The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD) is a craft distillery located in Oxford’s South Park. They are the only distillery in the world that uses ancient populations of heritage rye, wheat and barley, all sustainably grown exclusively on organic farms within a 50-mile radius of its distillery resulting in spirits with rare and distinctive subtleties. To create their own distinctive field-to-bottle spirits, they have also had to design and build their own fit-for-purpose stills with the help of artisans and engineers from South Devon Railway Engineering.
The distillery welcomes visitors for a behind-the-scenes experience, to discover the principles behind their approach to distilling, and to follow the production processes which makes their craft spirits special. Visitors get the opportunity to really see what goes into producing the spirits. Everything is very visible, making it a perfect environment to truly understand grain-to-glass craft distilling.
Situated in Oxford’s South Park, the distillery is a pleasant 30-minute walk from Oxford city centre. But great views of the city does come with a price, so be prepared for some uphill walking.
If you are arriving by train to Oxford, a taxi will take you about 10 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
Take any of the 4 buses (4, 4A, 4B, 4C) towards Wood Farm and get off at the Warneford Hospital stop. From there, TOAD is just a short 300 metres walk away. Alternatively, any bus to Oxford Brooke’s University will serve you well. The distillery is a five-minute walk away from the campus.
There is a small number of parking spaces available. If you are coming from out of town, we recommend using the Thornhill Park & Ride. Get off the Oxford Brooke’s University stop.