THE Gin Society is returning to Warrington for another festival following its overwhelming success last year.

Parr Hall will again play host to the celebration of all things gin on August 16 and 17.

Tickets include your first G&T plus your own copa glass to take away, a booklet of tasting notes, free tasters from distillers and masterclasses so you can learn how to prepare the perfect serve at home.

Gin lovers will be able to sample more than 120 varieties of the spirit which has been enjoying a surge in popularity over the past few years.

During the two-day event, regional and national craft distillers will be on hand to showcase their expertise and knowledge in a series of masterclasses and tasting sessions.

There will be three gin bars hosting the best of world, British and fruit gins, plus a cocktail bar with expert mixologists and other tipples including a selection of rums, Prosecco and bottled ales.

Throughout each of the four-hour sessions, there will also be live entertainment and street food to add to the party atmosphere.

The Gin Society Festival is at Parr Hall on Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17.

There is one session on the Friday between 6pm and 10.30pm and there are two sessions on Saturday from 12pm to 4.30pm and 6pm to 10.30pm.

The festival operates a voucher system in multiples of £5. All gins are £5 including mixer and garnish and cocktails are £10.