Swap a cucumber for a G&T at 4 Lake District bars!

On Friday 16th June, to celebrate World Cucumber Day, we are offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing Hendrick’s Gin and Fever-Tree Tonic in exchange for a cucumber at any of our three Keswick hotels.

The exclusive ‘happy hour’ will run from 4pm-5pm and the participating bars include the Front Bar and Back Bar at the Inn on the Square, the bar & conservatory at the Skiddaw Hotel and the newly refurbished Kings Arms bar which are all located within Keswick’s Market Square. All participating bars are dog friendly and there is some outdoor seating available at each venue should the sun show its face.

Why a cucumber?

The cucumber plays a very special role in the actual distillation of Hendrick’s Gin with the clear drops having distinct flavour notes of cucumber. Therefore, a Hendrick’s cocktail should always be completed with a slice of cucumber, which adds an extraordinary rounded flavour to the gin. It is for this reason that no other vegetable can be used as a form of currency to mark the occasion.

Win a bottle of gin!

What’s more, in anticipation of an influx of cucumbers, the family-owned group are running a competition asking for recipe suggestions on what the hotels can do with all the green vegetables. Suggestions can be emailed to marketing@lakedistricthotels.net and the best idea will be selected as the winner. The winning entrant will be rewarded with a bottle of Hendricks Gin to celebrate. The winner will be contacted by email on Tuesday 20th June.

Terms & conditions

In order for customers to acquire their free Hendrick’s G&T, cucumbers must be fresh and only one drink is permitted per person. Cucumbers can only be exchanged for a gin & tonic between the hours of 4pm-5pm on Friday 16th June. Unfortunately, drink substitutions are not permitted.

Gin & tonics can be exchanged for a cucumber at the following Keswick locations: