Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin, created by James Rackham, Chairman of spirits importer, exporter and innovator Emporia Brands, in his log cabin in the woods in the historic village of Mayfield, East Sussex is launching a month long campaign in May celebrating the anniversary of the birth of the recipe with a national programme of events and parties, culminating in Mayfield Gin street and bar parties around the UK to welcome Prince Harry & Meghan Markle and the bookies favourite title to be bestowed on the royal couple, THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF SUSSEX! 

This love is going to be shared all over the UK in May in two the two weeks ahead of the Royal Wedding and after, here's a brief roundup of the current activities and exciting new Mayfield Gin Royal Wedding serves.




SUSSEX > The official launch street party is in Mayfield Village (, Sunday Times Village of the Year 2017, on Saturday 12th May. This is the annual Mayfield Mayfair, where the village and visitors turn out for a day in historic costume and enjoy May pole dancing, Morris dancing, craft fair and the Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin bar...found in the high street serving locals and visitors a FREE Mayfield Gin ubiquitous G&T. 'A day at the races with Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin' at Plumpton Racecourse for Ladies Day, East Sussex on Sunday 13th May. The headline race 'The Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin Handicap Hurdle', with prize money of £12,000, the big race on Ladies Day and Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin hospitality bars around the iconic course. Join Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin for the Royal Wedding street party on Saturday 19th May in Robertsbridge, close to Andrew Hoads hop farm, which grows Mayfield Gin's Sussex Hop botanical. Robertsbridge villagers are organising a community street party, with the George Inn hosting the festivities, visitors are very welcome! The main event, The Royal Wedding, on the 19th May, will be celebrated by over a 100 bars, pubs, merchants and local supermarkets in Sussex running Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin parties and tasting. 

MIDLANDS  > Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin craft beer buddies, Charnwood Brewery are brewing their award winning IPA to be paired with Mayfield Gin as a Mayfield & Charnwood IPA cocktail throughout Leicesters local pubs and bars. Join one of the leading cocktail bars, 33 Cank Street on the 8th May for a trade only Mayfield Gin lunch for regional bartenders. The general public won't be left out with a Royal Wedding official launch party happening on the 9th May at The Parcel Yard with Steamin Billy and a range of activity throughout the midlands with bars and pubs such as The Bottle Garden and leading retailers like 23 Wine & Whisky to name but a few.

NORTH > Newcastle is leading the celebrations with Hotel Du Vin starting early on the 3rd May for a Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin Royal Wedding dinner following with a month of Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin activity throughout the North. Bartenders are invited to a trade event at one of Newcastle's top cocktail bars, The Giraffe Lounge, to experience the new Mayfield Gin summer serve IPA/APA cocktail and to learn about the versatility and botanicals of Mayfield Gin. Public Mayfield Gin & Royal Wedding events will be taking place throughout the month across a number of the best pubs, bars, retailers and local supermarkets including Alvino's, Popolo and the Voodoo Café. Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin craft beer buddies, Box Social are joining the celebrations by brewing their own APA/IPA to pair with Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin serves. Celebrations are also taking place in Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and other major cities throughout the North.

LONDON > Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin has already gained an underground following amongst East London bars, traditional home of London brewing industry. A Royal Wedding Gin trail will be launched shortly on providing a fun and exciting glimpse into Londons craft beer and cocktail scene, with traditional east-end London street parties taking place throughout the month...cor blimey guv'nor! Iconic London cocktail bar Quo Vadis are running throughout May, Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin as their featured martini every Wednesday between 6-7pm (during their martini hour). The Trading House, a hugely vibrant city bar near St. Pauls, famous for its craft beer cocktails, are running a Mayfield Sussex Hop Royal Wedding cocktail menu from the 14th - 25th May. Michelin Star Restaurant Pied A Terre will be serving Mayfield Gin cocktails in their newly opened second floor bar all throughout May too! The craft beer buddy in London is Hiver Brewery and they are hosting, on Wednesday 16th May, at their 'Hive' on London Bridge an invitation to a mixology masterclass for the trade in the afternoon and a public event in the evening, showing the versatility of Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin with their craft beers.

SCOTLAND > Scotland join the celebrations with Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin being the 'Gin of the Month' throughout May at the top cocktail bars throughout Scotland; with Di Maggio's chains, Chandon, Amarone, Café Analuz, Cardiz, Atlantic, Anchorline & The Citizen. Their flagship cocktail bar, which is hosting a VIP Royal Wedding party with live screen coverage, gin and Champagne cocktails is being hosted by Mayfield Gin and Moet & Chandon. Mayfield Gin will be supporting a wide array of events across Scotland’s capital throughout May, partnering up with leading bar operators such as The Big Red Teapot bar group and winner of Scotland’s best Gin Bar award, 56 North to showcase the brand as a part of the national launch campaign for this exciting new Gin.  With a wild hop as the unique botanical in Mayfield Gin, the brand will be partnering up with respected local brewers to both host events and create unique serves combining the elements of craft beer and craft Gin.