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Plymouth Gin Distillery Team Building

60 Southside Street
The Barbican

Tel: 01752 665292

Plymouth Gin Outside

About us

Black Friars Distillery, the working home of Plymouth Gin since 1793, is the oldest working gin distillery in England and is situated in the heart of the historic port city of Plymouth.

The building dates back to the early 1400’s with the oldest part of the building – the Refectory, a medieval hall with a fine hull-shaped timber roof, dating back to 1431.

Take a guided tour and learn about the art of making the world-famous Plymouth Gin, enjoy a tutored tasting of the range and then relax in the Refectory cocktail lounge – the ultimate place to enjoy a cocktail and where the Pilgrim Fathers are said to have spent their last night before setting sail in the Mayflower to the New World. Connoisseur Tours are available for small groups – discover even more fascinating secrets – contact us for details. Group evening tours are also available by appointment. Availability on all tours is limited so please do call to book.

Enjoy the finest West Country produce at the Barbican Kitchen Brasserie – the exciting dining experience from the Tanner brothers serving lunch and dinner. Call 01752 604448 for reservations.

Tours: Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 4.30; Sunday 11.30 - 3.30

Shop opening times vary slightly to the tours:

Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 5.30; Sunday 11.00 – 5.00

Map & Directions

Road Directions

In Plymouth city centre, follow signs for the “Historic Barbican''.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Approx 200 metres away located on Vauxhall Street.