A Family Business
Discover Chew Valley Distillery, an award-winning family-owned gin
distillery nestled in the picturesque village of Bitton, Bristol.
In just over three short years, our passion for crafting exceptional spirits has propelled us to remarkable heights within the industry.
At the heart of our story is the Kelly family: Joe, Amy, and their two lovely children, Freya and Lola.
Joe Kelly, an aircraft engineer by profession, found his true calling in the world of spirits. With unwavering support from his wife, Amy, a midwife and supermum,
Joe devoted every spare moment in 2020 to learning, building, and perfecting the art of distilling. Their hard work and dedication paid off, and Chew Valley Distillery was successfully launched in February 2020.
Our rapid growth and astounding success, fuelled by our award-winning gins, led us to relocate to a new site just a stone's throw away from Joe's cherished childhood playground, the Chew Valley – the inspiration behind
Today, our fully operational distillery, bar, and bottle shop
welcome visitors on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 6 PM.
We also offer tours and tastings for a more immersive gin experience.
In our short but illustrious journey, we have already garnered numerous accolades, a testament to our commitment to quality and excellence:
• World Gin Awards: Best English Navy (Navy Strength)
• World Gin Awards: Silver (London Dry Gin)
• London Spirit Competition: Silver (Navy Strength)
• London Spirit Competition: Bronze (London Dry)
• The Gin Guide Awards 2021: New Distillery of the Year
• The Gin Guide Awards: Winner (London Dry and Navy Strength)
Chew Valley Distillery is more than just a name; it's a symbol of unwavering dedication, exceptional craftsmanship, and a family's passion for creating
truly remarkable gin.
We invite you to join us, support us, and experience the spirit of Chew Valley for yourself.