The Oxford Artisan Distillery

The Oxford Artisan Distillery

The Oxford Artisan Distillery
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The Oxford Artisan Distillery 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 bespoke hand-built copper stills. You’ll see what goes into our spirits and truly understand what grain to glass craft distillery is all about. In addition we have a distillery shop open to the public daily for no charge.
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stevenandkay
Sheffield, UK683 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Lovely set up, nice seating area outside , very relaxed.
After a great chat with a member of staff in the shop about the distilling process & a sample of the Oxford Rye (not whisky) we took a seat outside & ordered an Ashmolean & diet tonic via the website ordering facility. When it arrived we asked the waitress what the ratio of gin to tonic was, she didn't know but told us the gin was 'a large measure'. When we tasted it, you really couldn't tell there was any gin in there, it was swamped with tonic. The waitress was very good about it & offered to bring us a separate shot of gin & that did improve it (it also meant we got to taste the gin neat, which is something we like to do with a new gin). We asked if, for our next drink, she could either bring the tonic separately or mix it 2-1 (you can always add more tonic if needs be!) but when the 2nd round arrived, this time the Oxford Rye Dry Gin, it was delivered by the same waitress & we asked, "is that 2-1 this time?", "Oh, I don't know, I didn't make it". Yet again, awash with tonic!
The thing is, there was so much choice on the website order page, ice/no ice, garnish/no garnish, all sorts of mixers, but it really could have done with a 'go easy on the tonic' option... or just bring it out separately!
We intended to buy a bottle or two from the shop, but on reflection decided that maybe the gins just weren't great for G&Ts, so didn't bother.
The Oxford Rye however, is a beautiful drink, even if it is 'not quite whisky'!
Written June 14, 2021
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Dear Steven and Kay, we will take this valuable feedback and discuss it with the bar team. We are still learning with the app, to make sure customers get the G and T they want. Thanks also for your comment on the Rye, we're really proud of it.
Written June 15, 2021
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cliff k
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Ordered an Oxford Rye on next day delivery. The courier let Oxford Artisan down and delivery was delayed but Oxford Artisan refunded the whole delivery cost even though it wasnt their fault. Lovely people!
Written June 20, 2022
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Thanks so much for the kind words, we are glad that you are happy...and hope that you enjoyed the delivery!
Written June 21, 2022
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Lisa-globalwanderer
London, UK83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We booked in advance and went at 4pm on Sunday. The guide was excellent and the history (even though they have not been around long) was fascinating. It’s a 20 minute walk from the city centre and mostly uphill but well worth it. Highly recommended.
Written August 31, 2020
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Robert
Evenley, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Great, passionate tour from Steven. Did the £40 Whisky Tour at 6pm on Friday with 2 friends. Would recommend for anyone interested in how drinks are made or just for general interest.

Got the history of whisky and the production at the distillery, then had a tour of the distillery and the lab, plus whisky tasting and asking any questions you want.
Written October 22, 2022
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Thanks a lot Robert, happy to hear that you enjoyed Steve- our veritable mine of whisky knowledge!
Written October 24, 2022
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Andy H
Tonbridge, UK692 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
What an excellent tour and tasting - and I was the designated driver and still enjoyed the experience. Our host was informative and interesting (and funny) and the whole experience was a blast. The gin I took home and tasted is excellent - my family really enjoyed the trip..I imagine a few parties start here!!
Written March 16, 2020
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Emma H
Abingdon, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
My friend and I did the Saturday morning tour for our birthdays. Leslie was our tour guide and was very funny as well as being extremely knowledgeable about the different products that are made. We visited the lab and the place where it’s all made and was very interesting. We got to try all the gin and vodka so that was a bonus too! Would definitely book again for a girls day out. It’s a hidden gem tucked away that I wouldn’t have known was there had we not done the tour.
Written February 23, 2020
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AMCT
Buckingham, UK119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Husband booked this tour as part of my BIG birthday celebrations as I love Gin. We had a fabulous time. Started with a tasting of Vodka, which even though I’m not a Vodka drinker was excellent then on to the invention room, followed by the distillery. Met the Master Distiller & then back for more tasting. They have 3 core Gins, which are all fabulous but the Toad one is in my opinion the best, I got a bottle for home. A brilliant tour & distillery run by knowledge & enthusiastic people. Absolutely worth a visit!
Written January 9, 2020
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Rob88
Reading, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Really interesting as different to most distilleries, particularly how they are farming, and the different drinks they are making. I was the only person on the tour which I kind of liked but sure it would be good even with a group. My guide Carmen was really knowledgeable about all the aspects of the distillery and all the farming behind it which really makes this distillery stand out
Written December 8, 2022
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Farming is our passion, thanks for your appreciation...and Carmen knows her stuff!
Written December 19, 2022
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Denis K
Tepotzlan, Mexico1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Highly recommended! Our tour guide was a great host, v funny and superb storyteller (my memory is somewhat hazy for whatever reason but I believe his name was Mike). We learnt a lot about their processes as well as history from the area.
Written March 15, 2023
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Thanks for sharing our enthusiasm for this amazing story, we are very happy that you enjoyed your Saturday afternoon with us!
Written March 20, 2023
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kathryn h
Isle of Portland, UK214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Visited for a drink prior to going out for a meal. The service was poor there was none of their own gin available to drink or purchase. Waited 15 minutes after ordering for the drinks to be brought gave up and collected them ourselves. It is such a shame as it is a lovely setting.
Written April 19, 2022
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Apologies for this Kathryn, and thanks for the feedback. I can assure you that we are working hard to rectify this issue.
Written April 21, 2022
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