Chew Valley gin tasting

What you'll do

Gin's a pretty big deal nowadays. The craze for this juniper berry-based drink only seems to be growing. This is why you seriously need to get yourself over to Chew Valley Distillery - sharpish!

Tucked away in Chew Magna, this distillery is offering a tasting of their award-winning gins, surrounded by the marvellous copper stills used to produce them.

But there's more to this tasting than that. Learn from a professional gin slinger how this mighty spirit is made and how it soared to popularity today. All while sipping on a perfectly served Chew Valley g&t, as your host Jan talks you through the distillery's current range, which you'll taste as you go along.

Take a look at the fine botanicals they use and how they enhance the final product, as well as examining the distillery's process in detail. If you've ever had any burning questions about gin, now's your chance to get them answered!

These tastings are perfect for couples who want to try something a bit different for date night, families of gin enthusiasts, and larger groups getting together for the first time in a while (this distillery thinks the perfect number is a maximum of 12 guests per session).

While you're out here, why not make an evening of it and see what else this quaint village has to offer? If you need a bite to eat, there's a great seafood restaurant over the road (The Lazy Lobster), three pubs to choose from, and even fish and chips down by the lake. What an evening of treats!

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What you'll do

Gin's a pretty big deal nowadays. The craze for this juniper berry-based drink only seems to be growing. This is why you seriously need to get yourself over to Chew Valley Distillery - sharpish!

Tucked away in Chew Magna, this distillery is offering a tasting of their award-winning gins, surrounded by the marvellous copper stills used to produce them.

But there's more to this tasting than that. Learn from a professional gin slinger how this mighty spirit is made and how it soared to popularity today. All while sipping on a perfectly served Chew Valley g&t, as your host Jan talks you through the distillery's current range, which you'll taste as you go along.

Take a look at the fine botanicals they use and how they enhance the final product, as well as examining the distillery's process in detail. If you've ever had any burning questions about gin, now's your chance to get them answered!

These tastings are perfect for couples who want to try something a bit different for date night, families of gin enthusiasts, and larger groups getting together for the first time in a while (this distillery thinks the perfect number is a maximum of 12 guests per session).

While you're out here, why not make an evening of it and see what else this quaint village has to offer? If you need a bite to eat, there's a great seafood restaurant over the road (The Lazy Lobster), three pubs to choose from, and even fish and chips down by the lake. What an evening of treats!

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Yuup extras

  • If you decide you need a bottle at home, a 10% discount is offered on everything in the bottle shop

Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Hand sanitiser is available (a byproduct of gin distillation!). Your host will be wearing a mask throughout the experience

  • Your host will space people out as best they can, but the distillery is tiny. They ask that you wear a mask as you arrive and be mindful of others as you seat yourselves and move around.

On the day

  • Your host strongly recommends booking a taxi for your return journey from the distillery. They recommend V Cars and Uber. If someone's driving and still wants to taste the gins, they can provide a spittoon.

  • Parking is available on the road outside the distillery or behind the Pelican pub.

  • Please arrive for your session promptly or let your host know if you're running late. They can try holding off a little while.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.

About Chew Valley Distillery

Chew Valley Distillery is a tiny microdistillery and bar based in Chew Magna. They distil a range of award-winning gins - using traditional copper pot stills and vapour infusion techniques to extract the maximum flavour from their lovely botanicals. In addition to a classic London Dry gin, they produce a Navy Strength one, a selection of ‘flavoured’ gins, and limited runs of unique Distiller’s Editions, inspired by seasonal flavours.

The best place to enjoy their gins is at their intimate bar, right next to the stills used to make them. Whether you love a G&T, fancy trying one of their expertly-made cocktails, or would just prefer to crack open a local beer, Chew Valley Distillery has something for everyone. If you’re just passing through, you can always grab a bottle to take home. Don't miss out on their tasting sessions to help you narrow down the choice!

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Your host

Jan Forster

Professional Gin Slinger / Beverage Manager Jan has been making cocktails since the questionable age of 10. More recently, he has honed his bar skills over the past seven years. He's refined his knowledge so much he's able to reliably bore his partner senseless whenever they go out for a drink. You can ask him anything about alcohol - by the time he's finished answering your question, you will likely have learned three things you didn't know you needed to. But what cracking knowledge it will be!

During your time at the distillery, Jan will give you a detailed overview of how spirits are made, offer advice on how best to use them, help you taste them, or simply just serve you a great drink and chat for a bit.

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What people are saying

We had the place to ourselves and our host had the most amazing knowledge of the origins of gin and the distillery. There was no rush and we were there way beyond our allocated time. A great way to celebrate a friend’s birthday!

Natalie Jones , Oct 2021

Really great evening with Jan, felt very personable with small groups and going through all the gin that are distilled on site, discussing each of the tastes, ingredients used and the process

Jonathan Dakic, Oct 2021

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Chew Valley Distillery.

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What people are saying

We had the place to ourselves and our host had the most amazing knowledge of the origins of gin and the distillery. There was no rush and we were there way beyond our allocated time. A great way to celebrate a friend’s birthday!

Natalie Jones , Oct 2021

Really great evening with Jan, felt very personable with small groups and going through all the gin that are distilled on site, discussing each of the tastes, ingredients used and the process

Jonathan Dakic, Oct 2021
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Price
£30 / Adult
Duration
1 hr 10 mins
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.