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Adnams Distillery

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Address: | East Green, Southwold IP18 6JW, England
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+44 1502 727225
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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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For those of you who have yet to visit our distillery in Southwold, you are...

For those of you who have yet to visit our distillery in Southwold, you are in for a treat! Tour tickets are only £12 per person (over 18s only) which includes a tutored tasting and a little something to take home. Please book ahead online or by calling our booking line. The distillery contains all the equipment needed to create a "grain to glass" product taking local barley, wheat and oats. The tour demonstrates the highly precise intricacies of micro distilling and small batch process, as well as the creativity too. You'll be able to taste the house recipes, which we've carefully crafted from a lot of practice from the team.The tour takes approximately 1 hour and is followed by a tutored tasting in the Cellar & Kitchen store, which takes around 30 minutes. Don't forget to ask about our 'Make your own gin' experiences!

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Distillery Tour

We came to the distillery tour but wasn't sure what to expect. Our tour guide Nicky was lovely and very informative and made the whole event a giggle. Once we had finished our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
carolew71
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We came to the distillery tour but wasn't sure what to expect. Our tour guide Nicky was lovely and very informative and made the whole event a giggle. Once we had finished our tour Nicky took us to the shop where she introduced us to Mandy whom she said would let us sample a range drinks which we had not... More 

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at Adnams Distillery, responded to this review

We sincerely apologise for this and the store manager is looking into the matter. More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I booked this for a birthday present for my son having really enjoyed my first visit with my husband. We had a tour of the distillery with easy to understand explanations of the process of distilling followed by a session in the laboratory. Sally, our guide, talked us through the many botanicals and we then set to work making our... More 

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at Adnams Distillery, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had a lovely time with us and came back for a second experience. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

As we are quite interested in gin we took the opportunity of a stay in Southwold to book the gin making experience at £70/each. Loved the fact that it was just my husband and me, it was off season, and groups are kept small at just four per session. The 'tour' was informative but very short as this is all... More 

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Thank marita k
AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at Adnams Distillery, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had a lovely time with us. More 

Peterborough England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is the third time I have visited Adnams for gin making and every time I learn more and make a better gin. It's a great way to spend a winters afternoon if you like gin.

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at Adnams Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we hope you enjoy your gin! More 

Essex, UK
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Bought the gin-making experience for a son's birthday and parents went along too. There is a maximum of 4 for each session. Our guide was Sally, who was highly knowledgeable and more than willing to answer any questions regarding the history of gin and Adnams. After a short but interesting distillery tour, it was into the gin lab to make... More 

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at Adnams Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we hope you enjoy your gin! More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Mandy our guide was so engaging and enthusiastic from the start, and so much input in terms of the process, but also thoughts around the mixing of drinks and flavours combinations.

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at Adnams Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We had booked onto the gin making experience as a treat for my birthday and it was a brilliant experience! We started the morning being greeted by Jane, our guide for the session and what she doesn't know about the history of gin, Adnam's Distillery and the town of Southwold probably isn't worth knowing. An extremely informative and entertaining lady!... More 

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at Adnams Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review and hope you had a great birthday! More 

RiskRisk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Jane was very informative, describing the process of gin making and showing us the beautiful distilling machines and equipment that Adnams uses to make vodka and gin. We then chose several botanical elements to add to a plain vodka in order to make the gin. Obviously juniper, but we had the choice of about 30 other flavours to make the... More 

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at Adnams Distillery, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had a great time and hope you enjoy your gin! More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We did the distillery tour and then the tasting, it was interesting to see how things were made and then tasting, the pubs all sell the product from Adams so it made drinking it in company more enjoyable knowing it was made next Door!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I had this bought for me from my husband and I was not disappointed. We did the distillery tour first just 4 of us as we were the going to make our own Gin. The guide was very easy to be with, well informed and had a great knowledge of not. Only adnams distillery but of Gin generally. She explained... More 

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