• Plymouth Gin

    The oldest working gin distillery in England

Plymouth Gin Distillery Tour 

Plymouth Distillery | Gin Distillery Plymouth | Plymouth Gin Factory 


Plymouth Gin's building is a national monument. The Black Friars Distillery dates back to the early 1400s. The most intact part of the distillery is the Refectory Room, a medieval hall with a fine hull-shaped timber roof built in 1431. It is one of the oldest buildings in Plymouth and is protected as a precious national monument. Not least because it’s now also an important centre of excellence for gin cocktail making.

Unless you have been living under a rock the last few years, chances are you have noticed that gin is very much the modern booze. The Plymouth Gin Royal Navy Strength bottle brand is undeniably a firm favourite. Read more in our why is gin so popular blog.

Plymouth Gin Tour

Discover the history of the hallowed Black Friars Distillery and get an introduction to the centuries-old Plymouth Gin distillation process. The tour includes a short tutored tasting of Plymouth Dry Gin and Plymouth Sloe Gin. It is the perfect introduction to the unique blend of exotic botanicals and their colourful partner in the craft, the sloe berry. You can even upgrade to a Connoisseur's or Master Distillers' tour, which includes an in-depth blind tasting of five gins, to compare the different styles and tastes.

Plymouth Gin Bar | The Refectory

The Refectory Cocktail Bar is a unique and vibrant lounge situated within this historic distillery. The surroundings are elegant and comfortable. World-class cocktails are mixed by highly qualified cocktail bartenders. Please note after 7pm on Friday and Saturday; it is only open to members.

More information


Bedrooms at Future Inn Plymouth

Hotel near Plymouth Gin Distillery

Getting to the Barbican. Plymouth Gin is found at The Barbican, a 19-minute drive from Future Inn Plymouth.  Alternatively, it would take around 34 minutes on public transport, with regular buses going from outside the hotel. Or 26 minutes by bike. Did you know we're a cycle-friendly hotel?   

Future Inn Plymouth is an ideal base for the night, offering various-sized bedrooms, including rooms that can sleep up to four adults or a family. In fact, under 12s stay for free. Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers.

Make a Reservation

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Book your stay online, where we guarantee the best rate, or with our Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or reservations.plymouth@futureinns.co.uk 

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant (you'll also get double points, too!) and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Dishes on the menu in Fishbone Restaurant

Plymouth Restaurant

Fishbone Restaurant is ideal for fueling up before or after visiting the Barbican. Every day the team serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. An early-bird dining menu starts at 4pm and you can indulge on 3 courses for £25

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Devon and Cornwall drink selection includes Atlantic IPA, Offshore, Tarquins Gin and Plymouth Gin. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £15 cocktails.

Bookings can be made on 01752 701000 or fishbone@futureinns.co.uk. Alternatively, you can book online:


Need Assistance?

Call Now

Send an Enquiry

Sign Up to Our Newsletter