Cornwall’s newest visitor attraction now open: English Spirit Distillery at Treguddick

Laura White
Laura White

English Spirit have opened the doors of their new state-of-the-art distillery today, Friday, 1st October. After three years of planning and building, the team can’t wait to welcome locals and visitors alike to their new home at Treguddick Manor, Launceston.

The new distillery sits in a renovated agricultural building, in the grounds of the historic manor house. Standing at over 620 square metres in size, the architecturally designed space will house a café, bar, distillery shop, and of course, the distillery.

Along with a lakeside patio area, perfect for relaxing in the glorious Cornish sunshine, and a landscaped garden housing five geodesic domes, growing a range of produce and botanicals.

The English Spirit team can’t wait to take visitors on distillery tours and tastings, captivating them with the intricacies of making the highest quality spirits, giving guests an authentic experience.

Whilst on the tour, visitors will learn about the production process first-hand, and how the distillery team turns the copper pot still, before bottling up their award-winning spirits.

Tour guests will also be invited to wander around the geodesic grow domes, offering a sensory experience like no other. Inspired by a local landmark, the Eden Project, there will be a wide variety of plants and botanicals sprouting across the 900 square metres of growing space, including juniper for the gin, a range of citrus trees, and fresh herbs for garnishes.

Visitors may also be fascinated to know that deep within the ground of Treguddick Manor sits an aquifer, an underground lake at 65 metres deep. The distillery team will use a borehole and filtration system to extract the spring water that will be used in every bottle, producing truly English spirits, filled with Cornish soul.

“This has been a real journey for us: we have spent the last three years planning, designing, project managing, and building our new distillery, and now it’s finally ready to share
with the world.

We’ve poured our heart and soul into building a new home worthy of our wonderful spirits, and so we can’t wait to welcome everybody inside to show them around,” comments James Lawrence, General Manager at Treguddick.

Showcasing the very best the South West has to offer is the mission of the bar and café at Treguddick. The team are proud to work with a variety of local suppliers to source the freshest seasonal ingredients; carefully selecting Cornish Coffee for their quality beans, Philip Warren for their high-quality cured meats, and Thatchers Cider from Somerset, to name a few.

The bar will also be an impressive feature of the new distillery, stocking over 40 different spirits and liqueurs, all made by the distillery. English Spirit believes this will make the bar unique.

Whether customers fancy a mouth-watering vodka, a divine gin, an experimental single malt, luscious liqueur, or a tipple of Britain’s original rum, Old Salt, they will most definitely be delighted by their serve.

For more information about English Spirit, visit

Local Life