Cars & Gin!

... a combination not necessarily recommended. Obvs.

BMW Lloyd South Lakes, Lindale, Grange, Cumbria: Wellies & WineLast night I went along to the exclusive preview evening of the new BMW X3 at Lloyd South Lakes in Lindale.   I’m quite partial to a shiny, new car but I’d definitely have to dig deep to afford one of these beauties.

BMW Lloyd South Lakes, Lindale, Grange, Cumbria: Wellies & WineChunkier than its predecessor, the BMW X3 has had a complete redesign and looks, well very pleasing on the eye.

BMW Lloyd South Lakes, Lindale, Grange, Cumbria: Wellies & Wine

BMW Lloyd South Lakes, Lindale, Grange, Cumbria: Wellies & WineThe showroom was buzzing with folk eager to be the first to take a look at this aspirational brand’s next generation of 4 x 4 and the nice people at Lloyds didn’t fail to disappoint in hosting a rather fabby event.

BMW Lloyd South Lakes, Lindale, Grange, Cumbria: Wellies & WineTo make these pricier automobile investments more palatable, Lloyds had put on rather a marvellous spread in the form of fine food provided by outside event caterers, The Farm Shop Baycliffe.  Unfortunately I’d already eaten but the home-made pies looked rather good and judging by the queue at the table, tasty too.  Car perusal is obviously hungry work…

BMW Lloyd South Lakes, Lindale, Grange, Cumbria: Wellies & WineOver in the far corner of the showroom and the complete antithesis to all that shiny new metal, stood a beautifully upcyled vintage horse box, now a shabby-chic gin bar. I hot-footed it over to The Gin Meister and met with owners, Andrew and Terri Eccles who introduced me to ‘Molly The Gin Wagon’.

BMW Lloyd South Lakes, Lindale, Grange, Cumbria: Wellies & WineHaving resuced her from a farm in Cheshire, this humdrum horsebox was now transformed into a mobile gin emporium doing the rounds at events such as this throughout Cumbria and the North West.  With an amazing array of gins on offer (all courtesy of BMW) I indulged in a spicy Scottish variety called Darnley’s, perfectly served with Fever Tree’s Ginger Ale.

http://www.theginmeister.co.uk/The folk at Lloyds certainly know how to woo their car loving clients.  The food and drink was top notch and more than complemented their shiny new X3s on display.  Mine’s definitely the xDrive M Sport… in Welly RED of course.  Maybe next year… 😉

Did you know that BMW South Lakes have a Wellies & Wine Featured Business Page?  Check it out here.

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