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Refills can be purchased at Downton Brewery, Dark Revolution Brewery (Old Sarum Airfield), Healthy Living (Devizes) & Regent Tailoring in Salisbury.

Tour:

Visit the distillery and discover the history of Downton Distillery, the heritage of the surrounding area and how this has influenced our award-winning premium spirits. The distillery is located on the Domaine Hugo Vineyard which overlooks the Wiltshire Downs and Avon Valley.

The tours are designed to inform, entertain, and may require your active participation. Tours will take groups of 10 – 12 people only, which ensures everyone enjoys their time and gets the best experience possible. For private tours please contact info@downtondistillery.com.

The events are run by Hugh Anderson, the founder and head distiller of Downton Distillery.

  • Learn about the history of Downton and what makes us unique.
  • Learn how we make Explorer’s Gin.
  • Tour the vineyard and see where we are re-wilding Juniper.
  • Sample Explorer’s Gin and then enjoy a complimentary Gin and Tonic.

AM Timings: 10.30hrs - 12.00hrs

PM Timings: 17.00hrs - 18.30hrs

Duration: 1.5hrs (check event calendar for timings).

Location:  Botley Farm, Wick Lane, Downton, SP5 3NW

Drive up Wick Lane for 1.5 miles and enjoy the views of the Downs towards Salisbury. Follow the track to the left and you will arrive at Botley Farm. The Distillery is just on the right with two Western Red Cedars growing outside it.

There is access for those with Wheelchairs.

Please note:

  • Bring valid ID with you as we operate a challenge 25 policy.
  • Copy of your receipt for the tour (proof on the phone is fine)
  • You will be required to walk around the grounds, so sensible footwear should be worn.

  • As the distillery has no heating, please bring warm clothing during the winter months.

Where to eat post event:

Both the Goat and Wooden Spoon serve great food and drinks.

Need a Taxi?

JCS Taxis - 07786 036525 based in Downton & Nomansland

Have a Tour Gift Card?

Your gift card, will have a code which you can use when you go to checkout.

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Tour:

Visit the distillery and discover the history of Downton Distillery, the heritage of the surrounding area and how this has influenced our award-winning premium spirits. The distillery is located on the Domaine Hugo Vineyard which overlooks the Wiltshire Downs and Avon Valley.

The tours are designed to inform, entertain, and may require your active participation. Tours will take groups of 10 – 12 people only, which ensures everyone enjoys their time and gets the best experience possible. For private tours please contact info@downtondistillery.com.

The events are run by Hugh Anderson, the founder and head distiller of Downton Distillery.

  • Learn about the history of Downton and what makes us unique.
  • Learn how we make Explorer’s Gin.
  • Tour the vineyard and see where we are re-wilding Juniper.
  • Sample Explorer’s Gin and then enjoy a complimentary Gin and Tonic.

AM Timings: 10.30hrs - 12.00hrs

PM Timings: 17.00hrs - 18.30hrs

Duration: 1.5hrs (check event calendar for timings).

Location:  Botley Farm, Wick Lane, Downton, SP5 3NW

Drive up Wick Lane for 1.5 miles and enjoy the views of the Downs towards Salisbury. Follow the track to the left and you will arrive at Botley Farm. The Distillery is just on the right with two Western Red Cedars growing outside it.

There is access for those with Wheelchairs.

Please note:

  • Bring valid ID with you as we operate a challenge 25 policy.
  • Copy of your receipt for the tour (proof on the phone is fine)
  • You will be required to walk around the grounds, so sensible footwear should be worn.

  • As the distillery has no heating, please bring warm clothing during the winter months.

Where to eat post event:

Both the Goat and Wooden Spoon serve great food and drinks.

Need a Taxi?

JCS Taxis - 07786 036525 based in Downton & Nomansland

Have a Tour Gift Card?

Your gift card, will have a code which you can use when you go to checkout.

Customer Reviews

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Nigel Dimby (London, GB)
Brilliant Tour

Having done various tours it was a joy to be given a hands on experience with Hugh at Downton Distillery. It was well paced, no topic was off topic, his passion showed through the various samples and distillates he took us through. He even walked us through how one of James May’s recipes was created, with various cocktails then made at the end, it felt like I was having fun around a friends kitchen table! More then four hours passed and I can not thank Downton enough for their time and fun.

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Si and Jo (Farnborough, GB)
Excellent and really enjoyable insight into making gin!

We really enjoyed our long tour, where Huw gave us a fascinating insight into the development of a new gin, through the distillation process, and then to bottling! It was also lovely to see the botanicals in his herb garden. Participating in the bottling, including personally signing bottles, was really fun. The final cocktails and chance to chat with Huw made an excellent end to the tour!
Very highly recommended!!

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Matti (London, GB)
Great tour

We did the long tour, it was really enjoyable. Bottling was fun, and we learnt a lot about Hugh's approach to his craft

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Liz Milburn (Middlesbrough, GB)
Great service

I purchased two tour gift cards for my sister’s significant birthday. Before purchase I had emailed Downton and Hugh responded with helpful information and support. My sister is over the moon with the gift and is looking to book for the summer.

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Frank Stuttard (Southampton, GB)
Short tour

My wife and I were the only ones on the tour, which meant it was like a private tour with Hugh. You couldn’t get a more passionate, keen, knowledgeable guide, he made us extremely comfortable and kept us entertained.

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