The Mermaid Garden Summer 2024

The Mermaid Garden Opens in Cowes, Isle of Wight for Summer 2024

The Isle of Wight Distillery, producers of Mermaid Gin, Mermaid Salt Vodka and Mermaid Spiced Rum are delighted to announce their summer collaboration with The Garden Cowes to provide a new waterside venue for 2024 – The Mermaid Garden.

Opening in May, The Mermaid Garden has unrivalled views across the Solent and is ideally located in front of the Island Sailing Club, within the heart of the nautical sailing town of Cowes. Visitors will be able to enjoy live music, great food, Mermaid cocktails and Mermaid Gin & Tonics at the Isle of Wight’s most exciting new summer venue.

In addition, partnering with The Mermaid Garden, EML Charters Solent are offering an exclusive experience with journeys across the Solent via luxury boat charters and transfers, offering a stylish arrival into Cowes.

Xavier Baker, Co-Founder of the Isle of Wight Distillery says about The Mermaid Garden: “We are really excited to partner with The Garden Cowes for the first time, to provide an unrivalled waterside venue for Islanders and visitors to Cowes from across the Solent. We will be serving our award-winning Mermaid collection mixed in delicious cocktails and refreshing G&T’s and look forward to seeing friends old and new.”

Jack Anslem and Miriam Simpson of The Garden Cowes, say: “The Isle of Wight Distillery is the perfect partner for our waterfront Summer Garden and we can’t wait to serve their delicious Island spirits to customers coming for drinks or a meal at The Mermaid Garden this summer.”

The Mermaid Garden opens officially with an exclusive launch party on 1st May and will be welcoming customers from 2nd May. The Mermaid Garden is located at 70 High St, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7RE. Reservations: 01983 242400 and

About The Isle of Wight Distillery

Rooted in the natural landscape, The Isle of Wight Distillery is the island’s first and only distillery. The founders Xavier and Conrad and the small team distill spirits shaped by the stunning surroundings and the unique character of the island. Doing things differently, the Isle of Wight Distillery minimises waste, using ethically sourced and mainly local ingredients to craft a range of smooth, complex Mermaid spirits. The Mermaid range includes Mermaid Gin, Mermaid Pink Gin, Mermaid Zest Gin, Mermaid Spiced Rum and Mermaid Salt Vodka.

The Isle of Wight Distillery was awarded B Corp Status in November 2022. One of the key efforts recognised as part of their B Corp accreditation is the dedication of the distillery to reduce its impact on the environment by minimising waste and preserving resources. The Isle of Wight Distillery has engaged in a number of local and global initiatives that reinforce its commitment to sustainability including seagrass restoration working with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and tackling plastic pollution and protecting the UK’s coastline in partnership with Surfers Against Sewage.

Mermaid Gin RRP from £41 for 70cl. ABV 42% Available from: John LewisMaster of MaltThe Whisky ExchangeHarvey Nichols, FenwickTesco, M&S, Waitrose, Amazon and Isle of Wight Distillery 

Mermaid Pink Gin RRP from £41 for 70cl. ABV: 38%. Available from John LewisMaster of MaltThe Whisky ExchangeHarvey NicholsFenwickTesco, M&S, Waitrose, Amazon and Isle of Wight Distillery

Mermaid Zest Gin RRP from £41 for 70cl. ABV 40%. Available from John Lewis, Waitrose, Master of MaltThe Whisky Exchange and Isle of Wight Distillery 

Mermaid Salt Vodka RRPfrom £41 for 70cl. ABV: 40%. Available from John LewisHarvey NicholsAmazonMaster of MaltThe Whisky Exchange and Isle of Wight Distillery

Mermaid Spiced Rum RRP from £41 for 70cl. ABV 40%. Available from John LewisMaster of Malt and Isle of Wight Distillery

About Mermaid Gin 

Mermaid Gin is a small batch, beach to bottle London Dry Gin with a hint of sea air. Hand-crafted on the Isle of Wight, Mermaid Gin uses ten locally foraged and sustainably sourced botanicals which are multi-distilled to deliver a smooth, clean and fresh finish. Mermaid Gin botanicals include organic lemon zest, underpinned by peppery spicy notes of grains of paradise, with a hint of the sea from the locally foraged, fragrant rock samphire. 

About The Garden Cowes

Since opening in 2023, The Garden Cowes has become a staple for locals and visitors alike. Open all day, 7 days a week and boasting a beautiful walled garden for dining all year round. The Garden Cowes also has an events team operating pop ups and events around the Isle of Wight and has partnered with many exclusive venues for private hire and bespoke catering. 

Further information – Mermaid Gin | @mermaidgin | The Garden Cowes | @thegardencowes | Isle of Wight Distillery | @isleofwightdistillery