Watercress Line

The public name our Gin Train

Tonic the Tank EnGINe? The Gin Reaper? Ginny McGin Face?

We gave the opportunity to our Facebook and Twitter followers to create the name for the headboard of the Gin Train. Over 1,200 people voted, with ‘Juniper Express’ topping the public vote with over 300 nominations. Close contenders included ‘Tonic the Tank EnGINe’, ‘The Botanical’, ‘Mother’s Ruin’, ‘Ginny McGin Face’ and ‘The Gin Reaper’. 

We thought it would be a fun idea to get the local public to decide the name of our new gin train and were completely taken back with the amount of people that were interested in giving the locomotive a name! The public clearly know their gin and went for the more elegant, fitting title of Juniper Express.

Gin lovers on board the Juniper Express will be able to enjoy cocktails created with Winchester Distillery’s famous Twisted Nose Gin, appropriately made with locally grown watercress. The excitement doesn’t stop there, as guests can also enjoy an array of tantalising authentic Spanish tapas followed by a mouth-watering main course from Hampshire's legendary Pulpo Negro, all experienced onboard a nostalgic steam train.