Visitor Guide: The Ageas Bowl Gin & Prosecco Festival

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's inaugural Gin & Prosecco Festival

The Ageas Bowl Gin & Prosecco Festival

Saturday 24th August, 12pm - 10pm 


Tickets

Tickets can be purchased by following the link below or on the day at the West Gate ground entrance which will be open from 12pm when the event begins.

Advance Tickets cost just £12, whilst On The Day Tickets cost £15

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Drinks Tokens

Purchasing drinks at each Gin and Prosecco stall and bar will operate on a token basis. Tokens are priced at £6, and are purchasable at the designated token stand located within the Arlott Atrium, and can be exchanged for a Gin & Tonic, Cocktail or a Glass of Prosecco.


Complimentary Prosecco & Gin Bible

All tickets include one complimentary glass of Prosecco upon arrival as well as a Gin & Cocktail Bible full of details of the visiting gin distillieries, 'perfect serve' suggestions and cocktail recipes. Please collect your complimentary Prosecco and Bible upon entering the Arlott Atrium.


Guest Gin Distilleries

The below listed gin distilleries will each be hosting a stall located in and around the Arlott Atrium from where you will be able to sample drinks, learn about the gin from the makers themselves and purchase a bottle to take home. A number of the below distilleries will also be hosting a cocktail-making masterclass throughout the event, with the first of these scheduled to begin at 1pm


Prosecco Brands

The below Prosecco brands will be available for tasting and sampling in exchange for a £6 token.


Live Music

The below artists and musicians are scheduled to play throughout the event within the Arlott Atrium. Please note this timetable is subject to change. 


Getting Here & Parking

In an attempt to preserve the environment please consider walking or cycling to the The Ageas Bowl. If you cannot do so please use one of the following options:

By Car:

Event parking is free of charge

The car park will be open from 11:30am on Saturday 24th August.

Please follow direction from the traffic operatives on the approach to the The Ageas Bowl.

By Train and Bus:

First Bus no. 8 service connects the The Ageas Bowl with Hedge End train station, Southampton Civic Centre and Southampton City Centre. The bus stop is located on Marshall Drive. For timetable information please visit call 0871 2002 233 or visit their website.

By Bicycle

A bicycle park is available at the east gate. Please ask the traffic operatives for direction.

Drop Off/Pick Up

A drop off/pick up facility will be available. Please follow direction from the traffic operatives on arrival. All pickups will be from near the West Gate. 


Opening & Closing Times

Gates will open at 12pm for the event.

Last entry will be at 8pm, with the event finishing at 10pm.


Food and Drink

There will be plenty of food options available at the event including a BBQ with burgers, hotdogs, vegetarian burgers, jacket potatoes and pulled pork baps. Gin & Prosecco themed cakes will also be on offer along with the award-winning Jude's Ice Cream.

 



The Atrium Bar, located within the Arlott Atrium, will be open as normal and serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks without the need for tokens.

Alternative options include the The Ageas Bowl's own on-site resturant BEEFY'S by Sir Ian Botham, located just opposite the Arlott Atrium and Rod Bransgrove Pavilion in the Hilton Southampton – The Ageas Bowl hotel, which serves the best of British cuisine with a focus on grill items from opening at 6pm. To find out more or to book a table simply click here.

Or for something slightly more casual visitors can choose the Lakeview Bar & Terrace, also located within the Hilton Southampton – The Ageas Bowl, with it's range of bar snacks, light bites and more substantial dishes perfect at any time of day. To view the menu or to book a table please click here.


Additional Information

Please note this event is strictly for over 18s only and a 'Challenge 25' policy will be in operation so please bring your ID.


For any ticketing, parking or Gin & Prosecco Festival queries, please do not hesitate to contact the The Ageas Bowl Ticketing Office.

Phone: 02380 472002 (Opt. 2) - Available Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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