What happens when a 17th century castle, located in the picturesque Warwickshire countryside, meets an award-winning local gin? You are left with the most iconic gin distillery in the United Kingdom. If you don’t believe us, come, and see for yourself!
The Castle at Edgehill is steeped in local, English history – overlooking the site of the Battle of Edgehill, which took place on 23rd October 1642. The tower was built 100 years later by Sanderson Miller and is said to mark the spot where King Charles I raised the standard before the two sides clashed. The tower, also known as the ‘Radway’ or ‘Round Tower’, was intended to replicate Guy’s Tower at nearby Warwick Castle.
The Castle first became a pub in 1822, when it was sold by Sanderson Miller and was then acquired by the Hook Norton Brewery in 1922, with Mark Higgs, the current tenant, taking over the lease in 2013.
Award-winning local distiller, Daniel Beckett, who runs Pinnock Distillery, will be bringing all of his craftsmanship and knowledge to Mark’s truly archetypal tower setting. Together, these two knew they had the potential to create one of the most iconic and breath-taking micro gin distilleries and so, the Castle Gin School was born.
THE CASTLE GIN SCHOOL EXPERIENCES
At the Castle Gin School, you will take charge of a mini copper pot still to develop your very own gin recipe, by choosing from our extensive range of citrus, herbal, floral and spice botanicals, or alternatively you can bring your own along. At the very end of the session, you will be able to bottle and label your own unique creation in a 70cl bottle.
You can also join us for one of our shorter, informative taster sessions, where you will get to try the full range of spirits produced by Pinnock Distillery.
*Please note, the gin school is situated at the top of the Radway Tower. To reach the school, you will be required to climb 57 stairs, 20 of which are a narrow, spiral staircase. If you are concerned that yourself, or a member of your party, will have difficulty accessing the tower, please contact our team on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss alternative arrangements prior to booking tickets.
Book Your Gin School Experience:
£99 for 1
£125 for 2 (to share)
The ultimate gin experience for two people where they will share one mini copper still to make one 70cl bottle of gin to share.
(approx 3 hours)
This experience includes:
Samples of the Pinnock Gin range and 3 complimentary G&Ts.
Make your own gin with step-by-step guidance through the fascinating distillation process.
Sample and name your unique creation before bottling it ready to take home with you (70cl bottle).
10% off in the Pinnock Distillery shop
Book Your Gin Tasting Experience:
£17.50 per person
(approx. 1 hour)
This experience includes:
Samples of the Pinnock Gin range.
A Complimentary G&T of your choice.
10% off in our Pinnock Distillery shop
For more information about the Castle Gin School experiences, corporate packages, exclusive use and group bookings, please call The Castle at Edgehill on 01295 670255 or email at
Is my gift voucher refundable?
No, gin school vouchers are non-refundable and cannot be used as value towards bar/restaurant/retail purchases.
How do I redeem my gift voucher?
Please contact the gin school team directly on email@example.com to enquire about gin school availability.
How long is a voucher valid for?
Your gift voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and can be redeemed on any available gin school lesson within that time period (subject to availability).
Can I apply my gift voucher to other products or services?
No. Gin school gift vouchers must be redeemed on gin school experiences only.
Do you allow dogs in your gin school?
Whilst The Castle is a dog-friendly pub, due to the location and nature of the gin school, we do not permit dogs in the distillery itself.
I’ve purchased ‘the ultimate gin’ experience for two persons. Do we both create a bottle of gin?
‘The ultimate gin experience for two’ entitles two people to a place at the Gin school where they will share one mini copper pot still to make one 70cl bottle of gin to share.
Is it possible to arrange a private group lesson at the gin school?
Yes, we do offer exclusive use of the gin school. Please contact The Castle at Edgehill directly to enquire about exclusive use.
Do you have disabled access at the gin school?
Unfortunately, there is no lift facility at our Gin School, so we cannot accommodate those requiring disabled access. However, the bar/restaurant downstairs does permit those requiring disabled access, as such, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss alternative arrangements prior to booking tickets.
How long is a gin school lesson?
The ‘ultimate gin experience’ is approximately 3 hours long. The tasting session is approximately 1 hour.