event cost £35 per person, which includes a drink on arrival, a four-course meal and two glasses of wine each.

Booking can be done via telephone 01962 857258, or email