We’ve launched our own gin!

By Steph


31st August 2023

We are excited to announce that we have just launched our small batch artisan gin that celebrates Suffolk’s best produce. Our gin has been carefully curated by The Heart of Suffolk distillery in the nearby village of Bacton. An independent, family-run business that focuses on small hand-crafted batch gins using the traditional pot distil method.

Tying into some of Retreat East’s key principles, the gin focuses on using produce from their own organic Kitchen Garden; from hand-picked strawberries, blackberries, rhubarb, plums and foraged botanicals - giving an authentic taste of Suffolk, its heritage, its landscapes and its people. 

The Suffolk fruits & hand-crushed botanicals will be blended with a London Dry style fin to create a distinct, fresh and flavoursome taste with fruitful aromas. Paying homage to the 16th-century dairy farm, it will be presented in traditional glass brown medicine bottles with a cork stopper. Encapsulating the essence of Suffolk’s natural bounty, the Retreat East gin is a testament to the region’s rich heritage. 

Our gin will be created in small batches of 100 and be available to order from our award-winning Suffolk retreat. The limited edition gin will be sold exclusively at Retreat East for £35. You can also taste our gin in our Great Barn restaurant where you can sample it with a cold tonic or in our Kitchen Garden Gin Twist cocktail.