Ginuary: Inn on the Square to host 3 FREE gin pop-ups

At the Inn on the Square, we rebrand January as ‘Ginuary’! We have teamed up with 3 Cumbrian gin distilleries, giving them the platform to showcase their products at complimentary gin-tasting events.

These events will run on the 11th, 18th, and 25th of ‘Ginuary’ at our 4-star hotel located in the very heart of Keswick. Each event will celebrate some of the finest gins in the county, giving each local distillery somewhere to shout about their unique brand, but you don’t have to take their word for it…try it yourself with a free tasting.

This is not the first time that Inn on the Square has teamed up with local distilleries, this follows on from the success of Ginuary 2022. Each pop-up was met with strong praise, enticing both locals and visitors alike and the hotel is hoping to produce the same outcome this time.

First up on 11th January is Shed 1 Gin, an Ulverston-based distillery where actor turned distiller Andy Arnold-Bennett will take to the stage. He established the business with his wife, Zoe, back in 2016 and they have since produced 7 gins including ‘Cuckold’s Revenge’ to the more recently launched ‘Chuckle Berry’.

“Last time we ran this tasting event, the team at Inn on the Square made me and our Shed 1 Gins so welcome. It was lovely to share our story and gins with the guests and it’s always a pleasure to collaborate with other Cumbrian businesses” .

Next in the spotlight on 18th January is Bassenthwaite based distillery, The Lakes Distillery; who launched in 2014 with their award-winning ‘The ONE Whisky’ but then later branched out into producing other spirits including popular ‘The Lakes Gin’.

The grand finale will be led by Vince Wilkins from Bedrock Gin on 25th January, an iconic gin brand not only in Cumbria but throughout the UK. This long-established business has been in operation since 2008 which has resulted in the production of an enviable range of spirits.

“The gin pop-ups are very educational; not just for our guests, but for the team too. I thoroughly enjoy delving into the history of each brand and finding out more about their tactical choices when first launching” said Iain Grant, General Manager of the Inn on the Square.

To book a space at any of these complimentary gin tasting events, please call 017687 73333 or email