York Gin Shops: Opposite Shambles and in the Station
We have two beautiful shops in the centre of York:
- Sir Thomas Herbert's House, 12 Pavement, YO1 9UP (opposite the famous Shambles)
- York Railway Station, YO24 1AB (between the main entrance and platform 3)
The famously friendly and knowledgeable York Gin team can help with all your gin and York questions.
Both shops are open every day except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
They also host fascinating, fun and delicious Gin Tastings. More info and book
York Gin Shop, Pavement - York's best shop 2022
The shop on Pavement is housed in the 16th Century Sir Thomas Herbert's House.
Winner of the Visit York Tourism Awards Shop of the Year title in 2022.
The incredible Tudor building is one of the most photographed of York's many landmarks.
Living up to our motto 'History in the Tasting', it is located opposite York's most famous shopping street, the Medieval Shambles and next door to York's most haunted pub, The Golden Fleece.
Open every day from 10:30am until 5:30pm.
Refill your bottle at York Gin, Pavement
We can now refill any of your old 70cl spirits bottles with your favourite flavour of York Gin.
It’s better to re-use than to throw away or recycle - and there’s a £5 discount too.
Bring in your clean glass bottle - it must be marked 70cl - with a cap or cork that fits, and we'll do the rest.
Thanks to First York for the sustainability grant.
York Gin Railway Station Shop
You'll find York Gin’s railway station shop between the station’s main entrance and platform 3.
The stylish and elegant space celebrates world-class products that are actually made in York and Yorkshire.
The shop stocks York Gin's full range of gins and gifts - with free tasters.
Locally-made beers, soft drinks and snacks cater for travellers and a range of York-made gifts and souvenirs mean they can pick up last-minute presents to take home.
Open every day - hours change depending on time of year.
Gin Tasting Experiences
Our hour-long gin tasting experiences are fun, fascinating and delicious. Everyone who attends loves them.
Here's what you get with the Juniper Package:
- A guided taste of our full range of gins
- Two full G&Ts with paired Fever-Tree tonics, garnishes and ice
- Tips on how to taste gin like a pro (a skill you'll use when you drink all future G&Ts)
- Learn how gin is distilled - and lots of other gin knoweldge
- Find out the stories behind each of the six York Gins
Dog and child friendly
Both York Gin shops are very dog and child friendly.
- All our team adore dogs and give them lots of attention
- Water bowls keep your dog hydrated while you enjoy free tasters of gin
- The kids can enjoy a lemonade taster while you enjoy our gins We really do have a lovely, friendly atmosphere in both shops - we hope to see you soon.
What our customers say - York Gin shop reviews
Beautiful gin and such lovely staff - very willing to talk you through (and sample) all the flavours.
- Becky M, Google
They were so friendly and the gin was lovely. This place is a gem.
- Pen D, TripAdvisor
Fantastic helpful staff helped me to decide what to buy for Christmas gift.
- Stephanie W, Facebook
Puss & Mew historical tasting machine
During the pandemic we redesigned an illegal 18th Century vending machine to keep York Gin Pavement shop's customers safe.
The Puss & Mew vending machine (in the shape of a cat) first appeared on the side of a London house as a way to evade the Gin Act of 1736 (which tried stop the people drinking too much during the ‘Gin Craze’).
A drinker asked if the ‘puss’ had any gin. If it ‘mewed’, they put a coin in its mouth - and the person inside the house would pour some gin that flowed from a pipe in its paw, which went down the drinker’s throat.
The York Gin Perspex version is designed to let customers sample any of our gins in a safe environment.
A shop assistant pours the gin down a tube through a hole in the Perspex glass and into the customer’s disposable cup. This means both customers and staff can socially distance while discussing the gins.
York Gin outside the City Centre
10% off your when you visit the distillery at Poppleton
York Gin Production & Distillery. Poppleton
Get 10% off your gin when you buy directly from our distillery.
The distillery shop is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.
We're the last building on Great North Way.
Search for 'York Gin Poppleton' on Google Maps. (As a brand new building, the postcode hasn't updated yet!)