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The Oxford Artisan Distillery Tour

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
The Oxford Artisan Distillery Tour

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Taste and discover grass-to-glass spirits at TOAD (The Oxford Artisan Distillery.) The 1-hour tour gives you a behind the scenes look at the distilling process, with stops at the Old Threshing Barn, the lab, and the distillery itself.  Your tour is lead by a team member, ensuring an immersive and comprehensive experience. Try two of TOAD’s gins and vodka at the end of your visit.
  • Taste locally produced gin and vodka
  • Enjoy a tour by a member of the distilling team
  • Observe the key steps for making spirits
  • Learn the history of the grain-to-glass process
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Spirits tasting
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
The Oxford Artisan Distillery , Old Depot, South Park, Cheney Ln, Headington, Oxford OX3 7QJ, UK

The distillery is 1.8 miles from the Oxford City Centre, at the top of South Park next to Oxford Brookes University, and easily accessible by bus

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult - children under 18 are free if accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age for tasting is 18 years (you may be asked to provide ID)
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Oxford Artisan Distillery
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during The Oxford Artisan Distillery Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during The Oxford Artisan Distillery Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by The Oxford Artisan Distillery Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Oxford Artisan Distillery Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by The Oxford Artisan Distillery Tour.

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Good day out
, Apr 2022
Sarah Guide was fantastic very knowledgeable funny The tastings were good fun interesting looking round Distillery had a great time
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks very much Kim, happy that you enjoyed it!
Fab experience
, Mar 2022
Booked this tour as a gift for my husband, we had a great experience here, fantastic host (Edward) if I remember correctly, he really made the whole experience, his knowledge and humour was top notch!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thanks very much, glad to hear we are keeping the story entertaining!
Great tasting session and tour of a distillery
, Jan 2022
Really enjoyed it - very informative talk, and absolutely loved the tasting part of it :) I would have liked to have a look at what was inside the huge vats but appreciate this probably wouldn't have been very practical or safe! I'll definitely be recommending this again
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks Rachael, we have added Vat Viewing Platforms to our wish list!
Great, informative experience
, Dec 2021
Steven is obviously passionate about what he does and, as a result, was able to give a detailed account of the gin making process. We were able to sample several gins as the story was told which added to the experience. The gin and tonic to start and the 'pudding' (sloe gin) were an added bonus. Overall, we highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks Chris, we are really lucky that our tour guides are often seen helping the distillers! Glad you enjoyed the beautiful gin too.
Great fun!
, Aug 2021
Our guide Sarah was excellent. Very knowledgeable and made it a fun experience. A welcome drink followed by a generous taste of the products made. Interesting to talk to one of the artisans working there too and watch the process in action.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks Keith, it's great to be able to share the real process of making spirits with interested folk!
Nice time
, Aug 2021
Cool thing for people who are interested in the entire process of making a given alcohol. In my case, Gin. Some interesting information about which I did not know. Great time and tasting. I recommend 🙂👏
A new spirit!
, Oct 2020
Highly informative and well presented. This package is half a tasting event and half a tour of the distillery. (So, come by public transport! No driving!) The tasting was accompanied by a very knowledgeable and entertaining background talk and a sniffing of botanicals. Fantastic! The drinks we sampled are excellent. Vodka, gin, rye etc. The tour itself is not very long as it is a small place! But it was great to the see this equipment in use. The noise in the distillery room was a bit loud. But there was time for Q&A afterwards. There is, of course, a shop! Easy to get to by bus.

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