River Avon Gin Cruises

Gin Cruise on the RIver Avon

Enjoy a 50 minute cruise on the beautiful River 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.

We are partnering with Avon Boating to offer Gin cruises to the public for the first time in 2019! These cruises will take place at 6pm on selected weekend dates each month from June – October.

We will carry out a short talk on Gin whilst providing a tasting of our 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 led by the Avon Boating crew, passing under the bridge and downstream taking in the RSC and church, before returning back to their Boathouse on Swan’s Nest Lane.


Approx. 50-60 mins

2019 remaining dates:

1 September  - SOLD OUT
14 September - SOLD OUT (check Avon Boating website for limited availability)
5 October  - new date added

The experience includes:

  • Gin and Tonic
  • Guided tasting of 3 spirits
  • 50 minute River Avon cruise


£20 for adults only (18+)

We also offer distillery tours, for information on this click here.

We look forward to welcoming you on-board this summer.

Avon BoatingAvon Boating offer the original 40 Minute River Cruise on their famous fleet of Edwardian vessels. For over 100 years they have been hiring out small boats from the Boathouse and running passenger vessels on the Avon. The river, one of the finest reaches for boating in the country, has remained virtually unchanged in all this time. It is still a real delight, a pleasure to be out on its peaceful waters. Come and relax and enjoy it with us.


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