Every year, at around this time, the same articles start doing the rounds. You MUST have seen them by now. It’s the highly popular ‘news’ that gin soothes hay fever and we need to start knocking them back now to save ourselves before the pollen renders us immobile throughout May to September. Backed by industry professionals, we all love to hear how our favourite tipple is helping to keep us healthy.
‘’Asthma UK says that while alcoholic drinks like beer and red wine often make hay fever and asthma worse, switching your regular bar order to gin might help to relieve symptoms more than other drinks.’’
Never mind the April showers, Spring has (technically) sprung, and there’s lots to be getting excited about at Mr Hobbs Gin.
It was a typically long and cold Winter but luckily it gave us the perfect excuse to hunker down and start working on what is currently a very, top secret, new project involving (drum roll) another Mr Hobbs Gin product. Now we can’t say too much for the time being but just know that there are tastings, designs and launches being worked on this very second and we can’t wait to update you with more juicy details.
Married? Single? It’s complicated? Or perhaps, in a long-term, devoted relationship with gin?
Valentine’s Day is approaching and we have scoped out the best gin related gifts for the loves of your lives. Even if the love of your life is yourself, actually, especially if the love of your life is yourself!
Welcome to January, it’s the month for making resolutions, planning, fresh starts, good intentions… it’s exciting!
We have been using all the nice new stationery that Father Christmas gave us and have popped together a little run down of where you can catch the Mr Hobbs team over the next few months and wanted to share it with you, our wonderful customers, suppliers and friends.
It’s official, Mr Hobbs is welcoming Christmas with open arms!
We have recently been at several festive events including the magical Waddesdon Christmas Fair. The event is running until 16th December so if you haven’t visited already, there’s still time to go get those last few prezzies (or maybe even the first few, depending on how organised you’ve been this year!). We were there for the second week (21st Nov-25th Nov) with all our products including the brand-new gin and orange chocolate truffles we have recently launched with local chocolatier Gorvett & Stone.
How to know your Pearly Class from your Edwardian launch.
At Hobbs of Henley we’ve been renting out boats to day trippers for nearly 150 years, so we know how important it is to have boats that can meet a variety of needs. Whether you want to take a step back in time to the Edwardian era and enjoy a picnic with a group of friends, take your family for an hour-long spin in our smaller Pearly class launches or have some fun in a traditional rowing boat, we have the self-drive boat hire experience for you.
Established in 1839, Henley Regatta is of world class status and is arguably our most famed production of the year. Over the 5 day period, more than two hundred races take place in 565 boats on the 2112 metre course, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators dressed in their finery.
Fundamentally, Henley on Thames is a town dedicated to embracing the river and it was the area in which Wind in The Willows was written and based upon – ‘’The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality and camaraderie, and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley.’’