Page 3 - HC Observer Issue 8 - Market Harborough Edition
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  The Red Lion,
Fortunes have certainly turned around for the Red Lion since business partners Sonya and Richard took control of the front of house and kitchens respectively .
I loved their quirky advertising with the
'soup of the day'
described as a 'Gin and tonic'.
Beating a path to the bar I was mesmerised by the array of gins on display but moreover the presentation of my G&T, wafting its way to me in a large bulbous glass with a melange of fruits from juicy blackberries to tangy raspberries and more besides.
     Experience the Gin Trilogy
Although I’ve only experienced the double act personally...
The Tollemarche arms is perfectly placed to act as a tag team with the Warners distillery, where, once you’ve enjoyed your gin tour you can taste all of their wares in the comfort of this fabulous foody pub overlooking the lush Welland Valley.
The trilogy is complete with the village of Harrington coming up trumps and providing a luxury bed for the night at Church Farm Lodge.
What a great day out!
    On the Water
I’m sure that Marlon Brando would have joined me for a Gin Fizz at this wonderful establishment in Market Harborough if he was still around today.
The Waterfront is located at the canal basin off of Leicester Road.
I tasted their very
own house gin, The Boathouse Blend, created for them by Union Distillers of Market Harborough. They also offer over 60 of the finest gins from near and far!
   Gin with an historic,
royal twist
A truly special gin is being distilled with a distinctive ‘Plantagenet flavour’ to benefit Fotheringhay Church. The limited edition, hand-crafted Fotheringhay
Gin contains botanicals that reflect
the links between King Richard III
and the Northamptonshire village of Fotheringhay, where he was born in 1452.
Created by renowned artisan gin distillery Warner Edwards in Northamptonshire, this premium gin is flavoured with a tapestry of carefully chosen herbs and flowers that King Richard’s Plantagenet family would recognise. These include local linden blossom, quince – beloved by the King and served at his wedding – and the rose known as the White Rose of York. The rose adds floral top notes, while a hint of incense reflects Fotheringhay church, a building Richard knew very
well. All the botanicals were sourced and harvested by local residents.
Tim Stimpson, Chairman of the Friends of Fotheringhay Church says, "The church needs a source of income to maintain its stonework and windows, and all profits from sales of the gin will be used to help preserve the church.
Adjacent to the church is the beautiful Falcon public house where Sally will deliver to your palate this perfectly blended unique botanical gin with echoes of the historic past.

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