A HIMLEY pub is searching for a gin expert to become its first ever ‘Gin-ius’ who will design a new gin cocktail to be added to the pub’s menu later this year.

The Himley House Chef & Brewer pub on Wolverhampton Road is searching for aspiring drink experts to come up with a new gin creation, with the winner bagging themselves a year’s supply of gin, a £500 cash prize and the title of the pub’s first official ‘Gin-ius’.

The chosen candidate will have to know their Gordon’s from their Hendricks to be in with a chance of winning the dream role, as well as demonstrating a passion for the nation’s favourite spirit.

Andy Matthews, general manager at the Himley House, said: “Gin is undergoing a huge revival and many of us would agree that a G&T is our tipple of choice.

"But while we might think we’re a gin expert, how many of us can actually claim to be a fully-fledged ‘Gin-ius?

“We’re putting this to the test by challenging our guests to share what makes them the ultimate ‘Gin-ius’.

"Whether you prefer a slice of lime, a dash of cordial or a splash of fruit liqueur, tell us why you think you deserve to be our resident gin advisor and you could bag yourself the ultimate gin-lover’s prize - as well as the title of Chef & Brewer’s first official ‘Gin-ius’.

“We can’t wait to put Himley’s gin-eral knowledge to the test.”

To be in with a chance of winning the accolade, Himley locals need to visit the Chef & Brewer website at chefandbrewer.com/gin-ius/competition/ explaining why they think they could be the pub’s first ‘Gin-ius’ before Monday August 7.

The winner will need to be available week commencing Monday August 28 to create the premium gin cocktail.

The search for Himley House’s first ever ‘Gin-ius’ is taking place to launch Chef & Brewer’s Summer Festival.

The Himley House is launching its ‘Glorious Gins’ range, offering guests a variety of gins to enjoy this summer including Bombay, Hendricks and Warner Edwards Rhubarb gin.