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Gin Tasting River Cruises

Enjoy an hours cruise on the beautiful Avon through Stratford-upon-Avon. See all the riverside sights including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church, Shakespeare’s burial place, while enjoying a tutored tasting of the craft gins produced by the award winning Shakespeare Distillery, finishing with a glass of Gin & Tonic to toast your captain & crew.

Gin Tasting Cruises Details

We are partnering with the local company Shakespeare Distillery to offer Gin Tasting Cruises to the public.

These cruises will take place every two weeks, on a Saturday starting in April through to October. We will also add trips when demand requires it.

Private Gin Cruises Available on request for larger groups. Please contact the distillery directly.


Shakespeare Distillery will carry out a short talk on Gin whilst providing a tasting of their 3 spirits, as the boat cruises upstream during the first 25 mins of the cruise.

At the end of the tasting, guests will enjoy a Stratford Gin & Tonic (25ml single measure) whilst taking in the remainder of the cruise passing under the bridge and downstream taking in the RSC and church, before returning back to our Boathouse on Swan’s Nest Lane. To mark your Gin Tasting Cruise you get to keep your Gin tumbler from your G&T!

This trip is for over 18s only, and all tickets can be purchased through Shakespeare Distillery’s own website (see link below). Cost is £30.00 per person.

Cruise Dates 2023

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