Chapel Down to open gin bar at King’s Cross

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Wine estate and drinks producer Chapel Down is to open a bar, restaurant, and ‘ginnery’, The Gin Works, at a site in King’s Cross.

The 5,000 sq ft site by Regent’s Canal near Granary Square is still subject to planning permission and licensing but is due to open before Christmas.

As well as incorporating a micro distillery, the site will include undisclosed ‘experiential elements’ and serve the brand’s full range of wines, beers, and spirits.

The new site will be located 38 minutes by train from Chapel Down’s new 1.6 acre brewery, scheduled to open in March 2019.

Frazer Thompson, chief executive, said: “We have been very encouraged by the results of our Chapel Down gin and vodka launch. In a crowded marketplace, we have a distinctive product, beautifully packaged and well priced. We have seen success not only in top end London bars and restaurants such as All Bar One, Mr. Foggs and Mark Hix but also in Majestic and more recently, Tesco.”

Chapel Down reported a rise in sales of 15% in the first six months of 2018 from £4.98m in the same period last year to £5.72m.

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