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HENLEY’S
FIRST HIGHLY
SPIRITED GIN

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Frequently spotted sipping from his unique glass or his wood rimmed drinking flask,
Mr Hobbs was forever throwing river parties along the banks of the River Thames in Henley or hiring his boats out for members of the public to throw their own shindig.

Hobbs Story

The Hobbs story begins in 1870 when Mr Harry Hobbs, the owner and proprietor of the The Ship Hotel on Henley Riverside, who was renowned locally for his flamboyant beard and mischievous nature, was often seen on the river around 11am on his punt enjoying a gin.

Frequently spotted sipping from his unique glass or his wood rimmed drinking flask,
Mr Hobbs was forever throwing river parties along the banks of the River Thames in Henley or hiring his boats out for members of the public to throw their own shindig.

To find the nearest Mr. Hobbs Gin to you, have a look at our latest stockists list.

  • Cliveden House Hotel
  • The Hand & Flowers, Marlow
  • The French Horn, Sonning
  • Hurley House Hotel, Hurley
  • The Mash Inn, Bucks
  • The Greyhound, Rotherfield Peppard
  • Henley Business School, Henley
  • The Royal Oak, Paley Street
  • Orwells Restaurant, Henley
  • Phyllis Court Club, Henley
  • The Ship, Marlow
  • The Swan, Beaconsfield
  • The Windsor Castle Pub, Windsor
  • Queen Charlotte, Windsor
  • The Baskerville, Henley
  • The Vanilla Pod, Marlow
  • The Frog at Skirmett
  • KEG Craft Beer, Bourne End
  • Remenham Rowing Club, Henley
  • The Keep, Wallingford
  • Swiss Farm Int Touring & Camping
  • Lillebrook Manor, Maidenhead
  • Grenfell Arms, Maidenhead
  • Dukes Wine Bar, Princes Risborough
  • Crown Inn, Sydenham
  • Boaters Inn, Caversham
  • Royal Oak - Burattas Restaurant
  • Black Boy, Hurley
  • The Bell, Waltham St Lawrence
  • Marlow Rowing Club
  • Windsor Farm Shop
  • The Beehive, White Waltham
  • Prince of Wales, Marlow
  • The Peacock, Chinnor
  • The Bootlegger, High Wycombe
  • Green man, Denham Village
  • The Rose Garden, Hughenden Valley
  • The Vine, Maidenhead
  • Belle Vue Pub, High Wycombe
  • The Flower Pot, Henley-on-Thames
  • Windsor Grill Restaurant, Windsor
  • The Black Horse, Lacey Green
  • The Boundary Arms, Pinkneys Green
  • The Bell, Princes Risborough
  • South Street Arts Centre, Reading
  • The Spice Merchant, Henley
  • Wokingham Masonic Club
  • Plough, Bicester
  • The Castle, Ottershaw
  • The Black Horse, Fulmer
  • Wokingham Cricket Club
  • Island Bar, Reading
  • Golden Cross, Saunderton
  • Fox & Hounds, Caversham
  • Eldon Arms, Reading
  • The Craftyard, Tring
  • The Botanist, Marlow
  • The Botanist, Reading
  • The Botanist, Farnham
  • Alma Pub, Windsor

  • Henley Food and Drink Festival - 16th and 17th September
  • Henley Literary Festival - 2nd- 8th October
  • Henley Xmas Fayres - December
  • London Boat Show - 10th- 14th January 2018

How our gin is made

Harry Hobbs’s old recipe dates back to 1870 and we have based the 2017 recipe on five of his original botanicals and have added Oris Root and Lime Leaf Oil, the 7th remains a family secret. Mr Hobbs gin is a distilled gin, meaning it is distilled more than once, and flavours are added after the base recipe has been made. This is unlike London Dry Gin which is made in only one distillation.

Promotes healing & protection against negative energies. Once distilled, angelica has a lovely earthy flavour, both bitter and herbal which carries through beautifully.
Its name meaning, a type of mallow which is found in the marshes. Sourced in the meadows behind the Hobbs boatyard, famed for it’s internal soothing properties.
a.Angelica b.Marshmallow
Containing a spectrum of vitamins and minerals this particular botanical is ideal for giving you an overall nutritional boost. Rich in vitamin C and perfect for cleansing the system- not only is it good for your insides it actually slows down the aging process which explains why Mr Hobbs always kept his youthful playfulness.
Traditionally it has been used to treat headaches, think of it as a precautionary element for any occasional overindulgence.
With it’s lovely sweet, floral scent, the orris root demands at least five years of preparation before going into our gin. Not only is it used in Mr Hobbs drinks, it was later favoured by French couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in the perfumer’s famous No.5- Harry always was a bit of a trend setter clearly.
Probably best known for flavouring gin, Juniper is actually responsible for the drinks name. A bit of dinner party trivia: Gin is a shortening of the Dutch word for juniper, genever.
c.Lemon Peel d.Lime Leaf Oil e.Orris Root f.Juniper

How to drink

Mr Hobbs suggests you serve his Henley gin by pouring over a full glass of ice, adding good quality tonic water and a curl of orange peel and serving with a mischievous smile!

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How to drink

Mr Hobbs suggests you serve his Henley gin by pouring over a full glass of ice, adding good quality tonic water and a curl of orange peel and serving with a mischievous smile!

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To find the nearest Mr. Hobbs Gin to you, have a look at our latest stockists list.

To find the nearest Mr. Hobbs Gin to you, have a look at our latest stockists list.