The popular Yeovil tapas and cocktail restaurant, Kazbar, has been confirmed as an official partner at this year’s Somerset Gin Festival. The festival, which takes place on Friday 6 & Saturday 7 July, returns for its second year at Westlands Entertainment Venue after a successful pilot year in 2017.
The Somerset Gin Festival offers visitors over 100 gins to try (via a token system) as well as masterclasses from industry experts, live music, and an exclusive mezze menu. Using their free Copa balloon glasses and gin brochures, visitors can purchase tokens in order to try some of the unique gins on offer – each token being exchanged for a measure of gin, a garnish and a Fever Tree mixer. Popular gins from last year’s festival included one that changed colour once a mixer was added and some different flavoured gins such as marmalade and Turkish delight.
Following last year’s Somerset Gin Festival, the team at Westlands have been working to develop and increase the festival’s offering, and Kazbar being confirmed as official partners for 2018 is just one of the new features of the festival for 2018.
Kazbar on South Western Terrace in Yeovil is regularly fully booked with people enjoying their extensive range of cocktails and tapas. The Kazbar team will be serving up a range of their most popular gin-based cocktails at this year’s festival. You can exchange two tokens for one generous cocktail or three tokens for two generous cocktails.
Matthew Thackwell, Owner of Kazbar, said, “My team are really excited to be working with Westlands to make this year’s Somerset Gin Festival even bigger and better. We are proud to serve our own unique cocktails at Kazbar, and we can’t wait to show off what we do at this popular annual event”.
Rebecca Thomas, Events Manager at Westlands, added, “Following last year’s successful festival weekend we are really keen to step up the experience for our visitors and we all know how hugely popular Kazbar is locally. It’s great to be working with such a fantastic team from Kazbar and to be developing lasting relationships between local businesses. I hope that people will come along and enjoy a cocktail whilst visiting this year’s festival”.
In addition to Kazbar joining the Somerset Gin Festival, this year’s event will feature live jazz music from Clare Martin OBE, the Wessex Big Band and Ronnie Scott’s All Stars. The festival team are also working with a range of bespoke business that will have stalls at the event.
Tickets to the festival start from £9.50 and all weekend tickets are now available for 2018. The Somerset Gin Festival takes place on Friday 6 & Saturday 7 July at Westlands Entertainment Venue – with various time slots available. To book tickets visit our Festivals page, call 01935 422884 or head into Westlands or The Octagon Theatre.