Morpeth gin company toasts latest collaboration

A Morpeth spirits company is toasting the onset of summer with a collaboration with a Newcastle cafe.

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 12:00 pm
Updated Friday, 28th June 2019, 6:52 pm
The Factory Kitchen terrace, at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle.

Hepple Spirits has teamed up with The Factory Kitchen – an independent cafe housed in The Biscuit Factory art, craft and design gallery.

And the pair will be presenting a gin bar every Sunday.

Sloe Sundays, which will run until the end of August, will see the café serving specially created gin cocktails from Hepple Spirits at a bar on its urban rooftop terrace.

The Long Sloe Summer cocktail.

Cocktails will include the Long Sloe Summer – a fresh and light cocktail combining gin with sherry and tonic water, inspired by the flavour of the Hepple Sloe and Hawthorn Gin.

Nick Strangeway, Hepple co-founder and spirit developer, said: “The full fruit flavours of Hepple Sloe and Hawthorn Gin are the perfect complement to the sophisticated range of mixers that make light and elegant drinks in the summer.”

The pop up bar will be complemented by a soul playlist.

And there will be botanical themed specials available to try on the café’s all-day brunch menu.

Sloe Sundays form part of The Biscuit Factory’s new summer-long programme of art, workshops and food and drink events.

They are inspired by this season’s headline artist Simon M Smith, who paints decorative floral patterns using bold shapes and the colours of nature.

For more information about Sloe Sundays, which take place on Sundays from 10am until 5pm, visit