UK’s largest gin festival held in Sussex: in pictures

The UK’s biggest gin festival took place in Sussex this weekend.

Sunday, 11th July 2021, 12:27 pm
DM21070948a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. From left, Sophie Doust, Allana Falconer, Helen Edwards and Becky Drakeford. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-204221008

On Saturday (July 10) crowds of people gathered in the 200-acres estate of Borde Hill Garden, near Haywards Heath, for the event organised by Brighton events company E3.

Before Saturday’s event, E3 chief executive David Hill said there would be more than 100 premium and small batch gins to try out, including firm favourites like Sipsmith and Hendricks, and a Pink bar dedicated only to Pink Gin.

The event, for people aged 18 and over, started at noon on Saturday and ran until 9pm.

DM21070944a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-204211008

Here are our pictures from the day.

DM21070933a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. Emma Smith, left and Ellie Malins. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-204958008
DM21070942a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-204201008
DM21070927a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-204948008
DM21070919a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-204938008
DM21070906a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. From left, Alice Atkins, Vickie Atkins, Ria Banitas and Kerry Banitas. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-204928008
DM21070901a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. Charlotte O'Hagan, left and Kayla Lumsdon. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-204918008
DM21070896a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. From left, Lisa Langridge, Louise Baines, Rosie Frogett and Justine Marsden. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-204908008
DM21070882a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. From left, Peter Boxall, David Clubb and Andrew Jagger. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-204858008
DM21070877a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. Fern Walsh left and Eve Pollard. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-204848008
DM21070873a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-204838008
DM21070872a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. Laura Margetts, Karen Stride, Vicki Smith and Caroline Margetts. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-204828008
DM21070863a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-204817008
DM21070939a.jpg. Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival. Anne van der Merwe, Tracey Stenning, Susan Wells and Lucy Caterer. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211007-205008008