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Enjoy Pickering's G&T on the house at The Gallery Bar opening night

Edinburgh based distiller, Pickering’s Gin is celebrating the easing of lockdown by showing its support to the on-trade, giving away 100 free gin and tonics to guests of new local Edinburgh bar. Nestled in the heart of Summerhall Arts Venue, Pickering’s Gin shares its home with The Royal Dick Bar and the newly launched Gallery Bar.

In-conjunction with the opening night of The Gallery Bar on Thursday 20th of May, the first 100 guests who order a meal will be able to enjoy a Pickering’s Gin and tonic on the house! Pickering’s classic red top gin will be up for grabs, based on an old Bombay recipe, handwritten in 1947. Distilled from nine botanicals, this fresh and light gin will be served with Indian tonic water and fresh grapefruit to guests at the opening night of The Gallery Bar.

Matt Gammell, Co-Founder and Head Distiller comments,

“This is some really positive news for Summerhall. Being able to support our residents and the trade after such tough times is all the more rewarding. It’s great to see our local pubs full once again and as a small distillery in a close-knit community at Summerhall, I wish the team at The Gallery Bar the best of luck for opening night”.

With locals able to enjoy drinks outdoors, the reopening of The Royal Dick Bar in Summerhall Courtyard has faced huge demand, having been fully booked since mid-April. Alongside the latest government guidance, indoor drinking can commence from 17th of May and Summerhall anticipates for alike demand ahead of the opening of The Gallery Bar.

Marcus Pickering, Co-Founder and Head of Export at Pickering’s Gin added,

“It’s been a delight to see life brought back into Summerhall and our courtyard now that restrictions have eased. The opening of the new Gallery Bar will heighten this buzz and it’s a privilege to be able to show our support by providing guests with G&Ts on us. I’m very much looking forward to enjoying a tipple with the team on opening night.

The Gallery Bar has been fully refurbished bringing the flair of Summerhall’s residents under one roof. Featuring a seasonal food menu, Pickering’s Gin and Barney’s Beer on tap and hanging artwork from past Summerhall exhibitions and artists.

For opening night of The Gallery Bar, you can bag your place and complementary G&T by booking online at the Summerhall website.