Where English Spirit meets Cornish heritage.
Treguddick is a very special spot: a few miles from Launceston, Cornwall, and rich in Cornish heritage. Historically home to a farm and a Elizabethan manor house, English Spirit will soon be adding to the site with a brand new distillery and visitor experience without precedent in the UK.
Treguddick Manor: past and present
The site at Treguddick is over 1,000 years old and is listed in the Domesday book. The oldest remains are of a small building next to the Manor, and can still be explored today.
The Manor was built in 1576 by Nicholas Treguddick, and boasts a number of historical features: our favourite is the royal crest presiding over the dining hall, dated to 1593, when legend has it that Elizabeth I visited the Manor and held royal court.
Since then, the Manor has fallen into ruin and disrepair. Now, working closely with conservation and heritage agencies, the Manor is being carefully restored, with proceeds from the Distillery at Treguddick helping to restore this beautiful testament to Cornish heritage.
English Spirit at Treguddick
English Spirit have been based at Treguddick since 2017, with a sales, creative and operational team supporting our team of Spirit Ambassadors in the South West.
Along with the Manor, we inherited an old agricultural barn, plenty of land, and a source of Cornish spring water. We've already put the water to use in our St Piran's Cornish Rum, and we're in the process of renovating the barn to create a food and drink experience unlike any other in the UK.
The English Spirit Distillery at Treguddick will be home to four of our customised copper pot alembic stills, adding our production expertise and finesse to the thriving Cornish food and drink industry. In addition, it will be set up to cater for guests with a number of exciting features, some of which can be see below.
"A cathedral to fine food and drink; a true house of gastronomy."
Bar & Kitchen
Our kitchen will serve mouth watering breakfasts and lunches, including cuisine cooked with our spirits: and cocktails from a bar stocked entirely with scratch distilled spirits from our distillery.
Stocking the English Spirit collection, as well as regular small batch and limited editions: this will be a unique experience for spirit shopping and sampling. Perfect for gifts or for topping up.
Behind the distillery, we are hoping to install five geodesic domes: housing botanicals and ingredients used in our products, with space for guided tours and tastings.
By appointment only
Treguddick Manor, Launceston,
Cornwall, PL15 7JN
From the A30, follow the signs for Treguddick; watch for the sharp turnings! If approaching from Launceston then don't follow sat nav directions down the first unmarked turning; wait for the turning clearly signposted 'Treguddick'. Then take the first left and follow the track: the Longhouse car park will be on the right after you pass the Manor and courtyard.