If your idea of the perfect afternoon is sitting in a pub garden sipping on a refreshing gin and tonic or a chilled glass of wine, pop to The White Horse for their first ever Gin & Rosé Garden Party.

Pride of place on Saturday, July 15, at the Harpenden pub will be the Hendrick's Rose Garden, for which the terrace will be adorned with rose arches, Chesterfield sofas and a big outside bar decked in roses.

There will be live music all afternoon, a tapas menu and while you're there you can chat to the experts from Hendrick's to discover how they blend two different spirits from rare and unusual stills, the Bennet and Carter-head, and combine them with a range of botanicals to create an extraordinarily smooth gin.

"There's nothing like sitting back in the sunshine and enjoying the lovely surroundings of a glorious pub garden, drink in hand, while you listen to some great live music, and happily we've got all of that and more lined up in our Gin & Rosé Garden Party," says pub manager Jon Waterhouse.

"Our spacious terrace will be filled with blooms from the Hendrick's Rose Garden and there'll plenty of comfy spots to sit back and sip on a glass of rosé or a G&T perfectly poured by our friendly team.  Come for the afternoon and make an evening of it too by booking for dinner.  There'll be a superb tapas menu with lots of scrumptious plates for sharing.  It's what summer's all about.”

No need to book.  Tickets for the tapas dinner party from 7pm cost £45 and can be booked by going to thewhitehorseharpenden.co.uk/events.

The White Horse, Redbourn Lane, Hatching Green, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JP. Details: 01582 469290,