Combermere Estate welcomes new award-winning Gin Distillery Tenant
The Combermere Estate has extended its rural business offer by adding Cheshire business Three Wrens Gin distillery to its roster. The award-winning distillery business has taken more than 4,400 sq ft of space in formerly redundant cattle shed, creating a production, packaging, and gin school facility in its new headquarters at Juniper House.
This new business sits alongside Parkview Business Centre on the edge of the estate and celebrates its ongoing diversification goals. Combermere also runs a vibrant hospitality and events business in other restored and repurposed estate buildings. The project was managed by Peter Beckett of Askari, which has already undertaken several other estate conversions.
The distillery held its first open event 10 days ago which was a great success, and Christina Trevanion, well-known face on the BBC and local auctioneer, cut the ribbon to open the distillery a few days before. She said: “It is wonderful to see a local business thriving and expanding and moving into larger premises at Combermere. Not only is it wonderful to see the utilisation of what was an existing cattle shed, after the past two years of challenging circumstances, it is exciting to see this Cheshire-based business expanding and I wish them the very best of luck.”
Nick Wadeson, Managing Director and founder of Three Wrens Gin adds: “Our fabulous larger premises can now accommodate up to 36 people in the gin school and an accessible new location for drop in traffic. Our goal is to create a centre of excellence for both our gin production and a top-class show round facility for customers and visitors. The expanded venue will also offer distilling experiences and tours at the premises.”
Sarah Callander Beckett, owner of Combermere Estate finishes with: “We are thrilled to have attracted such a vibrant young business, giving them the opportunity to expand and support the visitor economy in the rural areas. This collaboration enhances the estate philosophy of renovating redundant buildings and breathing new life by repurposing them for today. There is definitely a synergy between our existing holiday cottages and luxury B&B offer and this new business.”
Today, the Combermere Estate extends to 1,110 acres and as well as its hospitality offer in restored historic properties, runs an organic farming operation. Parkview Business Centre, a vibrant mixed-use operation of offices, light industrial as well as The Old Piggery Café sits alongside the new distillery on the A530 between Nantwich and Whitchurch.
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