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The Oxford Artisan Distillery

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The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD) welcomes visitors to its distillery, in the heart of Oxford, for a behind-the-scenes experience where you can discover our approach to craft distilling using sustainably farmed populations of heritage grain and...more
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South Park Cheney Lane | Old Depot, South Park, Oxford OX3 7QJ, England
+44 1865 767918
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you live in or near or visit - put this on your list of things to go. Mind was well and truly blown and my gin (and whisky) experiences will never be the same. Totally in love with the open honest approach, our Tour-guide-not-a-tour-guide...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time I came the tour was by Cory the head distiller and another young guy. They were really keen and interesting, so much information about all the botanicals, the process etc. Best tour of a brewery or distillery I've ever done. Booked a founders...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sam A
tag0rer, General Manager at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review we are sorry that your second visit did not live up to your first. Each Founders Tour is different (and very different from the Standard Tour) and over the two hours it covers a lot of ground. We respond to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was run by an extremely polite and enthusiastic member of the TOAD team who explained the history of the distillery as well as their future ambitions. I'm pleased to say this was a great experience. Communication regarding parking prior to the tour was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AidanLL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I bought a founders tour for my boyfriend for Christmas and we just got around to actually going. The tour was incredibly informative and we really enjoyed trying all of the different gins (and other spirits) that TOAD has to offer. I would definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an interesting tour and a great way to spend an hour of your weekend, especially with the finale of tasting some of the delicious produce! Local business at it's strongest and a highlight everybody (whether a gin drinker or not) should enjoy! The founders...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jof347
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends and had a lovely tour. It was fun and informative and great value for money. A unique distillery to visit and very quirky. Gin is really smooth and you will be spoilt for choice as to which to buy!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely amazing tour - we did the Founder’s Tour and it was more than worth it!! The history and purity of ingredients used at TOAD is stunning and something you just don’t find these days. There, it’s truly about the prices and flavor. My husband...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shelliu
Reviewed March 5, 2019

The Oxford Artisan Distillary (TOAD) is a 15 min stroll from Magdalen bridge in the city centre. Based at the top of Southpark the views back towards the city are excellent. The tour is really interesting, with just enough history and background info to put...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mbowles1
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Very personal tour of this boutique distillery. Beautifully maintained giant copper distillers. Clean facilities.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jayapura47
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

Loved our tour and amazing value. Learnt so much and our guide was extremely informative and enthusiastic. Wonderful to see their dedication to sustainability. The gin was pretty amazing too! Lovely staff who clearly adore what they do. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
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October 31, 2018|
Response from tag0rer | Property representative |
Hi , I am sorry we are full on Saturday, we have space on Sunday. We are 1.8 miles from the centre and there are regular buses from the centre.
margarita b
July 21, 2018|
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Response from tag0rer | Property representative |
Hi I am sorry we have an event on the 28th so have no tours on Saturday. However the event is open to the Public it costs £5 and includes talks and the absinthe launch
June 24, 2018|
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Response from tag0rer | Property representative |
Hi a standard tour costs £20 and lasts between 45mins and an hour and includes a tasting