A gin lover’s guide to North Devon for World Gin Day

Saturday (June 9) marks World Gin Day.

Saturday (June 9) marks World Gin Day. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

From gin cream teas and tastings to gin bars and distilleries, here are 10 ways to celebrate World Gin Day in North Devon. Cheers!

Saturday (June 9) marks World Gin Day, and what other way to celebrate than to visit some of the best gin hot spots in North Devon?

From North Devon distilleries to gin bars, gin cocktails and even gin cream teas, we’ve sourced some of the best places and ways to raise a glass this World Gin Day. Scroll down to take our poll and tell us how you like to enjoy your gin!

Wicked Wolf Gin

Master distiller Quinton Davies and award winning brewer Simon Lacey are launching their brand new A

Master distiller Quinton Davies and award winning brewer Simon Lacey are launching their brand new Atlantic Spirit distillery at the The BIG Sheep on World Gin Day this Saturday. Picture: Contributed - Credit: Archant

Produced on the banks of the River Lyn on Exmoor, Wicked Wolf is the real gem in the North Devon gin crown.


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Wicked World Gin has been crated from 11 botanicals and is a must-try if you’ve never had it before.

Atlantic Spirit Distillery

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The Atlantic Spirit Distillery, based at The BIG Sheep, opens today and is the brainchild of master distiller Quinton Davies and award-winning brewer Simon Lacey, who runs the Country Life Brewery, based at the Abbotsham attraction.

Mums and dads are being invited to be among the first to sample the first two gins produced by the distillery – a hibiscus gin and a lemon and thyme gin, served with Fever Tree tonic.

The Ginspiration Bar at Dartington Crystal

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Every day is a gin day at Dartington Crystal, thanks to their Ginspiration bar, which features plenty of local gins to try.

From Wicked Wolf and Salcombe to Dartmoor Beast and Plymouth original, you can enjoy your gin with Fever Tree tonic from a beautiful crystal glass.

Johns of Appledore’s gin cream tea

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Love gin? Love cream teas? Why not combine the two and enjoy a very special gin cream tea at Johns of Appledore?

The newly opened café is offering this boozy delight, complete with a pink gin drink and gin jam – what more could you ask for?

The Pier House, Westward Ho!

How does a full gin menu accompanied by panoramic sea views sound?

Enjoy a whole gin menu at The Pier House while taking in some sun by the seaside.

Bar62, Barnstaple

If you want a gin cocktail which will really wow you, there’s no better place than Bar62.

Gin features heavily in their extensive cocktail menu, with a whole range of South West based gins to enjoy.

Bull and Bear, Barnstaple

If you want to enjoy your gin with good food, why not pair it with some American-style grub at Bull and Bear.

They even serve up tin-can cocktails which make for an Instagram-worthy tipple.

Claytons and The Glasshouse, Barnstaple

More than 30 different gins make up the menu at the newly refurbished Claytons and The Glasshouse in Barnstaple.

And to top it off, you can enjoy your tipple under the stars on the new roof terrace, which even comes complete with fire pit.

Majestic Wine gin tastings, Barnstaple

They may be better known for their wines, but Majestic Wine is hosting gin tastings all day in their Barnstaple store.

It’s just down the road from the Gazette office, so we might even see you there!

Miss Fea’s Café, Mortehoe

A cute coffee shop by day, a gin bar by night, Miss Fea’s can be found at The Smugglers Rest in Mortehoe.

They host gin tasting events some evenings and have a great gin selection to choose from.

How will you enjoy your gin?

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