Beverley Gin Festival is back with live music, street food and more

Beverley Gin Festival has become a popular fixture at Beverley Minster
Beverley Gin Festival has become a popular fixture at Beverley Minster

Live entertainment, street food and, of course, plenty of gins and gin tasting will be heading for Beverley Minster this summer with the return of Beverley Gin Festival.

The event is making its fourth annual visit to the market town. It will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, with organiser and festival director, Rob Snaith, saying: “We will have some of the very best local, British and international gins for residents and visitors to enjoy and there'll be live local entertainment all weekend, including two great bands, and mouth-watering street food.

"We will be doing some distillery talks and tasters with Wictsun Distillery, from Market Weighton, who make gin, rum and vodka and will be offering a variety of gins, including pink, orange, lemon and dry." As well as gin, the festival provides a selection of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including cocktails, prosecco and craft beer from Atom of Beverley and Hull.


"Although our main drink is, of course, gin, we pride ourselves on catering for all preferences at Beverley Gin Festival, including non-alcoholic gins and beers,” said Rob. Festival catering is by The Blind Swine, of Willerby - what Rob calls “proper street food” - specialising in homemade, hot and tasty dishes such as Carnitas Nachos, Smashed Burger, Shrimp Tostadas, Cincinnati dog, Glaze the Jerk and Swine Poteen, with special homemade sauces, marinades and coatings.

Rob said: "We're super excited to have The Blind Swine cooking for us this year. They've rightly got a fantastic reputation and a great, growing following based on cooking from scratch using locally-sourced ingredients.

Fun photo opportunity at Beverley Gin Festival
Fun photo opportunity at Beverley Gin Festival

“We know you're going to love this food - and they'll be providing a menu covering all preferences with a menu tailored to the festival.” Beverley Gin Festival's music offering is on a bigger scale than in previous years, with two local bands, Turn Up The Sun, on Friday night, and Little Kings, on Saturday night.

"Both bands play great, crowd-pleasing, sing-along favourites and are well known on the local live music circuit," said Rob. Further entertainment comes in the form of table magician Rich Reynolds, who will be wowing festival goers during the Saturday afternoon sessions at the Minster.

"Rich is real class, a totally brilliant magician and will be working the room while people are enjoying their food and drinks. And the Minster creates such a unique atmosphere, with its historic setting, architecture, light and acousticsl."

With prices starting at £20pp for each of the four sessions, tickets have been “selling fast” and include two drinks, a Beverley Minster-etched festival glass tumbler, a festival metal straw, Beverley Gin Festival custom-designed festival programme guide and pen.

For more information, visit the Beverley Gin Festival website or social media platforms. You can also email