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Annual Gin Industry Dinner and Spring Installation 2023

Thursday 4th May 2023 from 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join the Gin Guild as we celebrate our 10th Birthday

Guildhall, 71 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 7HH

Celebrate 10 years of the Gin Guild at the Annual Gin Industry Dinner and Guild Spring Installation.

The Gin Industry Annual Dinner has long been one of the Guild’s most sought after events. Attendance is only available to those in the gin industry (no spouse / partner / non-industry guests permitted on this occasion), so has a unique place in the annual spirits calendar as it provides unrivalled networking opportunities with key industry members. Please check with the Director General if unsure.

Dress Code

  • Formal lounge suits (with ties) for men.
  • Cocktail dresses for ladies.
  • No casual/sport clothes/shoes.


6.15 for 6.45 Welcome G&T, with various gins for your appreciation, drawn from the legendary Guild bar. This is a showcase of gins from our Founder Wardens, and from new members who joined the Guild in October 2022 and from those who are joining at the Spring Installation, and new products from existing members that have been launched in the last twelve months.

6.45 7.15 Installation of new Guild members. During which time the bars will be closed.

7.15 – 7.45 (approx) – The Gin Guild installs new members

7.45 The Guild bar and the cocktail bar reopen.

8.00 Dinner
After dinner the Guild bar will (time permitting), reopen for a nightcap.

11.00 All attendees should vacate the premises.

Event information

The Gin Guild installation is held in the evening, before the Board of the Gin Guild, in the Old Ballroom at London’s Guildhall, in front of invited guests and colleagues and Guild members.

This event has a particular flavour and style, as it is a very distinguished location, which we are privileged to share. Before and after the ceremony, members of the Guild old and new, and their guests, share in a gin bar.

They are able to sample the spirit alongside the conviviality of Guild membership. After the installation members and their guests are able to enjoy a formal dinner in the Guildhall.

A full e-brochure is available for this event on request to share with potential guests.

Any dietary requirements will need to be advised at time of booking. It is not possible to request a change the menu at the event itself. Any general allergies and preferences (vegetarian/vegan/allergies etc.), however should be noted in the usual way when booking online.


As ever, given the prominence of the venue, security is a major consideration. Please note the importance of having attendee names well in advance and to advise the Guild in writing of any change of names.

It is essential that attendees bring their invitations to gain access and photo ID (passport or a photocard Drivers Licence), as it is anticipated that the venue will be quite strict about allowing access.  If you or any guest drops out, please try to fill the space with an appropriate guest.


Thursday 4th May 2023
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Gin Guild
020 3397 2737
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71 Basinghall Street
London, EC2V 7HH United Kingdom
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020 7332 1313
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