The Gin Pantry at the Plough Kelmscott

The Gin Pantry at the Plough Kelmscott

Oxfordshire’s Premier Gin Experience - The Gin Pantry

A remarkable pub, within a short stroll of the River Thames and right next door to Kelmscott Manor, (the home of William Morris, and currently undergoing a multi-million-pound restoration with a view to reopening in 2021), The Plough at Kelmscott is exactly what you picture when you think of a cosy English country pub

Built from sandy coloured Cotswold stone with a plethora of original beams and fireplaces, The Plough offers excellent accommodation, delicious well priced food, a great local brew and now, most of all, one of the greatest collections of gins in the country

The Gin Pantry has recently re-located to Kelmscott from Clanfield, a few miles distant, where, over the last ten years, it had built an unrivalled reputation for holding fascinating blending and tasting experiences as well as, of course, an almost unequalled choice of innovative gins to sample

The seed of an idea was planted many moons ago by Martin Agius, founder of various restaurants, brasseries & a hotel, over the last 35 years

In 2011, a small but considered gin shelf, consisting of ten bottles within The Cotswold Plough Hotel, evolved into The Gin Pantry that we know today. It consists of a dedicated room, cascading with bottles of Gin from all over the World. Guests are invited to open & smell the various bottles to aid their choice & knowledgeable staff, are on stand by, to help if needed

As you can imagine, the combinations available with so many different tonics & bitters on offer; are endless. We often get asked, ‘‘Should one put in lemon, lime, mint or even lavender?’’ The answer is, talk to us about what you like, & let us recommend, or why not experiment with different blends, & discover something new each time

The Gin Connoisseurs have been so excited about Gin, that they have launched a series of Gin Experiences, all of which can be bought online in the form of fantastic Gift Vouchers. Each creates a novel present for those individuals that are a nightmare to buy for, as they have it all, or simply a treat for yourself, or for any Gin lover you know!

In October 2016 The Gin Pantry Connoisseurs launched their own brand of Gin: Gin In A Tin. With an infinite amount of knowledge, coupled with years of sharing his passion for the beautiful juniper berry, Martin began a quest to find his ultimate gin and commenced blending his own collection to share

The Costwold Gin Pantry

And so, Gin In A Tin was born! These gins are all behind the bar


To book your gin experience visit To find us put GL7 3HG into your satnav and come for a short walk down the young river Thames followed by a magnificent G&T and something delicious to eat 

Robin Shuckburgh

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