Fezziwig’s Gin Yard, Liverpool’s impressive new city centre gin garden, celebrated its opening weekend with a Light Night preview and Royal Gin Garden Party.
Fezziwig’s Gin Yard kept the gin cocktails flowing in the sunshine to mark its own big day and Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle.
The walled courtyard of Furnival’s Well in the old Bridewell has been transformed and named in honour of Charles Dickens’ party-loving Christmas Carol character Mr Fezziwig.
Dickens researched his novel The Uncommercial Traveller at the Campbell Square jail, so owners Gracious Development Company were keen to pay tribute with their latest venue.
Fezziwig’s Gin Yard has been created in partnership with Bombay Sapphire and stocks a hand-picked selection of gins, combining familiar favourite brands with more unusual small batch producers.
Gardeners have given the courtyard a lush green theme, with a living wall installed on one side and a wall of growing gin-related herbs on another. It’s all designed to add to the overall gin lovers’ experience, making it more than just a place for a quick G&T.
General manager Nick Romano says the launch gave Fezziwig’s a chance to share its new look and its bespoke gin cocktail menu with guests.
“Gin is such a hugely popular drink in Liverpool, and we felt there was something different we could bring to the market by creating a Victorian oasis drinking den. Our courtyard was a great space and we wanted to make better use of it, especially coming into summer, so a gin yard made perfect sense.
“The response we’ve had already has been really positive, everyone who came to our launch event loved what we’ve done – and our gin choices – and we couldn’t have had a more beautiful sunny couple of days to really show it off.”