The Cotswolds Distillery

“Welcoming Cotswold-based distillery with masterclasses and excellent tours.” - VisitEngland Assessor


Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

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This beautiful distillery in Stourton opened its doors in 2014 and produces a range of award-winning spirits, including Cotswolds Dry Gin and Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky. The distillery runs three tours a day, every day, which must be booked in advance on their website (£15pp). Visitors can see production in action in the distillery and casks maturing in the warehouse before ending up in the cosy tasting room to sample the full range of spirits. The Cotswolds Distillery also offers both Gin and Whisky Blending Masterclasses, where guests can blend their own bespoke spirits, and Cocktail Masterclasses hosted by their Head of Mixology. Visitors can also browse and sample the distillery's full range of spirits in their shop which is open seven days a week, or sit down for a bite to eat in their beautifully spacious café which offers a delicious, locally-inspired menu and a range of cocktails featuring Cotswolds spirits.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

Gold (Activity) accolade
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
The Cotswolds Distillery
Phillip's Field, Whichford Road, Stourton, SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR, Warwickshire, CV36 5EX


  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Distillery shop opening hours: Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 10.30am - 5pm. Café opening hours: Mon - Sun 10am - 5pm

About the area

Discover Warwickshire

The sparkle of sunlight on a gentle river as it meanders through beautiful countryside; the reflections of sailing boats on a lake; relaxing with a pint in the garden of an old English pub in a picturesque village; brightly coloured narrow boats making their way through a flight of lock gates; the imposing silhouette of an historic castle. These are the scenes that make Warwickshire a delight. 

There may be few seriously high hills in this fertile plain, but it is an area full of attractive walking in rolling countryside, blessed with a fascinating history and wonderful places and buildings to visit. This is Shakespeare’s county, and the footprint of the famous Bard appears almost everywhere. He was born and brought up around the beautiful Warwickshire town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and many of his plays draw upon his own experiences in the area.

Warwickshire has a history that embraces the Civil War, castles and large country houses are scattered over the county. Warwick Castle is the home of the Earl of Warwick, Kenilworth Castle was a stronghold for lords and kings of England in the 11th and 12th centuries, and so the list goes on.

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