Visit the home of the UK's widest variety of spirits & liqueurs distilled under one roof.
Update on Distillery Tour & Tasting bookings
Due to the effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus) we have indefinitely closed our distillery tours to the public, effective as of Monday 23rd March 2020. This closure is currently planned until Monday 1st June, although we will review whether to extend the closure closer to the time.
If you have booked to attend a tour before the 1st June, we will contact you directly with more information.
Customers are welcome to make bookings from 1st June onwards: should we need to postpone then we will contact you directly. Your booking is valid indefinitely, and we will be happy to find a date that works best for you as soon as possible.
For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us via
The Grade II listed Black Barn at Great Yeldham Hall is nearly 200 years old, and is home to many things. Twenty copper pot alembic stills; the home of the original English rum; a tasty collection of scratch distilled spirits & liqueurs that can't be found anywhere else; and a very nice team of people keeping it all ticking over. In short: this is a distillery tour unlike any other in the UK.
Guests will receive a tour of a working small batch distillery, and be able to see our custom copper pot alembic stills in detail. You'll learn about how a wide selection of spirits are distilled, from scratch: including base spirits: we do more than just gin or single malt, and we do it properly too.
We'll also give an overview of our brand's history, as well as that of the spirits: and lots of chances to ask questions about how the spirits are made too.
Guests will then move into the adjacent Tasting Room, to enjoy a tutored tasting of a wide selection of our spirits and liqueurs, including one off batches and special editions. And to cap it off: a chance to buy some of our collection to take home, at a special discounted rate. Perfect.
"A hidden gem in the Essex countryside."
- TripAdvisor review
Our Distillery Tour & Tasting experiences last around 90 minutes, and cost £20 per person. There is a minimum group size of 4 people, and maximum of 20. The tours start at 2pm every Monday to Friday, and at 11am and 2pm every Saturday.
In addition, we are able to offer bespoke packages to suit guests' needs. Whether this is a tour taking place on a weekday evening, catering for a large group number or corporate event, we have a wide variety of options that we can tailor to fit nearly all requirements. We can even bring our tour & tastings to your event.
If you'd like more information, please email us at , or call via 01787 237896.
“My husband and I have visited many distilleries, in Scotland, France, Spain and the USA, and we though we pretty much knew it all. We were wrong: there was much to learn."
- TripAdvisor review
Please note: once you have requested a booking via our Booking Tool below, you will be contacted by a member of staff at Great Yeldham Hall to confirm your booking, as well as providing you with further details you will need before you visit us.
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The Black Barn, Great Yeldham Hall, Church Road, Great Yeldham, Essex, CO9 4PT.
From Braintree take the A1017 north. As you come into Great Yeldham we are just past the junction for Little Yeldham and Tilbury Juxta Clare, on the left hand side before the church.
01787 237 896