First Bus York is offering a new group ticket and free cans of York Gin & Tonic to welcome people back into the city centre.
The First Taste of Freedom ticket costs just £5 for up to five people to travel together on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday (and Bank Holidays) using the First Bus app. A single ticket normally costs £2.
As an extra bonus, two of York Gin’s newly-launched range of canned G&Ts can be enjoyed with every First Taste of Freedom ticket. The campaign starts on Friday 21 May.
The cans are available at either Middletons Hotel on Skeldergate or Judge's Lodging on Lendal. Customers just need to show their activated ticket at the bar to claim their cans.
Customers can choose between the classic G&T which uses gold award-winning York Gin London Dry and a bespoke premium light tonic, and the 'Berry Fizz’ which also has natural fruit flavours added, to give it a refreshing summery taste.
Says Marc Bichtemann, Managing Director of First York: “We’ve teamed up with York Gin to help local people celebrate as life begins to look more normal in the coming weeks.
‘It’s part of our partnerships with York’s businesses to support them and the city’s recovery from the pandemic. And what better way than staying local and spending local in leisure and hospitality? Our message to everyone who’s going to enjoy their day out or an evening with friends with a York Gin G&T on us is simple: please leave your car at home.’
Middletons on Skeldergate has an idyllic gin garden kitted out with a York Gin bar and parasols. Described as a ‘hidden gem’ in the city, it’s perfect for a quiet and intimate drink with a loved one or friends. The Judge’s Lodging has York Gin’s beautifully converted horse box in its buzzing beer garden on Lendal. It’s ideal if you love a lively atmosphere.
The 250ml cans of both classic G&T and ‘Berry Fizz’ G&T are 6.5%ABV. The promotion offers two free cans for every ‘First Taste of Freedom’ ticket bought for £5, using the First Bus York app.