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Proud New Members of The Gin Guild

by Fern McCoy on 15th October 2019 No comments
Our Co-Founders Suzy & Jonathan Hobbs are proud to announce they were installed as Wardens of The Gin Guild as Brand Owners of Mr Hobbs Gin, and were amongst the new members joining The Gin Guild and taking their oath at The Mansion House, London on 11th October 2019.
The Gin Guild brings together gin distillers and industry leaders involved in the production, promotion, distribution and consumption of gin. It promotes and encourages commitment to excellence in gin distillation and industry custodianship of the spirit category.
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Fern McCoyProud New Members of The Gin Guild

October: Sloe But Steady Wins The Race

by Fern McCoy on 1st October 2019 No comments

October often conjures up images of plush green turning to brown and the leaves falling to make way for the Winter months.

Sunrise is shrouded in mist, there’s a nip in the air that suggests nothing will survive the cold that’s in store. This is just not true though. There is one rather sumptuous, cobalt blue fruit plumping up nicely around this time of year and that is the magic of the sloe berry.

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Fern McCoyOctober: Sloe But Steady Wins The Race

Interview with the Husband and Wife team, Jonathan & Suzy Hobbs, behind Mr Hobbs Gin

by Fern McCoy on 6th September 2019 No comments

What made the Hobbs family best placed to release Henley’s first and only ‘Highly Spirited’ gin?

The Hobbs family tree dates back to 1585 in Henley, and Hobbs of Henley- the boat hire business- was founded by Harry Hobbs (Jonathan’s great, great, grandfather) in 1870. Harry built a hospitality business giving people a good time on the river. With this long association with Henley and the river, we felt a first Henley Gin named after our founder made perfect sense.

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Fern McCoyInterview with the Husband and Wife team, Jonathan & Suzy Hobbs, behind Mr Hobbs Gin

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

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

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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