Hello Harrogate

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A couple of weeks ago, I headed up to the gorgeous little town of Harrogate with the wonderful people at Slingsby Gin to experience not only their amazing gin but also the stunning scenery of this beautiful place. I've only ever been up North a handful of times, and Harrogate had always been on my list (especially for Betty's, but we'll get to that!) so I was extra excited to head on this press trip.

Early Thursday morning we all hopped on a train (first class, too!) and it wasn't long before we found ourselves in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. We checked into the beautiful Hotel Du Vin where we were given a glorious afternoon tea, complete with huge bouquets of cotton candy. Our rooms were absolutely stunning and I could hardly believe that I was there.

We then headed to the Slingsby Gin headquarters; an adorably quaint little shop located on the high street near Betty's, where they keep not only their bestselling gin but a huge variety of different flavours that you can try and test. We were treated to a full Gin Experience, which included making some delicious cocktails and learning a bit more about the brand itself. I have to say, it was so much fun and if you're a big fan of your gin you would absolutely love this activity. It's perfect for all kinds of occasions and really so much fun!

After a quick rest, we were taken to the stunning setting of Rudding Park for dinner at their restaurant, Horto. I have to say, I immediately fell in love with the venue and I was immediately daydreaming about having a wedding there in the future. Then I shed a little tear when I remembered I live 4 hours away. *sigh*

We were treated to a delicious 7 course tasting menu, filled with all kinds of weird and wonderful foods that I had never tried before, including pea water! Yep, this is a thing and it was actually pretty good! Feeling thoroughly well fed and extremely tired, we headed back to hotel for the night and I have to say, I definitely slept well, excited for what the second day of our adventure would bring.

Our trip to Harrogate was complimentary thanks to Slingsby Gin, but all opinions are my own. 

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