GIN lovers will be able to enjoy a selection of tipples from across Britain during an 18-day festival at two pubs in Basingstoke.

The Maidenhead Inn, in Winchester Street, and The Angel, in Festival Place, will each be serving 15 gins not previously available in the pubs in a festival to run from Thursday, 14 February to Sunday, 3 March inclusive.

The festival gins include; Aber Falls Orange Marmalade Gin, Adnams Copper House Pink Gin, Didsbury Gin Raspberry & Elderflower, Eden Mill Love Gin Liqueur, Greenall's Wild Berry Gin, and The Lakes Damson Gin Liqueur.

The Maidenhead Inn manager, Jonathan Fletcher, said: "The festival will showcase some wonderful gins from across Britain.

"They have not previously been available in the pub and I am sure that our customers will enjoy drinking them."

The gins will range in price from £2.85 to £4.35 for a single measure and include a free mixer.

Tasting notes on all of the gins plus guidance on the best mixers for each gin will be available in the pubs.