Shakespeare Distillery re-starting group tours

In February 2020, the company won the New Tourism Business Award in the West Midlands Tourism Awards for their destination distillery experiences.

Shakespeare Distillery in Stratford upon Avon is re-starting its popular group distillery tours from 19th May 2021. 

The independent artisan spirit producer has successfully been distilling Gin for the last five years in their distillery. Their products are inspired by the Tudor period, which is ingrained in the history of the town as it is known worldwide as the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

Lasting about 90 minutes, all pre-booked tours will include a Gin or Rum and choice of mixer, a tutored tasting of three spirits, a guided distillery tour, a talk on the history of Gin and a 10% off distillery shop purchases.

Prices start at £17.50 per adult but offer great group rates (for groups of 10 or more) along with complimentary places for the coach driver, tour manager or guide. There is free coach parking, and the building is accessible throughout. Shakespeare Distillery has completed the “Good To Go” industry standard, so you can be assured that Sall COVID-19 safety measures have been met.

“We are delighted to re-open our doors and welcome back visitors on our fun and informative tours after being closed for a long period. We are also looking forward to giving our visitors the chance to try our new Jester Rum along with our award-winning gins!”

Jane McKay, Groups/Travel Trade Manager at Shakespeare Distillery.

Shakespeare Distillery has also teamed up with Avon Boating to offer Gin Tasting Cruises on the Avon. Groups will enjoy a short talk on Gin, a tasting of 3 spirits followed by a glass of Stratford Gin & Tonic. All whilst on a 60-minute cruise to see the riverside sights including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church where William Shakespeare is buried. Cruises will restart this summer and can be booked for groups of up to 40 at any time during the season, for more information visit the website here.

For group bookings and any enquiries please contact the Groups/Travel Trade Manager, Jane McKay on 07775 587663 or email For more information about Shakespeare Distillery please visit

Ashleigh Ridler