Visit the home of the world's widest variety of spirits & liqueurs distilled under one roof.

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 cost £20 per person, with a minimum group size of 4 people, and maximum of 20. These usually take around 90 minutes, and are held at 2pm on selected weekdays and Saturdays.


In addition, we are able to offer bespoke packages to suit guests' needs. Whether this is a tour taking place on a Saturday, weekday evening, or even 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.

If you'd like more information, please email us at tours@englishspiritdistillery.com, 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

A tour of our distillery at Great Yeldham Hall, followed by a tasting session of our spirits and liqueurs.
Distillery Tour & Tasting
1 hr. 30 min.

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

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