If you are visiting Stoke on Trent at all during the summer months or even when it is cold and we are opened up again, then please pay a visit to the Castletown Distillery in the heart of the town.
They make their own rum there and you, the customer can mix your own too and it is one of the coolest places I have had the opportunity to visit and give it a 10/10. Staffordshire Gin founders Jay Davies and Claire Gibbs have opened Castletown Distillery Bar and Shop in the former Blues Bar building in Hick Street, Newcastle. The venue offers premium quality spirits, craft beers and hot drinks as well as ‘experience days’ where customers can learn how to distill their own gin, vodka or rum using one of the five mini stills which have been installed at the venue.
The waiting staff were wonderfully pleasant and you were not left waiting long. Obviously due to it being Covid restricted there was limited space, but we found a seat outside and it was a very nice way to spend the afternoon.
They fetch a menu to you and this is a drinks menu and they make the most amazing rum and the different smells are lovely, and it was not too pricy at all. You don’t have to have rum and you can have anything from spirits, lager, ale, diet coke or even a tea or coffee but the whole place is clean, the staff cleaned between patrons and as I stated you were not waiting long to be served.
We were lucky and got in before the rush arrived as it is popular, and the fact that you can have a tour and make your own rum was not lost on some. It is all in all worth a visit.
You are at the back of the high street and there are no cars disturbing you and the people passing are not many and that makes it even nicer, and it was a relaxing way to spend a Saturday afternoon for a couple of hours and if you can then go visit, stay and have a drink….you won’t be disappointed.
The Gin Lab where you can mix and match.