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Excellent little gin gem!

Not big enough to swing a cat in, but with 350 flavours of gin this is a must for gin lovers. Seats... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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Great for Gin lovers

Visited yesterday with friends. We are all gin lovers so this is a great bar to visit with it's... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Alison G
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quirky but staff were overly opinionated and lacking in knowledge. We were told that there was no such thing as a particular flavoured gin and when I asked for another favourite was told that Mary le Bone was not very good and they therefore did...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not big enough to swing a cat in, but with 350 flavours of gin this is a must for gin lovers. Seats maybe about 8 at a squeeze but it has a friendly atmosphere and a knowledgeable bar staff. Not really much more to say...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Durham for only 1 night. We got in the queue as this bar looked so cool and somewhere we should have visited. When we got to the front of the queue we were turned away as it was full to capacity despite...More

1  Thank SLR110193
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The barman Teddy seemed like he would panic at a disco. The small blonde lass had terrible language. All in all it was bloody awful. Having previously been served by an expert member of staff, I was disappointed to be rushed, dismissed and spoken to...More

3  Thank Scott P
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Visited yesterday with friends. We are all gin lovers so this is a great bar to visit with it's extensive gin menu. The bar is really quirky, it only seats 16 people inside. This gives it a very friendly atmosphere. Yesterday we sat outside, only...More

1  Thank Alison G
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

A very quirky little bar, friendly knowledgeable barman, with a fantastic variety of gins, mixers and botanicals, would definitely recommend it to any gin lover.

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 23 June 2018

A very small trendy gin palace in an ideal spot and they have certainly cashed it on it. 4 seats outside and a few tables inside. The biggest part must have been the cash register which it needed to be seeing as how the price...More

1  Thank helstravels
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Whoever came up with this idea in such a small space is a genius.i love it,it even has outside seating,it’s right on the bridge so lovely location and it gets the sun,so it’s a winner .If you like gin you won’t be disappointed,such a choice...More

1  Thank Sandie M
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Specifically looking for a gin bar, google brought up this place. Great, not far from where we were staying. It really does live up to its name, which wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing however. If you would like to go there to sit relax...More

Thank Cjon1982
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Popped in for one on our way back to the hotel. This place is tiny so not a place to stay for "a few" as you are either standing or sitting on very narrow benches. But the gin and flavours that they added were absolutely...More

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