| Gin & Beer Festival | Tunbridge Wells
A look behind the scenes at two new businesses in Tunbridge Wells
The Gin Box have scoured the world to find the best gins available on the market today. Each of our gins has been selected because it incorporates the best quality ingredients, along with exciting innovation, to produce a truly wonderful spirit.
The Gin Box are open as a public off-licence, on Saturdays 12-4pm. During the week however, there is a door bell & if we're in office, we'll be happy to open up for you.
The tasting room will have it's public opening during the open house event & will host the masterclasses by local distillers. It is available for private hire & tasting events. Enquire at
Fonthill Brewing Co. is the in-house brewery of The George pub which has been brewing on a pilot brewery for two years
During the open house, you'll be able to see the brewery in action & taste 6 heritage beer recipes from Fonthill, re-released just the for occasion.
(Remember 'Golden Ticket'?)
Kelsey - East India Pale Ale 5.8%.
A reworking of a beer from the Kelsey brewery which closed in 1962. Having gone through some archives held by Guy Sankey we created a beer based on the malt and hops they had in stock at the time to a traditional recipe.
Royal Tunbridge Wells Brewery - Royal Best 4.1%.
A traditional Best Bitter brewed by Ian Dormon and crew at the RTW Brewery in the 1980’s. Recipe kindly donated by Ian Dormon.
Royal Tunbridge Wells Brewery - Golden Ticket 5%
A long standing favourite from the fermenters at RTW brewing co’s second incarnation in the 2010’s. Recipe from Jamie Simm.
Pig and Porter - tbc
Collaborate effort from many of the other venues involved brewed 8th August
Fonthill Brewing co. - Good Morning Captain 3.9%
Session pale ale brewed onsite at The George. Heavily hopped with cascade and Amarillo hops, Fonthill’s first core brew.
Fonthill Special - tbc
This ones staying a secret!
Free Gin Masterclasses & Talks
During the event - Various local distillers will be giving unique talks & classes on their recipes, serves and ethos.
The talks are free to attend but we encourage booking ahead, so that we can ensure there is ample seating and to secure your place.