GIN lovers will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of up to 15 gins from across the UK and overseas during an 11-day festival set to be held at two pubs in Basingstoke town centre later this month.

The Maidenhead Inn, in Winchester Street, and The Angel, in Festival Place, will both be serving gins from Japan, Portugal, Spain, Germany and Italy, as well as gins produced in the UK during the festival.

The gin festival event will be running from Friday, 17 August to Monday, 27 August inclusive.

There will be an array of award-winning and flavoured gins featuring in the selection on offer.

Tasting notes on all of the gins that are part of the festival will also be available in the pubs.