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Gin Guild Annual Gin Industry Dinner and Guild Spring Installation 2020 CANCELLED

Wednesday 6th May 2020 from 6:15 pm - 11:00 pm

£162 – £210

Friday 12 June 2020 – RSA House, 8 John Adam St, London, WC2N 6EZ

Based on the latest UK news and guidance, our own events (which include international gin industry participants), the Gin Industry Annual Dinner in May and the Ginposium (gin industry seminar), in June, are regrettably now cancelled.

Ticket refunds for those who have already booked to attend our key events will be processed as soon as practicable. Even if we were technically able to proceed under whatever Government guidance is in place at the date of the relevant event, the crisis and related concerns would mean low attendance, no-international guests, possible speaker issues and unwieldy additional precautions (including social distancing), which will not be practical given the venues and the nature of the events.

Events attended by large numbers are likely in any event by the dates of our events to be cancelled by Government decree/recommendation. Apologies of course for the cancellations, but we have to be realistic about how the current crisis is developing and mindful of the restrictions that will likely to be in place on those dates, as well as reflecting the wider social need, the personal preferences of those who would be likely to attend in usual times, and of course Government recommendations (which may become mandatory), for social distancing and self-isolation.

A very difficult time clearly lies ahead for all. Our thoughts and best wishes to all in the industry, as well as their staff, families and loved ones.

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

Gin Guild Spring Dinner Menu 2020


Oriental Duck and Mango Crispy Pancake Shell, Spring Onion, Water Chestnut, Hoisin

For Vegetarian or Vegan Guests

Avocado and Mango Crispy Pancake Shell, Spring Onion, Water Chestnut, Hoisin

Nutbourne Sussex Reserve 2018


Main Course

Rack & Ballotine of Carmarthenshire Lamb, Quince Parcel, Rosemary Reduction, Potato and Broccoli Champ, Fine Beans

For Vegetarian or Vegan Guests

Broad Bean Kofte, Lentil & Hazelnut Terrine, Quince Parcel, Harissa, Fine Beans


Angove Organic – Shiraz, Cabernet, McLaren Vale 2017  



Early Summer Berries, Pimm’s Ice Cream

A Vegan version of this dessert and a selection of Farmhouse Cheeses with Fresh Fruits will be offered to any guest who declines the dessert


To Finish

Fairtrade Coffee

English Breakfast Tea or Mint Tea


Citadelle No Mistake Gin

Handmade Chocolates and Sweetmeats 

Prices for 2020 are £135 per person (excl. VAT), inclusive of all wines and spirits. Non-Guild member tickets for members of the Gin industry are available for £185  (excl. VAT).
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 2019 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 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.

The Gin Guild installation is held in the evening afternoon, before the Board of the Gin Guild, in a new (and larger), venue for 2019, 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. Ticket price is £135 (inc. VAT).

Any dietary requirements will need to be advised by email to the Guild within five working days of sending the menu out. 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 on the booking form in the usual way on booking in any event.

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 I.D. (passport or the photocard Drivers Licence), as it is anticipated, particularly following a recent security breach suspect that the venue will be quite strict about allowing access. – especially if anyone is wearing a red dress and sash!  If you or any guest drops out, please try to fill the space with an appropriate guest.


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Wednesday 6th May 2020
6:15 pm - 11:00 pm
£162 – £210
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The Gin Guild
020 3397 2737


71 Basinghall Street
London, EC2V 7HH United Kingdom
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