City hostelry gears up for a busy World Gin Day – and the Euros!

Hogarths gin bar in Preston

Hogarths gin bar in Preston

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Gin lovers across Lancashire will be celebrating today on World Gin Day.

And one Preston bar is offering a special gin sharing offer for ‘football widows or widowers’ ahead of Euro 2016.

World Gin Day is a global celebration of all things gin.

The idea is simple: get people together all around the world with a legitimate excuse to drink some gin, whether it’s in a cocktail, G&T or neat.

Preston’s Hogarths Victorian-style gin palace is expecting a busy day.

The Church Street pub specializes in gin – with more than 80 varieties available.​​​

A spokesman said: “With the football as well, we are expecting a busy day to say the least!”

Hogarths is offering a speciality Gin Sharing Tray with a mix of flavours, garnishes and tonics from around the world at £20.

The venue said: “We will be showing the Euros.

“However if you’re a ‘football widow/widower’ it’s the perfect 
excuse to enjoy the day and substitute football for some gin​.”

Remedy in Lord Street, Southport, is also holding a gin weekender this weekend.​

On World Gin Day 2015, the World Gin Day ​Facebook had a tot al of 20,384 total page likes. On Twitter #worldginday wastrending in the UK with 33,788 tweets including the official hashtag: #worldginday

You can follow the day’s events on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram today.

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