Our Story From Infancy To Present Day

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.

Always keen to keep the collection growing, customers are challenged to call, before their arrival, to check whether a specific gin is within the Library. If not and it passes the Gin Connoisseurs seal of approval, punters are given a free three course meal at The Cotswold Plough in return for bringing the bottle with them.

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 December 2015 The Gin Pantry was on the move. During the Festive Season it made its debut outing to a series of famous Christmas shopping events throughout the Cotswold’s. The Gin Pantry also created a dramatic focal point at a wedding reception during the evening.

If you fancy a Gin Bar at one of your celebrations, (Wedding, Birthday Party etc.) then do get in touch; the Gin Connoisseurs, would only be too delighted to hear from you.

Events

January 2017

6th, 13th, 20th & 27th –  Fever Tree Friday at The Cotswold Plough

28th – Lazy Sunday Tasting Gin

Febuary 2017

3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th –  Fever Tree Friday at The Cotswold Plough

17th – 19th Gin Festival London

24 – 25th – Gin Festival York

26th – Lazy Sunday Tasting Gin

28th – Lazy Sunday Tasting Gin

March 2017

3rd – 5th Gin Festival Glasgow

3rd, 16th, 17th, 24th & 31st –
Fever Tree Friday at The Cotswold Plough

10th – 11th – Gin Festival Blackpool

26th – Lazy Sunday Tasting Gin

April 2017

1st – 2nd – Gin Festival Manchester 

7th, 14th, 21st & 28th –  Fever Tree Friday at The Cotswold Plough

17th – Bank Holiday Monday Tasting Gin

May 2017

1st – Bank Holiday Tasting Gin

5th, 12th, 19th & 26th –  Fever Tree Friday at The Cotswold Plough

5 -6th – Gin Festival Bournemouth 

29th – Bank Holiday Tasting Gina

June 2017

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th –
Fever Tree Friday at The Cotswold Plough

9th – 10th – Gin Festival New Castle Upon Tyne

10th – World Gin Day

25th – Lazy Sunday Tasting Gin

July 2016

7th, 14th, 21st & 28th –  Fever Tree Friday at The Cotswold Plough

31st – Lazy Sunday Tasting Gin

August 2017

4th, 11th, 18th & 25th –  Fever Tree Friday at The Cotswold Plough

28th – Bank Holiday Tasting Gin

September 2017

1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd –  Fever Tree Friday at The Cotswold Plough

24th – Lazy Sunday Tasting Gin

October 2017

6th, 13th, 20th & 27th –  Fever Tree Friday at The Cotswold Plough

29th – Lazy Sunday Tasting Gin

November 2017

3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th –  Fever Tree Friday at The Cotswold Plough

26th – Lazy Sunday Tasting Gin

December 2017

1st, 8th, 15th & 29th –  Fever Tree Friday at The Cotswold Plough

Find Us On The Map

The Gin Pantry is housed within The Cotswold Plough, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX18 2RB; which is 2 miles east of Burford, 20 miles from Oxford, 29 miles from Cheltenham, 72 miles from Birmingham and 16 miles from Swindon.

A Valuable Piece Of Local Knowledge For You
If travelling from the Oxford area by car then choose the A20 / Swindon route rather than the A40 / Witney route. You will save so much time at any time of day.

For those that love the train
Our nearest stations are Oxford, Charlbury and Swindon. We like Charlbury – a great little Cotswold Victorian Station reminds us of the film The Railway Children with the addition of the beautiful drive through the rolling countryside, to us.

If you need a taxi
Wayne is your man – Aston Cars 07778452236, he will give you a special rate.

The Gin Pantry

The Gin Pantry (Housed within) The Cotswold Plough Clanfield Oxfordshire Ox18 2RB ENGLAND

Contact Us

The Gin Pantry (housed within)
The Cotswold Plough
Clanfield
Oxfordshire
Ox18 2RB
ENGLAND

+ 44 (0) 1367 810 222