PLYMOUTH GIN DISTILLERY

STILL ATTRACTING PILGRIMS

Welcome to the oldest working gin distillery in England.

THE DISTILLERY
A NATIONAL MONUMENT
The Black Friar’s building dates back to the early 1400s.The most intact part of the distillery is the Refectory Room, a medieval hall with a fine hull-shaped timber roof built in 1431. It’s one of the oldest buildings in Plymouth, and protected as a precious national monument. Not least because it’s now also an important centre of excellence for gin cocktail making.
IN CHARGE OF THE CRAFT
Meet Sean, our Master Distiller.
Sean Harrison, Plymouth Gin Master Distiller and a global ambassador for our premium gin craft, joined Plymouth Gin in 1994 as Assistant Manager, rising to become Master Distiller. With this role comes great responsibility. Namely, becoming keeper of our coveted 200 year old recipe, passed down verbally to every Master Distiller since 1793. As a former Lieutenant of the Royal Navy, we can only assume Sean has undergone military grade interrogation training. He won’t say.
DISTILLERY TOURS
Distillery Tours Distillery Tours
Plymouth
Discover the history of the hallowed Black Friar's Distillery and get an introduction to the centuries old Plymouth Gin distillation process. Your tour includes a short tutored tasting of Plymouth Gin Original and Plymouth Sloe Gin. It's the perfect introduction to our unique blend of exotic botanicals, and their colorful partner in craft. The sloe berry.
Distillery Tours Distillery Tours
Plymouth
Discover the history of the hallowed Black Friar's Distillery and get an introduction to the centuries old Plymouth Gin distillation process. Your tour includes a short tutored tasting of Plymouth Gin Original and Plymouth Sloe Gin. It's the perfect introduction to our unique blend of exotic botanicals, and their colourful partner in craft. The sloe berry.
Distillery Tours Distillery Tours
Plymouth
Discover the rich history of the Black Friar's Distillery, our blend of botanicals and the centuries old distillation process. Just like the Taster's Tour, you'll get an in-depth blind tasting of five gins, to compare the different styles and tastes.
OUR BAR
The Refectory Bar and Cocktail Lounge showcases the latest gin trends alongside classic serves, all set in a 500 year old building. We like to mix it up. Our resident bartenders mix up new creations very latest flavour combinations and serve ideas alongside four classics that perfectly showcase the smooth balance of Plymouth Gin – The Gimlet, Pink Gin, Marguerite and The Pennant.