Popular with whisky connoisseurs, gin aficionados and people interested in the distilling process, a visit to the Cotswolds Distillery is thirsty work.
Once you have learned how some of their beverages are created, pay a visit to one of our friendly Cotswold pubs near Cotswold Distillery, where you can sample our impressive range of award-winning Butcombe beers and re-fuel with a satisfying classic pub meal made with local ingredients.
Pubs And Inns Near Cotswolds Distillery
After learning about whiskys, gins and other spirits, you might fancy a proper pint of beer. Take a break at one of our nearby Cotswolds pubs and enjoy a locally-sourced classic pub meal, washed down with a refreshing pint of award-winning Butcombe ale or local cider.
The Fleet Inn
Nestled between the Malvern Hills, Wye Valley and Cotswolds Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll find a warm welcome at The Fleet Inn. There is an unbeatable selection of Butcombe beers behind the bar to keep your thirst quenched, while the on-site restaurant serves a delicious range of locally-sourced pub classics to keep those hunger pangs at bay. The Cotswolds Distillery is less than an hour away, making this the perfect base for your trip.
The Beckford Inn
The Beckford Inn is a beautiful and newly refurbished 19th-century Cotswold pub and hotel in the village of Beckford, near Tewkesbury. Behind the bar, you’ll find plenty of award-winning Butcombe beer and local cider, plus a great wine list and cocktail menu. In the kitchen, the seasonal dishes and pub classics are crafted with quality local produce and items from their very own kitchen garden. What’s more, the Cotswolds Distillery is less than 25 miles away, making it easily reachable from The Beckford Inn.
The Prince Of Burford
Originally an 18th-century coaching inn, The Prince Of Burford is located in the beautiful town of Burford on the north-eastern edge of the Cotswold hills. Our award-winning Butcombe beers are available behind the bar, while also featuring in many of our food specials, such as our beer-battered fish & chips. The Prince Of Burford is only 20 miles from the Cotswolds Distillery, making it the ideal spot to relax before (or after) your visit.
Located in the town of Carterton, Oxfordshire, The Beehive is a traditional pub that is child-friendly, dog-friendly and wheelchair accessible. With a cosy interior that is perfect during the cooler months, the large beer garden is extremely popular with al fresco diners and sports fans when the weather warms up. Located just 45 minutes south of the Cotswolds Distillery, The Beehive is the perfect base for your Cotswolds adventure.
The Victoria Arms
After exploring the Oxfordshire countryside, or taking in the sights and sounds of the bustling city of Oxford, stop by The Victoria Arms in Old Marston. Nestled on the picture-perfect banks of the River Cherwell, you can enjoy a refreshing pint in the riverside garden, or a hearty classic pub meal indoors – from fish and chips to delicious roast dinners, and everything in-between – before or after your trip to Cotswolds Distillery.
Cotswolds Distillery Tour And Tasting
If you’re curious about the distilling process for spirits and liqueurs, the Cotswolds Distillery Tour & Tasting will give you an in-depth knowledge as well as several tasters along the way!
The tour takes approximately 45 minutes in the Stourton distillery, taking place at set times each day of the week, with prices starting from £20 per person.
Why not treat yourself to a bottle of one of their award-winning spirits as a souvenir?
Broadway Private Tasting*
The Broadway Private Tasting experience takes place at the Cotswold Distillery shop in Broadway*
The Broadway Private Tasting is for those who prefer a more intimate experience.
This is a 2 hour workshop which begins with a brief history about the Cotswold Distillery and an insight into the entire range of spirits that they produce.
You will learn about the ingredients used to create the spirits and the distillation processes that are used, before sampling 25ml of Cotswold Single Malt Whisky or Cotswold Dry Gin and 6 more spirits of your choice.
The Broadway Private Tasting Experience is for a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 8 guests.
Gin Blending Masterclass
A cloudy Cotswold G&T will be waiting for you on arrival, which ensures that your Gin Blending Masterclass gets off to a great start!
The host will provide a brief history of gin and how it is made, before you embark on a tour of the distillery and discover how Cotswold Dry Gin was developed.
You will then nose and taste a variety of botanicals that range from spicy to fruity, before mixing them to create your own unique gin!
You will then create a martini cocktail using the gin that you created and the rest will be bottled up in a presentation box for you to takeaway and enjoy at home. You will also be given a 200ml bottle of Cotswold Dry Gin as a parting gift!
Whisky Blending Masterclass
To ensure that your Whisky Blending Masterclass gets off to a great start, a highball whisky cocktail will be waiting for you on arrival!
The host will then give you a brief history of whisky and how it is made, before embarking on a tour of the distillery and learning about the importance of whisky maturation and the different types of barrels that need to be used to achieve different flavours.
After learning about the whisky making process, you be given an opportunity to nose whisky (including pointers on how to do it properly!) before smelling and tasting four cask strength samples that have been aged in different barrels. Once you’ve decided which flavour whisky you’d like to create, you will blend your own whisky using the different cask samples.
You will then create a whisky cocktail using the whisky that you created and the rest will be bottled up in a presentation box for you to takeaway and enjoy at home. You will also be given a 200ml bottle of Cotswold Single Malt Whisky as a parting gift!
A cloudy G&T will be waiting for you on arrival, before learning about the history of the Cotswold Distillery.
The resident mixologist will then show you how to make the perfect cloudy Martini, before you make your own unique cocktail.
You will have the opportunity to taste some distillery exclusive products, before mixing up another individual cocktail.
As a parting gift, everyone will receive a goody bag containing some special products from the Cotswold Distillery.