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Winchester warms up for Cocktail Week!

The party season is in full swing! Once the Christmas parties and office do’s are but a distant memory, Winchester Cocktail Week will be the perfect antidote to the long, dark nights of winter. From Monday 6th to Sunday 12th February, the city of Winchester will light up with a dazzling array of workshops, masterclasses and parties in over two dozen of the city’s top retailers and hospitality businesses. Throughout the week wristband holders will be able to access exclusive discounts as they imbibe and dine their way around Winchester.

Winchester Cocktail WeekTickets can be purchased for £15 at Winchester Tourist Information Centre or online at and, in February, can be exchanged for an official wristband and souvenir guide book at Cabinet Rooms’ Winchester Cocktail Week Hub.

Gary Whiter, co-founder of Cabinet Rooms, said, “For the last few months we have been busy organising Winchester Cocktail Week in collaboration with our official venues and their drinks partners. In 2017, we are excited to bring you an even richer programme of events, that now also includes flair bartending workshops and special deals at Hampshire Farmers’ Market. There really will be something going on to suit all tastes!”

Cabinet Rooms has worked with the event’s headline sponsors Rooster Marketing, Paris Smith LLP and Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands, as well as official sponsors Winchester BID, Fever-Tree, Nectar, Isle of Wight Distillery and Artis, to build on the success of the inaugural event, which took place in February 2016. With more venues taking part, over two dozen special events and nearly 300 wristbands already sold, the second Winchester Cocktail Week promises to be even bigger and better than the first.

Highlights include:

  • Signature Cocktails – premium mixed drinks for just £4 when you show your wristband
  • An exclusive cocktail syrups workshop with award-winning Naked Jam at Two Bare Feet
  • The Pothecary Parlour, a pop-up gin tasting at Jane McIntyre Design & Eccentricities
  • Authentic Brazilian caipirinhas at the Old Vine with Ypioca Cachaça
  • “Get to Grips with Grappa”, a masterclass in Italian brandy at Toscanaccio with Nonino
  • A Caribbean Night at the Mucky Duck hosted by Angostura Rums
  • The Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Trail – sample unique perfect serves in eleven venues for just £4

The New Romantic Ball, the ultimate 80’s party at the Guildhall Winchester Gary added, “this is a busy time of year for hospitality businesses and while everyone is in the party spirit it’s a great time to think about treating yourself now to a pick-me- up in February. Cocktail Week tickets also make great gifts. Simply pop them into greetings cards and you’ve got instant presents for the discerning food and drink lovers in your life!”

Official Venues

Bar Flair Services (at the Discovery Centre)

Bishop on the Bridge

Cabinet Rooms



Forte Kitchen

Greens Bar and Kitchen

Guildhall Winchester

Hannah’s B&B and Two Bare Feet

Holiday Inn

Hotel du Vin & Bistro

Jane McIntyre Design & Eccentricities

Justice – British Designer Jewellery

Koh Noi

Kyoto Kitchen

No.5 Bridge Street

River Cottage Canteen

St James Tavern

The Corner House

The Green Man

The King Alfred

The Mucky Duck

The Old Vine


Vintage Hound

William Walker

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the website at