Stratford Gin & Rum Festival returns this summer
March 4, 2024

The popular ‘Stratford Gin & Rum Festival’, co-hosted by Shakespeare Distillery and Billesley Manor Hotel, is returning this summer, giving guests a great day out full of food, drink and fun.

Held in the 100-year-old Topiary Garden of Billesley Manor on Sunday, 14th July, the event gives guests the chance to sample a huge range of craft gins and rums, both from Shakespeare Distillery as well as other local gin and rum distilleries, accompanied by locally sourced food and live music.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic blanket, chairs, and parasols to sit around the gardens. You’ll also be able to buy you favourite tipple to take home from each distillery stand.

Gin and Rum Festival

‘Perfect chilled Sunday’

Peter Monks, Director at Shakespeare Distillery said: “We always look forward to hosting our popular Gin & Rum Festival with Billesley Manor. With a variety of artisan, handcrafted gins and rums to sample, delicious cocktails, and slushies, this perfect chilled Sunday is guaranteed not to disappoint!”

Laura Cherrington, Director of Sales & Marketing at Billesley Manor Hotel, added: “The festival is one of our key summer events and a great excuse to get together with friends and family. If you love craft gin and rum, beautiful gardens, live music and hopefully plenty of sunshine, this is a must summer event for you!”

Stratford gin and rum festival

How to get tickets?

The event takes place on Sunday 14 July from 12noon – 5pm. 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 or Rum & Mixer on arrival.

For more information and to book tickets visit or call the distillery team on 01789 336559.

Why not make a night of it and book to stay over? Bedrooms at Billesley Manor are available from £185 bed and breakfast – Contact the hotel directly on 01789 279955 to book.