As we celebrate the festive season it’s time to plan for 2018…

Ahhh January… The decorations come down, the gym membership renews and the diet begins, right? … WRONG!

Here at the Distillery we’re going by the mantra, “Why hit the gym when you can hit the gin?“… In celebration we’re putting together 31 whole GINcredible days of sumptuous gin-themed food, and of course, Lakes Gin. Botanicals surely count towards our detox don’t they?…

So… how exactly did this delicious spirit come into our lives?

The origin of gin dates back to Holland in the early 17th century, when it was sold to treat stomach upsets. To make it more palatable, Dutch chemists began flavouring it with juniper which had therapeutic benefits of its own… It became a hit with British soldiers fighting in the war, who needed something to warm them up on long, cold nights. It was then that its popularity grew, becoming a big hit within poorer communities.  Fast forward to 2017 – Gin has been named one of the nation’s favourite spirits, and is the perfect remedy to cure our January blues!

What will GINuary involve? 

Everyday (Except Sundays)*

GINthusiasts! Ease yourself into the New Year with an exquisite GINspired fixed price menu devoted solely to the spirit of the moment. With beautiful botanicals, refreshing mixers, seriously delicious food, and our customary Lakes twist, we just know you’re going to love it. And at excellent value, who could say no?

2 courses for £12

3 courses for £15

2-for-1 Gin and Tonics



Come and join us in our beautifully appointed boardroom for an Afternoon G-n-Tea sure to satisfy your liquid temptations… This timeless treat is quintessentially British and irresistibly delicious. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches and sweet treats galore!

With a gin cocktail on arrival and a tea with all the trimmings, come and enjoy this unique experience and beGIN your 2018 with a bang!



Book online

or call 01768 788850 (Option 2)

For more information email

*Lunch served 12.00 to 15.00
Evening meal served 17.30 to 19.00



  1. Amanda and Dave Roberts

    Is it possible to purchase a Ginuary special for a friend and her husband for Christmas? If so, how do I go about it? I reside in Canada and they live in Cumbria?

    • Lauren Scott

      Hi Amanda and Dave

      Would you like to book a fixed price dining experience or an Afternoon G-n-Tea? If you send an email to with the details of your booking, we can arrange suitable payment. Copy me in with the details and I will arrange to send a letter to your friends with an order confirmation and a little gift message from you both! Just let me know. Hope this helps

      Many thanks
      Lauren. The Lakes Distillery Team