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‘King of the cocktails’ at Ladies Day

Celebrity bartender and mixologist Merlin Griffiths, known as the “King of Cocktails” will be one of the special guests at Ladies’ Day at Beverley Racecourse this Wednesday (August 14).

Merlin Griffiths

Always one of the social highlights of the year, Merlin will be creating cocktails specially designed for a fabulous summer day out at the races.

Well known to viewers of Channel 4’s “First Dates”, Merlin, who owns his own bar and restaurant in Kilburn, told Beverley FM: “I’m hugely excited to be shaking things up at Beverley Racecourse. We’ve got a couple of great cocktails and a non-alcoholic drink so there should be something for everyone to enjoy.”

Sophisticated vintage group The Candy Girls will transport racegoers back in time with wartime harmonies by stars of the 1940s, including Glen Miller, The Andrew Sisters and Vera Lynn. The six-piece variety act will entertain the crowds at various points around the racecourse.

And acoustic duo Maple North – Tom Gorringe and Lily Hope – will be performing popular numbers in the Pavilion marquee. The local singer-songwriters’ repertoire includes a foot-tapping mix of soul, Motown and swing. 

Winner of the coveted Most Stylish Lady title will enjoy a weekend for two to the Christmas Markets of Cologne. The prize will include a private flight experience from Humberside Airport and two nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.

The winner of the Most Stylish Gent will claim a stylish watch donated by Beverley jeweller Guest & Philips, worth more than £500.