Stowmarket pub hosts ultimate gin festival

This was the pub's second annual gin festival, with a range of spirits, tonic, mixers and garnishes

This was the pub's second annual gin festival, with a range of spirits, tonic, mixers and garnishes to try Picture: JENNY COBB - Credit: JENNY COBB

The Magpie Inn at Combs Ford was transformed into a gin lover’s paradise over bank holiday weekend – with more than 230 varieties on offer.

Gin lovers from all over Suffolk turned out for the event Picture: JENNY COBB

Gin lovers from all over Suffolk turned out for the event Picture: JENNY COBB - Credit: JENNY COBB

The pub’s second annual gin festival offered a range of spirits, tonic, mixers and garnishes to try – with a special karaoke session on Sunday night “packed with enthusiastic singers”.

Since refurbishing its sports bar last year and introducing Stowmarket’s first ‘Gin Palace’, The Magpie Inn has increased its range of gins to over 230 different varieties.

Wacky flavour options include parma violet, chocolate mint and Turkish delight Picture: JENNY COBB

Wacky flavour options include parma violet, chocolate mint and Turkish delight Picture: JENNY COBB - Credit: JENNY COBB

Publicans Malcolm and Jenny Cobb took over The Magpie Inn in 2013.

Mr Cobb said: “It was very busy thanks to the hot weather we had, the garden was full most of the days and we got through a lot of gin.

The pub also boasts 50 different vodkas, 27 rums, and 17 single malt whiskies Picture: JENNY COBB

The pub also boasts 50 different vodkas, 27 rums, and 17 single malt whiskies Picture: JENNY COBB - Credit: JENNY COBB

“We will continue to keep the range up throughout the year and we are looking forward to the World Gin Day on June 9 when we hope to see all the new gin lovers again.”

The Magpie Inn had over 230 varieties on offer Picture: JENNY COBB

The Magpie Inn had over 230 varieties on offer Picture: JENNY COBB - Credit: JENNY COBB

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