Village pub hosts annual sloe gin contest

PUBLISHED: 14:00 05 February 2017

General manager Emily Green serves up the first gin in the tasting competion to Patrick and Lindsay Keating, Angela Morris and Tim Homewood
. Picture: Jeremy Long

General manager Emily Green serves up the first gin in the tasting competion to Patrick and Lindsay Keating, Angela Morris and Tim Homewood . Picture: Jeremy Long

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A North Somerset pub hosted its annual sloe gin-making competition this month, with a good set of entries despite a poor fruit crop.

The Seymour Arms, in Blagdon, invited villagers to enter their concoctions for the coveted trophy and a voucher for a meal in the pub.

After a rigorous judging process of the fifteen entries, Tim and Angela Homewood, of Homewood Cheeses, walked away victorious.

Proceeds from the event have been donated to charity Farmlink.

General manager Emily Green told the Mercury it was a ‘fantastic’ event. She said: “It was absolutely brilliant, it was a really great turnout.

“We had a really good group of entries.

“We were worried by the lack of sloes in the area, but it turned out well.

“Thank you to everyone for attending.”

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