Puddingstone Distillery, Tring

Puddingstone Distillery, Tring

Puddingstone Distillery, Tring
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Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Multi-award winning Puddingstone Distillery is Hertfordshire's first gin distillery. It is the home of Campfire Gin. We produce four small batch gins in the Campfire range – London Dry, Cask Aged, Old Tom and Navy Strength plus special editions. The gin distillery shop is open on Fridays and Saturdays for a gin tasting experience and we run gin tours and events throughout the year. The distillery is in the Chilterns ANOB in the market town of Tring just outside London, near to Berkhamsted, St Albans, Aylesbury and Watford.
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Elizabeth G
Farnham Common, UK3 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Had a brilliant evening on the Thursday Gin Tour, which had been gifted to my friend. It was fascinating to discover the journey of Ben and Kate’s business, and all of the trials and tribulations, which built up to us all being desperate to try the gin! The fact it is made with so much care makes it even more special and drinkable. It was lovely to try two cocktails and to sample all of the gins on offer - Ben explained what we should be getting from the botanicals. We could ask questions - even silly ones - and have an opportunity to purchase the products. Great branding and you get your glass for free! Wonderful local business that we should all support. Now off to grow some juniper bushes…
Written 30 June 2023
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Thank you so much for your review. Really pleased to hear you enjoyed the evening, hope those juniper bushes are growing well!
Written 31 August 2023
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Moz C
Tring, UK229 contributions
May 2023 • Family
When we first moved to Tring, at the of 2016, this distillery was just opening. I thought I should support a new venture in my local community so went and bought a bottle or two. Ben and Kate were very friendly & welcoming & had just three gins on offer - a London Dry, a Cask Aged and a Navy.
I tried them all but the Cask Aged became my firm favourite. Soon they were introducing a wider range, including (seasonally) a pink gin coloured by Himalayan Balsam flowers, an invasive species which Ben & Kate go out and help to clear. Now they have events like tastings and their gazebo bar can often be seen out in the community at local events providing a welcome tipple. The warm toddy at winter events can be most welcome.
Written 5 May 2023
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Thank you very much m0zc for your review. Looks like we opened at just the right time. Hope to see you soon at more local events.
Written 31 August 2023
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Mevansr
Leighton Buzzard, UK21 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Brilliant gin tasting evening. Interesting to hear the distillery history and how Puddingstone gin was developed. Gin is fabulous too!
Written 7 April 2023
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Really pleased to hear you enjoyed the distillery tour evening. Thank you so much for your review.
Written 31 August 2023
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Sandra R
Leighton Buzzard, UK26 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Brilliant and very informative evening! Loved all the gins particularly the Old Tom and Cask Aged. The two cocktails were really nice. Thank you Ben and Kate for a great evening
Written 16 June 2022
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Thank you so much Sandra for your review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the evening at the distillery and particularly enjoyed the Cask Aged and Old Tom gins – they're my favs too!
Written 25 July 2022
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G F
London, UK30 contributions
Mar 2022
Booked the 2-hour distillery tour and tasting but this was not a tour - it was actually a lecture which can only be described as very intense and serious. What a shame there wasn't an opportunity to chat and mingle more informally and perhaps Ben could have stepped out from behind his counter and joined the participants for a drink and a bit of free-form banter/feedback on the gins (which are excellent). The bench seating was incredibly uncomfortable for 2 hours (difficult for anyone with back problems). It was a nice evening but felt it could really benefit from 'lightening up' a little. How about a few dry snacks to go with the gins as well? Great that the toilet facilities have been improved at WIlstone - a bonus!
Written 25 March 2022
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Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry that did not enjoy the event as much as all other reviewers have but we do take on board your comments. We try to provide a tour that fits in the history of the distillery, processes, the history behind the gins we produce, what the applications of those gins are, our sustainability practises along with 2 drinks and sampling of 4 products, discussions about botanicals etc. Basically everything for someone who wants a deep dive into our business with full transparency. This is quite an undertaking for 2 staff in 2 hours. Unfortunately it leaves little time for banter, something we'd love to do but are conscious it would potentially mean not having time to chat to everyone or answer everyones questions, thus leaving some folks feeling they might have been ignored. We do on every occasion ask attendees whether they have any questions at the end. Some folks do, some do not. In the same way some nights there is more engagement from the crowd than others. We want engagement as much as attendees do. We do try to steer away from generic history of gin, how to serve it etc as this information can be found on most other tours. Instead we focus on what makes our award winning gins and distillery unique. We would love to hear what you feel could be removed from the tour and what can be added to improve your experience. For the benefit of anyone reading this review, the toilets are nothing to do with us. They are a shared facility on the site where our distillery is located, but agreed, they are so much better and provide full wheelchair accessibility, as does our distillery. We should also like to clarify that it is not 2 hours without getting up. Drinks are served from 8.00 with no-one required to sit until about 8.10 (assuming everyone arrives on time). There is another break at about 9.00 for approx 15 minutes whilst we serve a second round of drinks. There are also high stools and standing space available. Ben & Kate.
Written 30 May 2022
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2 contributions
Apr 2021
Delicious gin and an excellent lock down tasting for charity - apologies for the tardiness of my review!

Advance delivery of product and an informative evening
Written 23 November 2021
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Gail
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Great visit to Puddingstone Distillery this week, with a warm welcome from Kate and Ben who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their gins. It's difficult to choose a favourite, but Ash does like the Navy Strength!
We've also previously joined two online events, which were well organised and great fun.
We'll be back for more Campfire Gin supplies soon!
Written 12 July 2021
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Hi Gail, so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Puddingstone Distillery. We struggle with choosing a favourite gin too! The Navy is awesome and my favourite for a G&T! Hope to see you again soon.
Written 16 November 2021
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Lisa T
3 contributions
Mar 2020
Ben & Kate put on a brilliant range of events. Their gin is delicious and they share their passion and expertise with all visitors. Very very recommended !
Written 17 May 2020
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Thank you so much for the 5 star recommendation lisaZ8607HI. We're pleased to hear you love our gin and that our passion is extended to all who visit the distillery.
Written 19 May 2020
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Berttie2015
Greater London, UK4 contributions
May 2020 • Couples
Campfire Gin is just stunning and the service you receive is outstanding. The teams knowledge is perfect and they take the time to help you choose the right gin for you. In my case I love them all.
Written 16 May 2020
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Thank you Berttie2015, yes sometimes people do find it hard to choose their favourite Campfire Gin which is why we love for people to visit the gin distillery shop and take part in a gin tasting experience! So pleased to hear you love them all though! Not a bad thing!
Written 19 May 2020
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RJNUK
Hemel Hempstead, UK72 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
There are two good reasons to visit the Meads Farm Shop complex at Wilstone. One is the Farm Shop and the other is the Puddingstone Distillery. The Distillery offers a core range of four gins under the label of ‘Campfire’ with various specials available throughout the year. One of their seasonal gins even helps the environment as it uses Himalayan balsam flowers as one of the ingredients. A double victory - it helps remove a nasty weed and the gin tastes good! Owners Ben and Kate also offer evening tours and gin/food events.
Written 15 May 2020
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Thank you RJNUK for the fab review, we totally agree that a visit to the P E Mead & Sons Farm Shop & Cafe is a must when visiting our gin distillery shop for a gin tasting experience.
Written 19 May 2020
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