York, NORTH YORKSHIRE
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
We have made clear to staff that they are encouraged to close the shop whenever there is the need to in order to make York Gin as safe as possible. As well as performing their duties from behind protective screens, all staff are provided with visors and / or masks if they want to wear them and for when they have to enter public areas. Our 'Puss & Mew' tasting machine has attracted significant local media attention. It is based on an 18th century vending machine but updated to deal with the coronavirus. It allows us to pour gin tastings through a Perspex screen.
FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT
The York Gin shop won Best Shop at Visit York’s Tourism Awards 2020. The shop provides a delightful experience for customers and not only sells gin but also locally-made gifts, accessories and clothing. Post-lockdown, York Gin has the addition of a 'Puss & Mew' tasting contraption. This is based on the world's first vending machine used in the 1780s during the Gin Craze in London. It allows for socially-distanced tasting. The expert staff provide info about gin and the beautiful city of York. So York Gin is way more than a shop - it is an experience and tourist information point as well!
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Discover North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.
The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.
York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.
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