At Ramsbury our ambition when it comes to sustainability and quality knows no bounds..
At Ramsbury we are farmers first, and we use our deep-rooted understanding that the more we care for the landscape around us, the more it will give us. Situated amongst the 19,000 acres of land on the Ramsbury estate is our distillery, with the milling shed sat just next door. Besides that sits our own orchard and lake. Behind, fields of our Horatio and Spotlight wheat grow, which will be harvested on precisely the day that is best because as farmers, we know the land and the crop as well as we know how to make a fine gin.
Sustainability is at the heart of Ramsbury Estate, and we have always looked for ways to reduce our reliance on non-renewable energy sources. It is with this mind that we decided to install a 106KWp solar panel installation to the roof area of our Distillery. To see this in action, click ‘Live Solar’ in our menu or visit here.
We source water from our own well for the distilling.
We harvest our Horatio and Spotlight wheat especially chosen for its flavour characteristics.
We mill the wheat just next to the distillery.
We pick quince from our own orchard.
Fallen trees are chopped to heat our bio-mass boiler.
The spent wheat is used to feed our cattle.
Manure from the cattle is used to fertilize our fields.
Our 43-plate column still and state of the art equipment create incredibly smooth and delicious single estate spirits.
The waste water is funnelled back to the surrounding nature, through a series of reed beds providing natural filtration.
After the water is filtered through each reed-bed, it ends up in our pond where wildlife can happily flourish.
How It All Works
At Ramsbury we practice environmental conscious farming. We use the perfect blend of tradition and innovation to produce spirits with the highest quality and the lowest environmental impact.
Our copper stills use the steam generated by a bio-mass boiler fed by our own sustainable woodland. Once the distilling is complete, the spent grains are fed to the animals on the farms. The wastewater is cleaned by a wildlife-friendly reed bed system, which then feeds into our lake.
The Bell at Ramsbury
Tucked within the Wiltshire countryside, our 300-year old former coaching inn is situated in the beautiful village of Ramsbury. The village is surrounded by some of the most picturesque landscapes in the county, with the River Kennet running directly through it, idyllic cottages line the streets and rolling chalk hills flank the centre. Inside The Bell is the perfect combination of rustic charm and modern sophistication. With spectacular oak beams complemented by spacious, light and welcoming areas as well as boutique guest rooms where you can relax and enjoy your stay with us.Book Now