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Calling all Tarquin's Cornish Gin fans - our humble Distillery, nestled on a windswept hilltop overlooking the Wild Cornish Coast is now open for you all to visit...

We're beyond excited to be able to open our Distillery doors and warmly welcome you on an intimate behind-the-scenes tour to see where our craft and passion come alive.

There's nothing that we at Team Tarquin love more than introducing both old and new-found friends to our four leading Copper Ladies; Tamara, Senara, Ferrara and Tressa.

We'll tell you the inspiring story of how we first began; educate you about the unique botanicals we use and the particular characteristics they each bring to the mix; explain the special processes behind our production; and finally take you on a delicious tasting flight through our core gin range.

So, come join us on the ultimate Cornish Gin experience as we guide you around Tarquin's HQ.



The Tarquin’s Cornish Gin Experience


(Total Tour Time = 90 mins)

  • Welcome Tarquin’s Dry & Tonic – Enjoy our original Tarquin’s Cornish Gin (25ml) perfect serve.
  • Introduction to the History of Tarquin’s Gin – our conception, ethos and growth.
  • Botanical Masterclass – touch and smell the building blocks of our gin.
  • Walking Tour of the Distillery – meet our copper stills and see where the Cornish magic happens.
  • Complimentary Tutored Tasting of the core 4 gins – perfectly paired with a mixer.
    • Designated Drivers will be able to select a free 5cl Mini Bottle (of their choice) to enjoy at home.


Additional Optional Experiences:

  • WAX your own Bottle!
    • A special Distillery Exclusive – take home your very own ‘one-of-a-kind’ personal bottle.
    • Become part of the Tarquin’s Team and experience the iconic waxing process first-hand.
    • Only available in our flagship Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin (70cl – 42% abv).
    • Bottle Price = £35 (70cl)

NB/ With every tour ticket purchased, you can claim a £5 discount in the Distillery Shop when you purchase £30 or more.

  • Only one £5 discount can be applied to a single transaction over £30


Over 18’s only. Please get in touch if you have any access requirements.
A soft drink option will be made available on arrival for those not drinking.

Tour days and times


Thursdays:  6:30pm-8pm  |  Fridays:  6:30pm-8pm

Saturdays:  11am-12:30pm  |  2pm-3:30pm

Sundays:  11am-12:30pm  |  2pm-3:30pm

(Times are subject to change. Please select a date to find available times)

Price Per Person £15

The "Crafted in Cornwall" Event Series

Come join us as we proudly host a series of monthly events to celebrate the hand-crafted products of Cornwall.

Hosted in Tarquin’s original distillery unit, a humble cattle-shed just outside Padstow, these exclusive evening events will have 3 speakers per month, each a representative of some of the great brands and products that have helped make Cornwall notorious for high quality hand-crafted products.


30th October - 6pm-8pm


27th November – 6pm-8pm


18th December – 6pm-8pm

  • Tregothnan Tea Home of the first English grown tea and a personal favourite of Tarquin
  • Further speakers TBC.


The entire £5 per ticket price will be donated to a local charity of our choice.

Tickets are extremely limited, select ‘CRAFTED IN CORNWALL EVENTS SERIES’ and check availability in our events calendar (see above).


NB/ on the evening of each event you'll also get the chance to buy and WAX YOUR OWN BOTTLE - of our latest Limited-Edition Tarquin's Cornish "Figgy Pudding" Gin (42% abv) - the ultimate DIY Christmas gift!

CICES - event poster (Event ticket Artwork -S)

Additional Information

Please note before you arrive

  • Due to the size of our facilities and the intimacy of our tours, we regret to inform that we can only accommodate over 18's (ID may be required upon request).
  • For WAX your own bottle, you will be asked to sign a health and safety form.
  • Please note, the distillery is an industrial setting - guests must be dressed appropriately for entry; no high heels or open toed shoes.
  • Smoking is strictly not permitted onsite.
  • The distillery itself is a working environment and can get very hot in the Summer and very cold in the Winter. Please dress accordingly.
  • The site is wheelchair-accessible in all areas. However, please let us know in advance so we can be fully prepared for your specific requirements.
  • We kindly request you book a Tour in advance as numbers are strictly limited and we may not be able to accommodate guests without prior booking.
  • This is a working farm and we kindly request you respect our neighbours privacy and solace and ask that you both arrive and leave in a considerate manner.


Southwestern Distillery

First and foremost we'd like to stress the importance we place on responsible drinking. Samples will be poured in moderation - to be enjoyed and savoured.

Therefore, if you're making your own way to and from Distillery, please ensure that you have a designated driver organised. Thank you for respecting this.

Postcode for Sat Nav:

PL27 7SH

Physical address:

Southwestern Distillery, Higher Trevibban Farm, Wadebridge, PL27 7SH

NB/ Tours will start from our Visitor's Centre (Unit 6) - as you turn in to the farm complex from the main road, head straight down to the buildings directly in front of you. Keep an eye out for our blue flags. This is where you'll be introduced to our Tarquin's Team and meet the other guests on your tour.

Due to limited onsite facilities, try and avoid arriving more than 15 minutes early.


Please kindly park in front of Unit 6 or Unit 11.

We share the farm with a number of other industries, so please try to park within our allotted spaces. We're all about keeping the best neighbourly relations.


Local Taxi Companies:

Why not leave the car at home and let someone else play designated driver. Then everyone can safely have a drink and we have no worries!

If you'd like help with suggestions for a local taxi company then please email: 

or phone: 01841540121

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