Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. Do I have to pre-book a distillery tour?
A. To avoid disappointment we ask that you book a tour in advance either via our website or by telephoning our distillery team on 01723 891758. Spaces and tours are limited and we cannot guarantee walk-in visitors will be able to book on arrival.
Q. How long does a distillery tour last?
A. A distillery tour will take approximately 1 hour.
Q. I don’t have a printer to print my ticket confirmation, what shall I do?
A. Don’t panic, so long as you have a note of your confirmation number either in an email on your phone or just written down, you will be fine.
Q. I am disabled, can I participate in a tour?
A. We welcome all visitors to participate in a tour and do our very best to accommodate everyone, no matter their accessibility needs. However because we are a working distillery, we regret that there are some parts of the tour that are not fully accessible. If you have any concerns, please contact our distillery team on 01723 891758 before you book. There is full disabled access to the Pot Still Coffee Shop, Restrooms and lots of on-site parking. For an impartial review, please visit the Distillery's page on Euan's Guide.
Q. I have booked a tour but can no longer make it on that day or at that time, can I change it or get a refund?
A. Please contact our distillery team on 01723 891758 at your earliest convenience if you can no longer attend the tour you have booked. We are open 7 days a week between 09.00 hours and 17.00 hours. We will make every effort to re-arrange the tour you have booked to a more convenient time, however, unfortunately, tour tickets are non-refundable.
Q. Do I need to bring an ID to a tour?
A. Here at Spirit Of Yorkshire distillery we operate a strict “challenge 25” policy. If you are lucky enough to look under the age of 25 we reserve the right to ask for proof of age upon arrival. Accepted forms of identification include a passport and driver’s license. If you do not have either of these forms please refer to the Challenge 25 website.
Q. Can I take photographs during the tour?
A. To abide by health and safety regulations we ask all visitors to switch all electronic devices off and to not take photographs. Photographs can only be taken from the viewing windows which are upstairs in the Pot Still Coffee Shop.
Q. I have a party of 10 or more wanting to participate in a tour, what is the best way to book?
A. If you are a large group of people (normally 6 or more) interested in booking a tour, please call our team directly on: 01723 891758.
Q. What do you recommend as appropriate footwear?
A. When booking a tour, we advise all of our visitors to wear flat shoes to the distillery. Some parts of the distillery have mezzanine stairs which are not suitable for heels.
Q. What are your opening times?
A. The Pot Still Coffee Shop and the Distillery Shop is open from 9.30am until 4pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am until 3pm on Sunday. Distillery tours are available every day: Monday-Saturday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Sundays at 11am and 1pm.
Q. Do you have disabled facilities?
A. Yes, we have a lift accessing all floors, ramps, disabled restrooms, and disabled parking available.
Q. Are children allowed?
A. Children are welcome to the distillery but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children under the age of 6 however cannot participate in a tour but are more than welcome in the coffee shop and the visitor centre. Persons under the age of 18 may not participate in the tasting session of a distillery tour and will be refused the purchase of alcoholic items. Tour tickets are discounted for under 18s.
Q. Are you accessible by public transport?
A. We are 0.2 miles away from Hunmanby railway station (less than 5 minutes walk) which is accessible from Hull, Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough. There are also buses from Hull, Bridlington, Filey or Scarborough which stop in the middle of Hunmanby village. From there, we are 1 mile down the road which is around a 15 minute walk.
Q. Do you have on-site parking?
A. We do! We have parking for up to 50 cars and a designated area for motorcycles and bicycles to the back of the distillery and it is free!
Q. Do you allow dogs?
A. We love dogs but unfortunately we cannot allow dogs into the distillery other than guide dogs.
Q. Do you offer gluten-free products in your coffee shop?
A. We are proud to offer gluten-free alternatives and are always on the look-out for something new, please ask a member of staff for recommendations.
Q. Do you cater to people with allergies?
A. Yes, we offer alternatives where we can and are always looking for new ideas and products to offer our customers.
Q. Do you do take away food and drink?
A. Yes, if you are in a hurry we have takeaway cups and boxes for food & drink on the go.
Q. What payment methods do you accept?
A. On our website you can pay via debit/credit card or via PayPal. We regret to say we do not accept American Express and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Q. The goods I have received from you have arrived damaged, what shall I do?
Q. I have made a mistake when placing an order on your website, what shall I do?
A. Don’t worry, please contact us as soon as you can in order to rectify this. Please note that we are unable to change the details of an order after dispatch. Contact our distillery team on 01723 891758.
Q. When can I expect my items to arrive?
A. Please refer to our Delivery & Returns Policy page for queries relating to your order.
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