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 (within The Cotswold Plough Hotel), consisting of ten bottles 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 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.

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.

In January 2020, The Cotswold Gin Pantry was on the move again after The Cotswold Plough was sold.  A new bespoke gin room was created at The Plough Inn, Kelmscott. A separate room to showcase all the gins alongside our very own room to hold our Gin Blending and Tasting experiences.

And so, Gin In A Tin was born!

Today this bespoke collection of gins of distinction, in tins, is brought straight to your door by subscription, either
Monthly . Bi-monthly Quarterly. All blends can be bought online at www.gininatin.co.uk and you can sample them inside The Gin Pantry too.