Since the start of the pandemic, our number one priority has been for the safety of our team and customers. So, as we gradually return to normal, we want to make sure you continue to feel safe when visiting the Gin & Rum Festival.

While face coverings and two-metre social distancing will no longer be mandatory, we know that for many customers these practices continue to provide comfort, when in busy places. We therefore ask for your continued support for those whom choose to wear face coverings, or who would like some additional space when queuing for entry and ordering at the bar.

Sanitiser stations will be available on Entry / Exit and in various locations around the Festival. All customers will be asked to use the sanitiser stations before being handed your very own Gin and Festival Copa-Glass – you’ll use this glass throughout the session and it is yours to take home after.

What to expect from our team…

Additional staff will be in place and will continue to follow enhanced hygiene and safety processes, such as a deep clean between session times and touch points will be regularly cleaned and sanitised.

All staff will be required to take a lateral flow test before each shift. Doors and windows will be kept open where possible to ensure optimal ventilation.

The use of disposal cutlery and sample cups will be used at our food stand and “Meet the Maker” session .

As we take another cautious step towards returning to normal, we once again want to say a huge thank you for all your ongoing support over the last 2 years and look forward to continuing to safely welcome you back to our festivals.


We have been receiving questions surrounding the latest announcement regarding the possible use of the NHS Covid Passports at our Gin and Rum Festivals. The team are aware of this update and, once we know the specifics of the new regulation, will act accordingly and update customers who may be affected by this change. We continue to encourage all customers attending our festivals to practice extra caution and take a lateral flow test at home before joining us.


For customers in Scotland and Wales (in line with Government guidelines), it remains a requirement that you wear a face covering, unless you are exempt. We are also required to ask you to provide contact details in support of NHS contact tracing services.

Rescheduled Events and Covid Measures

All tickets that were originally purchased for Swindon, Norwich, Birmingham, Lincoln and Peterborough have been automatically transferred to the new date, please choose your city below for more information.

Click here for the latest Swindon Gin & Rum Festival Information

Click here for the latest Norwich Gin & Rum Festival Information

Click here for the latest Birmingham Gin & Rum Festival Information

Click here for the latest Lincoln Gin & Rum Festival Information

Click here for the latest Peterborough Gin & Rum Festival Information