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“tom collins”(77 reviews)
“gin lovers”(54 reviews)
The Ginstitute provides a unique and unrivalled opportunity to better understand the true spirit of London. Patrons begin their spirituous journey in the UK's second smallest museum - The Ginstitute. Our Gin Instructor will take you through the long...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
171 Portobello Road, London W11 2DY, England
Notting Hill
+44 20 3034 2234
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the Ginstitute with friends and had plans for a lovely day out and we weren’t disappointed. The experience taught us loads about the history of gin and then we also had the opportunity to blend and create our own bottle of gin. In...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cheryl m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I learnt so much about gin here. Worth a visit. Cost approx £10 a drink but you are not rushed and it’s quality you are being served

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Donzerella
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not cheap but a unique night out. Liked blending my own gin, though the small bottle was slightly disappointing.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kiwichick73
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love Gin this is a must. A great three hours or learning, tasting, making and drinking Gin. Be prepared, 42% neat Gin is strong!! You leave feeling better than when you arrived, plus with your own unique Gin (Trissie's Tonic and Bearable!) very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fredbear1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a birthday treat from my partner. We had been warned to eat first - glad we did! We arrived and were sat with 18 others in a basement mock up of an old gin palace. We had a hugely informative talk on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sue2102
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner treated us to the experience for a Christmas present, was not left disappointed ! All staff really welcoming, interesting talk throughs, got to make our own delicious gin & can re order! What more could you want Highly recommend !

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank S1181
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got this as a Christmas present in 2017 and finally got round to going nearly a year later. We got off to a good start with a Tom Collins at 11.00am and it got better from there with a talk about the history and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paulrw2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I were out for look round shops , drinks etc on sat , stumbled across the Ginstitute ( well girl in Kurt Geiger recommended ) and it was great , fab atmosphere, had recommend distilled on site flavoured Gins , all lovely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Judy L
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Work treated a large group of us to a gin-making sesh. It was so much fun learning about the different base flavours. We then got to name and label our own bottles to takeaway. Our session was excellently hosted and everyone was so friendly and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gema978
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

On Friday I had the pleasure of attending a Gin masterclass at the Ginstitute, Portobello Road, London. This was a significant Birthday gift from my friends and colleagues.....I thank you all! The day started with a friendly welcome in the public bar. Then I was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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17 October 2018|
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Response from KarlWiggins | Reviewed this property |
Each guest tastes 17 botanicals, and out of this you're advised to choose 6 (I think) - one dry, one spicy, one sweet and three others. Your own bottle of gin is made from these, but before sealing the bottle everyone gets... More
15 July 2018|
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Response from KarlWiggins | Reviewed this property |
3 hours in total
15 July 2018|
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Response from Ian B | Reviewed this property |
About 3 - 3,5 hours. Depends a bit on the interaction within the group.