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Gin tasting

Gin tasting


The Collection Yard,
Bawdon Lodge Farm,
Charley Road, Nanpantan Road,
Nanpantan, Loughborough,
LE12 9YE


Take a tour of our working craft distillery, discovering the history of gin and the fine art of distilling. World renowned master distiller Jamie Baxter will guide you through process of creating your own bespoke and unique gin. You’ll then distill, bottle and seal your own 70cl bottle before adding a personalised label ready to take home!

Facilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Opening details

Open by appointment only


£95 per person with a discount for groups of 6 or more.


  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesService dogs are NOT allowed:
  • working distillery producing alcohol

  • YesAudible alarm system



See location of 45 Gin School on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 492151  Lat: 52.73175 Long: -1.27178

By car: M1: Travelling North:

Leave the M1 at junction 22, take the 2nd exit turning heading towards Coalville, get into the right hand lane as you will be turning right at the roundabout which is 700 metres off of the M1 onto the B591 (Copt oak road) stay on this road for 2.5 miles. You will be turning right at Charley Crossroads onto Charley road where our distillery / gin school can be found immediately on the right hand side.
Travel time approx. 7 minutes from the M1

M1: Travelling South:

Leave the M1 at junction 23, take the 3rd exit heading towards Shepshed on the B512. After 500 metres turn left at the traffic lights onto the B591 (Ingleberry Road). You will stay on this road for approx. 1.5 miles until you come to a staggered crossroads. Turn right onto the B591. After approx. 1 mile you will be turning left at Charley Crossroads where our distillery / gin school can be found immediately on the right hand side.
Travel time approx. 9 minutes from the M1

Travelling from Loughborough:

Head out on the Forest Road which becomes Nanpantan Road, stay on this continuous road for approx. 5 miles. At Charley Crossroads turn Left onto Charley Road where our distillery / ginschool can be found immediately on the right hand side.
Travel Time approx. 10 minutes from Loughborough

By public transport: Our Distillery is a 10 minute taxi Journey from Loughborough station.

Parking: free