Our top 5 ways to keep fit and healthy this Summer

by Fern McCoy on 29th May 2019 No comments

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.’’

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It’s time to get a SPRING in your step

by Fern McCoy on 16th April 2019 No comments

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.

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Love is in the air…Or maybe it’s just the gin!

by Fern McCoy on 6th February 2019 No comments

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!

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Out and about with Mr Hobbs Gin

by Fern McCoy on 11th January 2019 No comments

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.

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2019 Gin Trends to keep you feeling gin-tellectual

by Fern McCoy on 12th December 2018 No comments

What a year it’s been. Gin has overtaken vodka in sales for the first time in the history of the world with what is considered ‘local and regional brands’ driving these figures.

Artisan, small batch gins are up 167%, compared with a 30% rise in mass-produced brands. I.e. yours truly, Mr Hobbs Gin- *wink wink, nudge nudge*.

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Gin-gle Bells, Gin-gle Bells, Gin-gle all the way

by Fern McCoy on 6th December 2018 No comments

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.

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Q & A with Jonathan Hobbs, our co-founder and newly appointed Royal Waterman

by Fern McCoy on 22nd August 2018 No comments

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.

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Fern McCoyQ & A with Jonathan Hobbs, our co-founder and newly appointed Royal Waterman

Top 10 things to do in Henley this Summer

by Fern McCoy on 10th July 2018 No comments

Take in our royal heritage at Henley Regatta

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.

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Flavouring Gin- D.I.Y.

by Fern McCoy on 3rd July 2018 No comments

Bet you didn’t know how easy it is to infuse your Mr Hobbs Gin from the comfort of your own home.

We have put together instructions for infusing/ flavouring your Mr Hobbs Gin- we do hope you enjoy.

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Henley, Boats & Gin!

by Fern McCoy on 25th May 2018 No comments

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.’’

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