AN ILKLEY pub will hold an 11-day Gin Festival this month.

The event takes place at The Lister Arms, in The Moors Shopping Centre, from Friday, August 17 to Monday, August 27.

The pub - part of the Wetherspoon group - says a ‘superb’ selection of gins, from the UK and overseas, will be available.

A number of award-winning and flavoured brands will be among them, with the overseas drinks including Roku, from Japan, Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin, from Germany, and the Spanish Gin Mare.

The British varieties on offer, meanwhile, will include Jawbox Single Dry Gin, Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin, Wrecking Coast Clotted Cream Gin, Brecon Special Reserve, Finni’s Black Bee Gin and Bathtub Gin.

The Lister Arms Manager, Nicola Hill, said: “The majority of gins in the festival have not been available in the pub beforehand and I am looking forward to serving them.

“The festival promises to be great fun and I am certain that our customers will enjoy trying the superb range of gins that we have on offer.”

All of the gins will be served in a Copa de Balon glass and come with a free mixer, with tasting notes will be available.