FURIOUS gin fans who purchased tickets for a cancelled city gin festival have been giving their reaction to the news that there will be no refunds.

The two-day festival, organised by Yorkshire firm GinFestival.com, was set to take place next week at Pitchcroft.

The event was promoted as offering something for every palate, with the site separated into different zones featuring bars, a brand room, and a creative cocktail bar.

But, on Friday, administrators from Begbies Traynor announced that the firm is in administration.

As a result events across the country, including Worcester’s festival, is cancelled with no refunds being offered for tickets - which start from £12 - already bought.

Ashley Caffull told us: “I purchased eight tickets through my company as a work outing - totally shocked and gutted.”

Sarah McLaughlin called it “disgraceful behaviour”, while Martin Coombs, who bought two tickets, said he was: “absolutely disgusted.”

Kat Allso said: “Myself and five friends brought tickets to this festival. We are gutted that it has been cancelled - one girl is even travelling down from Edinburgh for the weekend.”

And John Pruszynski said: “I’m appalled at this. They must of known when I booked two tickets. They should be ashamed.”

On Facebook, Lucie Pearson wrote: “Well that’s £26 down the drain,” and Michelle Belle posted that she had lost £13.50, while Julie Brown said she had lost £50.

However, some readers voiced their relief at not having bought tickets in advance, saying they had had a lucky escape.

Zoe Ann said: “Wow - we were lucky not to have booked it” while Alice Sowden-Baylis said: “Good job we didn’t get tickets.”

And Lynn Sivill added: “Narrow escape - my ticket purchase was blocked at the point of paying.”

The advice from the administrators to those who bought a ticket is to check with their credit or debit card provider to see if they are covered for the loss, under the Chargeback system.