Open on select and limited evenings, The Gin Stables offers guests a unique and boutique Gin Experience.
Born out of uncertainty and 'outside of the box thinking' while waiting for the motel settlement after lockdown ,
The Gin Stables" has come to fruition. Knowing that The Stables was part of the property and not knowing what the future held post Lockdown, I spent a fair proportion of Lockdown thinking of ways to attract guests to stay with me at the Motels. Boutique gins distilleries are popping up everywhere throughout the country and Central Otago can boast some of the best.
And I am partial to a wee gin and tonic. And I am all about having fun...
And so the Gin Stables idea was born.
A key part of the journey was a trip to Christchurch with my next door neighbour Gila, which led us to a couple of great nights at the GinGin Bar which was located in Victoria Street and is now in New Regent Street.
Late the second night we were chatting to the Bar Manager and the next thing I knew they were on board and became my consultants. And by that stage I had told too many people so I couldn’t back out of it….. A lot of market research was done in the stables over the next few months - more fun - and late October the Gin Stables opened.
It’s hard to explain the atmosphere and aura of the Stables. It is so unexpected when you walk in you just go “Wow”. It is very intimate, unique and boutique and a great space to share with friends to sample some of Central Otago's best gins paired with local produce. It is all about the story so we are working alongside boutique distilleries
so you get to really know not only the gin, but the people and the story behind it.
Superior Two Bedroom
Standard One Bedroom
The cocktails have been designed by GinGin, the names are all relevant to Clyde and the Motel.
The mint is from plants that have been kept and grown from Mt John Station, Lake Tekapo where I was born and bred (many years agos), and the ice made from water from a pure secret local source (when available).
Botanncials for garnishes are foraged locally and syrups for the cocktails are handmade from the foraging.
The platters are all made with food from local producers.
The Gin Stables are only open for limited and select dates.
You can choose from the following:
a PRE-DINNER Gin Tasting
( 4.30pm - 6.00pm )
Taste the distillery of the night range and treat yourself to a cocktail.
(Further drinks at own cost)
A POST-DINNER cocktail Gin Experience
( 7.00pm - 11.00pm )
3 cocktails made with the distillery of the night.
Further drinks at own cost
Numbers are limited (max 25) so bookings are essential (sorry no walk-ins)
and preference is also given to guests that are staying with us.
So come and have a gin experience where all the fun beGins………. We will look forward to having you!