Chapel Down Gin Works | King’s Cross Gin Bar & Restaurant
Chapel Down Gin Works.
That’s not just a name, it’s a statement of fact.
Because Chapel Down – the Kentish makers of one of Britain’s most award-winningly delicious sparking wines – have now branched out into some good ol’ juniper juice. They’re making it with the grape skins taken from their winemaking process (stripped off of Bacchus grapes, hence the name) before adding botanicals like juniper, coriander, elderflower, orris, angelica, lavender, orange peel and lemon. All in all, it creates a super-premium gin that, well, for want of a better word, works.
To both make & serve the stuff they’ve now cut the ribbon on the Gin Works; a micro-distillery, bar, and restaurant in King’s Cross with wide open windows overlooking Regent’s Canal. The building itself is strangely beautiful, like a monolithic black slab that’s had a gigantic, perfectly semicircular bite taken out of it leaving windows where the teethmarks would be. Inside the place there are two bars, a (forthcoming) restaurant, and said gin-making facilities.
The bars both serve the full range of Chapel Down booze (including their beers & wines), but the go-to order here is the gin & tonic. On the distillery side of things, they’re aiming to create some bookable experiences including tours, tastings, and the chance to make your own gin. And then there’s that restaurant, set to open at the end of January, and featuring a seasonal British menu.
In short, this is the kind of Chapel worth making a pilgrimage to.
NOTE: Chapel Down Gin Works is open now, although the restaurant is set to open at the end of January. You can find out more at their website right HERE.
Chapel Down Gin Works | Goods Way, Kings Cross, N1C 4UR
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