GIN SCHOOL FAQS


When will I receive my Gin School Gift Voucher?
Please allow 3-5 working days for the arrival of your Gift Voucher by First Class Royal Mail.

How do I redeem my Gin School Gift Voucher?
Visit Salcombe Gin School
Click book now and select your preferred lesson date and time (subject to availability).
Fill out your details.
At checkout, select Gift Voucher as your method of payment and enter your Gift Voucher code.
You will receive a confirmation of your booking by email.

How long is a Gin School Gift Voucher valid for?
Your Gift Voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and can be redeemed on any available Gin School lesson within that time period.

I have a Gift Voucher for ‘A Gin School lesson for one’ that I would like to redeem. Can I book ‘A Gin School lesson for two to share’ instead?
Yes you can. Select ‘A Gin School Lesson for two to share’. Upon checkout, enter your Gift Voucher code. You will then have the option to pay the additional £50 by debit/credit card or paypal.

How do I book a Gin School Lesson?
Visit Salcombe Gin School
Click book now and select your preferred lesson date and time (subject to availability).
Fill out your details and pay by debit/credit card or paypal on checkout.
You will receive a confirmation of your booking by email.

What shall I do if I don’t receive a booking confirmation by email? 
If you do not receive a booking confirmation, please email ginschool@salcombedistilling.com or call 01548 288 180. 

How many places are there at a Gin School lesson?
There are ten mini copper pot stills at our Gin School and we can accommodate a maximum of two people per still.

I’ve booked ‘A Gin School lesson for one’ but would now like to bring someone with me. Can I change my booking?
If you would like to change your booking to ‘A Gin School lesson for two to share’, please email ginschool@salcombedistilling.com        or call  01548 288 180.

I’ve purchased ‘A Gin School lesson for two to share’. Do we both create a bottle of gin? 
‘A Gin School lesson for two’ entitles two persons to two places at Gin School where they will share one mini copper pot still to distil one bottle of gin to share.

When can I attend the Gin School for my lesson?
You can attend any available Gin School Lesson.
We host Gin School lessons on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons at 2pm. 

How long is a Gin School Lesson? 
A Gin School lesson is 3 hours long and we recommend you allow additional time afterwards to enjoy a ‘Salcombe & Tonic’ or your ‘newly created gin’ at the end of the lesson in our Distillery Bar.

Will I get to taste my Gin?
Yes you will be able to taste your gin. Our distiller will advise you when and how to best taste your gin during the distillation process. You can also taste your gin at the end of the lesson in our Distillery bar.

How much gin will I make?
You will make a 70cl bottle of gin to take home with you.
You will also have enough gin for a double measure (50ml) which you can also take home with you although many like to take it over to the bar with them at the end of the lesson to taste and enjoy their gin with some tonic and a range of garnishes in our Distillery Bar.

Are drinks included in the lesson? 
We offer two ‘Salcombe & Tonics’ per person during the Gin School lesson – one on arrival and a second during the distillation process. (Soft drinks / coffee are also available if preferred). Any additional drinks can be purchased from the bar.

Can I take photos during my Gin School lesson?
Yes, you can take photographs during your lesson.

Where do I go for my Gin School Lesson? 
Your Gin School lesson will start in our Distillery Bar at The Boathouse (28 Island Street, Salcombe, TQ8 8DP) before heading next door to the Gin School (30 Island Street) above The Tonic Art Gallery.

Do you have disabled access at the Gin School?
Those requiring disabled access should contact us prior to making a booking as unfortunately there is no lift facility at our Gin School.

Where can I park? 
The nearest car parks are just a few minutes walk away from our Gin School. There is a long stay car park on Gould Road and a short stay car park (max 3 hrs) on Shadycombe Road . During peak seasonal periods, there is also a park and ride facility from Main Road (A381). Please note that there is no car parking facility at the Distillery, Bar or Gin School.

Where is the nearest train station? 
The nearest train station is Totnes approx 20 miles / 35mins away.

Where shall I head to eat before/after my Gin School lesson?
There are a number of great pubs, restaurants and cafes all within easy walking distance of the distillery.

Where can I find out more about what there is to see and do nearby?
There is lots to do in Salcombe and the surrounding area. We would recommend having a look at the Salcombe Tourist Information Centre website, where you can also download a copy of the Salcombe guide.

Where can I stay nearby?
Salcombe offers lots of accommodation options including B&Bs, pubs with rooms, hotels and apartments/cottages/houses to rent. For more information visit Salcombe accommodation

Can I reschedule my booking for a Gin School lesson?
If you need to reschedule your Gin School lesson, please contact us as soon as possible and no later than 7 days prior to your booking by emailing ginschool@salcombedistilling.com or calling 01548 288 180
We will do our best to reschedule your booking although we may not always have the availability for your preferred date.

Can I cancel my booking for a refund at any point?
If you would like to cancel your booking and request a refund then please do so by emailing ginschool@salcombedistilling.com or calling 01548 288 180. Please note that we require a minimum of 7 days notice and that bookings paid for by a Gift Voucher are non-refundable.

Is it possible to arrange a private lesson at Gin School?
If you would like to find out more about booking a private Gin School lesson, then please contact us by emailing ginschool@salcombedistilling.com or calling 01548 288 180.

Do you offer any group discounts for Gin School?
If you would like to find out more about group bookings and discounts for Gin School, then please contact us by emailing ginschool@salcombedistilling.com or calling 01548 288 180.

I have a question that’s not listed here. How can I get in touch? 
Please email your question to ginschool@salcombedistilling.com or call 01548 288 180.