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23rd November 2021

AHOY! Come On Board and Discover the London Craft Cruises for Christmas

The team behind the successful London Craft Beer Cruises have you covered for Christmas with their gift vouchers and the launch of even more Cruise experiences: the London Craft Gin Cruise and the London Craft Cider Cruise!

In the past 4 years, James Kellow – Beer Sommelier and Founder of the Craft Beer Cruise – and Sarah Hyde – Beer Sommelier & Operations Manager – have welcomed onboard thousands of happy cruisers and plan to convert even more in 2022 with their new Gin and Cider experiences.

From mid-May 2022, throughout the Summer season, until mid-October 2022, they’re planning a full schedule of events. A fantastic food menu will also be available across all the cruises, with the menu tailored around the drinks they are serving.

Sarah Hyde, Beer Sommelier & Operations Manager said – “As a Beer Sommelier, pairing the right food with the right drink is really important to me. We’re sourcing some of the best small plate produce we can from suppliers in neighbouring Borough Market and we’ll continue to provide a world-class cheese selection from Neals Yard Dairy.”

In their two new cruise offers, they’ve teamed up with some prestigious friends to make sure they’ll offer their guests an unforgettable experience.

James Kellow to add – “We’ve got Gabe Cook the Ciderologist and Sam Nightingale of Nightingale’s Cider to partner with us for the London Craft Cider Cruise and Simon Sharp of the Nautilus Smugglers Club for the London Craft Gin Cruise. They are all experts in their fields so I know we’re going to bring something really unique to London and our guests.”

The London Craft Gin Cruise: A Nautilus Voyage.

The cruise will run on select dates throughout 2022 and will feature around four different distilleries on each voyage.

Guests will discover historic gin styles such as Old Tom and London Dry, as well as newer versions of the classic spirit, which mix a wide range of fruits and botanicals to create interesting and unique flavour combinations.

Gin expert Simon Sharp runs a popular gin subscription service, the Nautilus Smuggler’s Club and tutored tasting events, where he tells the tale of gin, introducing different styles and their histories to his audience.

Simon said “London is at the epicentre of the history of gin. I can’t wait to share my tales of the origins of gin styles, whilst we sail past the places that are central to their story. We’ll also have some great modern gins onboard, from very small-batch producers. I can’t think of a better way to explore your love for gin, than on a cruise down the Thames!”

The London Craft Cider Cruise

 As the market for Craft Cider continues to grow, the team is joined by two of the UK’s foremost cider experts on board to help craft an unforgettable experience for London’s cider lovers.

Gabe Cook aka The Ciderologist – An award-winning, global cider expert changing the way people think and drink cider. Gabe has worked in the global cider industry for 15 years and has written two books, including the newly released Modern British Cider. Gabe is also the resident cider expert on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch!

Sam Nightingale of Nightingale Cider Company – Sam has been producing handcrafted and award-winning Kentish ciders and perries on his family-run farm since 2013. The Nightingale family have been growing fruit on this site since 1948. True to their heritage, Nightingale Cider is fruit-driven and made using slow wild fermentation and minimum intervention.

Vouchers for the 2022 season are available now, and they’re the perfect gift for Christmas!

2022 is set to be a success for the London Craft Cruises, and vouchers are available now to save your spot onboard!

Each voucher includes admission to the cruise of your choice and either your first 5 x pours of craft beer/craft cider or 4 x drinks on the gin cruise.

The London Craft Cruises set sail from Lambeth Pier opposite the Houses of Parliament and takes a leisurely 2.5-hour cruise up & down the River Thames, past some of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Voucher cost £44 p/person (ex. booking fees)

Gift vouchers are available here:

You can check out the full calendar of dates for the London Craft Beer, Cider & Gin Cruises here:

About London Craft Cruises and James Kellow:

Started as a part-time activity in 2017 while James Kellow still worked at a brewery in East London (CRATE), the London Craft Beer Cruises have now run for 5 summers and welcomed thousands of happy craft cruisers.

After Covid 19 put a stop to James plans to go large, they’re back on course for a fantastic programme in 2022!


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Press release from London Craft Beer Cruises