The Shropshire Distillery
The Shropshire Distillery
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Our Distillers for the Day will take charge of a mini copper still, and delve into the world of botanicals. Design and distill your very own gin to bottle, label, toast, taste and take home all whilst enjoying signature serves of our award-winning Shropshire Gins. Through our tours you can enjoy a journey through Gin’s colourful history, and see our handcrafted gin distillation process behind- the-scenes, from botanical to bottle. Be treated to signature serves of our award-winning Shropshire Gins throughout the experiences.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Karen G
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Gin Distillery Ever
    Fantastic experience from beginning to end. This is the best distillery tour and gin making activity we have ever experienced and we have been to quite a few. It is a small family run distillery in the heart of the Shropshire countryside. Emma and Gareth are so welcoming and knowledgeable. The distillery is a comfortable space and the difference gins are unbelievable. You are given different gin and tonics to taste and these are full gins not samples as we have experienced at other distilleries. I would highly recommend a tour followed by a gin making experience. (On different days of course) If you like gin you will not be disappointed
    Thank you Karen so much for your lovely and kind review - it really does mean the world to us!
    Written 27 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 March 2023
  • Glenn A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a treat!
    Can’t think of many better ways to spend a Saturday afternoon. Our hosts taught us all we needed to know about how to make a craft gin, whilst serving a number of superb gins from their own stock. The experience is relaxed, good fun with just enough technical knowledge and experience to make you feel like a distiller. Making and naming your own gin which is added to the library for future re-ordering is a very clever idea. Go on, treat yourself and take someone with you.
    Thank you for your lovely and kind review! It really does mean the world to us!
    Written 27 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 25 May 2023
  • Paul J
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Load of fun and informative
    Set in amazing location, Emma set the scene, and with a fun atmosphere allowed us to test our flavouring skills. Both my parents and my wife had a great time, recommend booking a taxi or asking a friend to transport you. Our designated driver still had fun. Would recommend to everyone, hope we still think our gin tastes as good as when we tried on the day, (having had a few tasters during the process)
    Thank you Paul, we are so pleased you all enjoyed your time with us!! It really does mean the world to us.
    Written 14 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 June 2023
  • MazJuna
    Hednesford, United Kingdom69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Good Afternoon Out
    What an afternoon. Emma & Glynn were really welcoming and their knowledge is excellent. When arrived we received a welcome drink. We chose our work station. The still was called Sandra. In front of us was a clipboard with our blank recipe sheet and blank bottle labels and other items that are needed to brew the gin which Emma explained. When everyone arrived Glynn introduced himself and his wife Emma and explained how the afternoon would go. Emma explained the botanicals and showed us what is used to make their signature gin. We chose our botanicals and Emma & Glynn we’re on hand to answer everyone’s questions and to offer advice about our choices. Then we were ready to brew. Again this was explained in the various stages we were going through. We bottled our gin after it was at 40% and we were able to sample it too. TBH I was pleasantly surprised how nice it tasted. Emma explained that it will taste different after a week as the botanicals settle down and the flavours blend so I’m looking forward to that. Throughout the afternoon we were given a selection of the gins they produce on site and nibbles. There is a chance to buy the drinks they produce but you’re not encouraged to do so. We left the experience with our own bottle of gin plus a purchase or 2. It was a really good experience. I cannot put into words how much we enjoyed it. The only downside was that I was the designated driver. I can’t recommend this enough.
    Thank you so much for your lovely kind review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us! It really does mean the world to us! Thank you thank you !!!!
    Written 21 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Carolyn W
    St. Albans, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best experience ever
    If you like Gin, you will love this. It is such good fun. Not only do you get to taste various gins, but you get to create a bottle of your own, too! Emma and Gareth are wonderful hosts and so knowledgeable. They show you how the distilling process works and then they take you through the process of choosing the components that go into the gin to create the flavour. Each couple has their own distilling unit to use. What you put into the gin is up to you but they do guide you on combinations. There is a vast selection to choose from including rose petals, dried lime slices, coriander and lemon grass. In between the various stages that are needed for distilling, you are given a different gin to taste and they are delicious. Give it a go...you will not be disappointed :)
    We are so pleased you enjoyed your Gin school Experience with us and thank you so much for taking the time to review for us - it really does mean the world to us! Thank you!!!!
    Written 30 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 22 August 2023
  • J K
    Perth, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Let the experience beGin... Shropshire Distillery gin
    Xmas present of vouchers for a gin tasting event at Shropshire Distillery, this did not disappoint. If you haven't tasted a Shropshire Distillery gin you are seriously missing out. Event attended was 14/10/24. Welcome cocktail, followed by 4 generous tastings. Remember to organise your designated driver! My driver, sensible chap, didn't partake and was compensated with a wee taster pack to try at home. Very polished presentation, the whole thing was friendly knowledgeable and most importantly, engaging from the named pot stills to the unique labelling and the serving suggestions. Love the ethos behind this Shropshire company, they're just about to move to other premises in Ellesmere and want to offer a refill service as well as a tap bar experience! We left with a couple of bottles of our favourites and some candles too and will continue to support our local gin company! Would highly recommend!
    Thank you so Much for your lovely kind review - it really does mean the world to us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope your driver enjoyed their tasters! Look forward to see you again soon
    Written 18 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Debra Watson
    Oswestry, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience
    My friend and I had a great cocktail making session at the Shropshire Distillery where the owners made it informative and fun. The cocktails we made tasted great and the small number in the group meant that everyone got plenty of help and support. We will definitely be going back.
    Thank you so much for your lovely kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
    Written 12 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 November 2023
  • Kate C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended!
    From the second we arrived, we were immediately made to feel at home with Emma & Gareths very warm and friendly welcome - the delicious welcome drink helped too! A very relaxed atmosphere all round. The beautifully designed and presented premises enriched our experience. With Emma's tour talk, it was clear she has excellent subject knowledge and her delivery simply oozed with the passion she has about her business and the products The Shropshire Distillery produces. We were VERY pleasantly surprised that each of the other four 'tasters' were realistic amounts that allowed visitors to experience a proper representation of what their range tastes like with different mixers and garnishes - 10/10 for the generosity there guys! It was a very enjoyable experience that I'd love to do again and would highly recommend. Thanks again, Emma and Gareth. Keep up the good work!
    Thank you so much! We are so pleased you e buoyed your time with us - we very much appreciate you taking the time to review and leave your feedback - it really does mean the world to us. We hope to see you at the distillery again soon
    Written 13 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 December 2023
  • Slholmes1987
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another amazing experience.
    Another amazing experience at the Shropshire Distillery, this time making cocktails. Gareth and Emma are so welcoming and knowledgeable. Love the new venue too. Can't wait to book the next experience...
    Thank you so much Sam! We loved seeing you again! Thank you foe taking the time to feedback and review- it really does mean the world to us!
    Written 13 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 December 2023
  • Emily S
    Telford, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Gin-tastic Experience: Our Memorable Time at the Shropshire Distillery with Emma and Gareth
    My husband and I had a fantastic time at the Gin School Experience. Three hours, a lot of fun, enjoyed lots of delicious gin, and bought our very own gin that we made home! I’d highly recommend this experience. Emma and Gareth are extremely welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. We were in a small group of 8 people which means you get plenty of time to ask lots of questions.
    Thank you so much Emily! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us, we certainly enjoyed having you at the distillery ! We hope to see you again soon !
    Written 18 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 January 2024
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Phoebe W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A must visit!!! I booked this as part of a birthday trip for my boyfriend and it was a highlight of our trip to Shropshire! Gareth and Emma were so welcoming and knowledgeable- their passion for what they do is incredible! Whatever the event you’ll be guaranteed to have a great time! I’ll be looking for an excuse to return to The Shropshire Distillery!
Written 12 February 2024
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Thank you so much Phoebe! We are so pleased you both enjoyed your Expereince at the distillery and we do hope you visit Shropshire again soon - we’d love to see you again!
Written 13 February 2024
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Grace O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I bought my mum the Cocktail Masterclass for Christmas and we both absolutely loved it! Gareth and Emma were so knowledgable and welcoming. We had a grest time and can't wait to come back and bring the rest of the family. Thank you!
Written 11 February 2024
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Thank you so much! We are so please you both enjoyed your time with us and we really look forward to you you again soon.
Written 13 February 2024
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annelizabethjones1
Welshpool, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We had fantastic afternoon tasting Shropshire Distillery Gin & making our own bespoke gin. Our hosts were very informative and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend
Written 4 February 2024
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Thank you so much for your lovely and amazing review! It really does mean the world to us and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us 🖤🍸.
Written 9 February 2024
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Trekred
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Great experience, Emma and Gareth were so welcoming and had a wealth of knowledge. I’d recommend a good breakfast first as the samples were plentiful!
Written 3 February 2024
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review, we really do appreciate it and we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again at the distillery soon.
Written 4 February 2024
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Rose R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had a really relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. We learnt a lot about the gin making process and time will tell how good the instructions were when we try our brew, (suggested we leave it for a week), just a word of warning Emma and Gareth aren’t shy with the samples so get a lift
Written 28 January 2024
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Thank you so much ! We are so pleased you enjoyed your afternoon with us! We hope to see you again at the distillery !
Written 31 January 2024
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leegee2017
Leighton Buzzard3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We attended the Cocktail Masterclass, and were welcomed with a cherry spritz which went down very easily. We then went to our work bench and were instructed very clearly and informatively by Gareth, on how to make 3 cocktails - all of which were delicious. Very informative, and both Gareth and Emma are very knowledgeable and very easygoing - great hosts. A super way to spend a Saturday afternoon/evening.
Written 28 January 2024
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Thank you so much for your lovely review - it really does mean the world to us and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you at the distillery again
Written 31 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Emily S
Telford, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
My husband and I had a fantastic time at the Gin School Experience. Three hours, a lot of fun, enjoyed lots of delicious gin, and bought our very own gin that we made home! I’d highly recommend this experience. Emma and Gareth are extremely welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. We were in a small group of 8 people which means you get plenty of time to ask lots of questions.
Written 14 January 2024
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Thank you so much Emily! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us, we certainly enjoyed having you at the distillery ! We hope to see you again soon !
Written 18 January 2024
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Slholmes1987
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Another amazing experience at the Shropshire Distillery, this time making cocktails. Gareth and Emma are so welcoming and knowledgeable. Love the new venue too. Can't wait to book the next experience...
Written 11 December 2023
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Thank you so much Sam! We loved seeing you again! Thank you foe taking the time to feedback and review- it really does mean the world to us!
Written 13 December 2023
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nicola p
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Had the best experience! The cocktails were so good. The team were so helpful friendly and knowledgable. Can’t wait to go back for another gin tasting!
Written 10 December 2023
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Thank you so much! We are so pleased your enjoyed your cocktail making with us ! We look forward to seeing you again soon
Written 13 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kate C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
From the second we arrived, we were immediately made to feel at home with Emma & Gareths very warm and friendly welcome - the delicious welcome drink helped too!

A very relaxed atmosphere all round.

The beautifully designed and presented premises enriched our experience.

With Emma's tour talk, it was clear she has excellent subject knowledge and her delivery simply oozed with the passion she has about her business and the products The Shropshire Distillery produces.

We were VERY pleasantly surprised that each of the other four 'tasters' were realistic amounts that allowed visitors to experience a proper representation of what their range tastes like with different mixers and garnishes - 10/10 for the generosity there guys!

It was a very enjoyable experience that I'd love to do again and would highly recommend.

Thanks again, Emma and Gareth. Keep up the good work!
Written 3 December 2023
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Thank you so much! We are so pleased you e buoyed your time with us - we very much appreciate you taking the time to review and leave your feedback - it really does mean the world to us. We hope to see you at the distillery again soon
Written 13 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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