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The Ultimate Gin Crawl Around the UK – Which Takes 4 days 19 hours to Complete

The Ultimate Gin Crawl Around the UK – Which Takes 4 days 19 hours to Complete
Written by Amy
  • Gin lovers – researchers have mapped out the ultimate gin crawl across the UK and here is how to complete it.
  • Led by Activity Superstore, the new map takes the top rated 100 gin bars in the UK and reveals the shortest most efficient route possible to visit every single one of them.

The ultimate gin crawl around the UK can be completed in just under 5 days and would cost £1,428.89. The total price includes purchasing a G&T at every stop, petrol and a ferry over to the final destination in Northern Ireland (excluding accommodation).

Although not advised – a ‘non-stop’ crawl taking a drink at every bar would take you 4 days, 19 hours and 11 minutes to complete covering a total distance of 3153.18 miles. The tour would take you to a total of 40 UK cities including London, Manchester, and Aberdeen with the chance to see some of the UK’s most famous landmarks while on route including Buckingham Palace, the Angel of the North and more.

Travellers can start at any point – but calculations show that St Ives is the best place to start, working your way up the country and then over-seas to Ballymena.

The most you’ll have to pay for a Gin whilst on the crawl would be £14.00 at The Gin Palace, Strand near Covent Garden London and the cheapeast would be £3.30 at The Butcher and Tonic in Lancaster. The Gin Spa in Scotland do however offer a complementary glass along with a spa booking for those looking to take a bit of a break once they reach the north.

The average distance between each bar is 50 minutes but there are some dry patches giving you the chance to kip or grab something to eat. The longest is between Glasgow and Belfast – giving you an 8 hour break.

Lancaster home to the UK’s cheapest G&T

Research alongside the crawl shows the cheapest and most expensive places around the UK to get your gin fix. Lancaster has been revealed as the cheapest location with a single gin and tonic costing just £3.30, whereas the most expensive can be found in the capital at £14.

Matt Davis at Activity Superstore said: “The Ultimate Gin Crawl map is a fun way to explore some of the best specialty gin bars in the UK. If you’re a gin lover, why not grab a few friends and a designated driver (who isn’t drinking) and start ticking off the list of locations in our guide.

“We do not recommend drinking in all of the 100 gin bars in a short time period and we want to highlight that people must be responsible with their approach. We do not expect anyone to try the full ‘crawl’ within 4 days, especially without sleep and food in between.

“We weren’t surprised to find the most expensive G&T was in London, but it’s good that we found a few cheaper options to add to our guide in the capital too”.

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