The Culloden Estate and Spa, near Holywood, is bringing a taste of Italy here this summer with the launch of its new outdoor experience, Gin and Gelato.
The five-star hotel has teamed up with Drinksology in Belfast to create an Italian gin garden – a bespoke timber bar installation with outdoor seating in the stunning 12-acre estate.
Guests can reserve a table to enjoy the world’s first Pinot Grigio gin, Ginato Gin, distilled with the finest Italian Pinot Grigio grapes selected from the wine-growing regions of Friuli in the north of the country.
The citrusy tipple also boasts Sicilian lemons and Tuscan juniper berries to capture the true essence of Italy.
Putting a local twist on the Italian theme, a selection of gelato is available from Glastry Farm on the Ards Peninsula.
Ice cream floats, wine, champagne and draft beer are on offer as well as Italian-inspired food and sharing boards, with a new menu launched for each month of the summer.
Niall Burns, Culloden general manager, said: “We are delighted to bring a taste of Italy to the Culloden with Gin and Gelato.
“Guests can sit back and relax in luxurious surroundings whilst enjoying a magnificent selection of drinks and delicious Italian-themed menus using the very best of local produce.”
Gin and Gelato is running throughout June, July and August.
It costs from €162.50pps and includes luxurious overnight accommodation, breakfast, a reserved table at the Italian gin garden and a complimentary gin or gelato.
Voted Ireland’s best luxury hotel group for the past two years, the Hastings Collection has six hotels, including the five-star Culloden Estate and Spa, the world-famous Europa Hotel, the four-star Stormont Hotel and the Grand Central Hotel – all situated in greater Belfast.
The group also owns the four-star Everglades Hotel in Derry, and the historic Ballygally Castle set on the stunning Antrim coast at the gateway to the nine Glens of Antrim, a short drive from the Giant’s Causeway and world-famous Games of Thrones Tour.
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