Friday, 18 October 2019

Rugby clubs hosts first gin and fizz festival

Rugby clubs hosts first gin and fizz festival

HUNDREDS of people attended a gin and fizz festival during ladies’ day at Henley Rugby Club.

Ten businesses offering food and drink set up stalls outside the clubhouse at Dry Leas on Saturday. They included Mr Hobbs Gin, Fairmile Vineyard and the Chalgrove Artisan Distillery.

The event coincided with the Henley Hawks’ match against the Guernsey Raiders, which the hosts won 60-28.

Many spectators attended the festival before and after the match as well as during half-time. There was live music and some guests dressed in yellow feather boas.

Alistair Benyon, the club’s commercial manager, said: “It’s the first time we’ve done it. We run a successful beer festival every September and thought we would do something different for our lady members. It went really well. We had a really good turnout and the weather just about held together. It helped that the Hawks won!”

The event was sponsored by G D Evans Interiors, of Emmer Green.

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