Slaley Hall hotel manager James O'Donnell and Jon Chadwick of Durham Distillery
Slaley Hall hotel manager James O'Donnell and Jon Chadwick of Durham Distillery
Jamie Hardesty

Luxury Hexham hotel partners with North East craft distillery

Slaley Hall is continuing to forge links with independent local suppliers after entering into a new collaboration with Durham Distillery.

The North East craft distiller, based in Langley Park, makes gin, vodka and gin-based liqueurs sold under the Durham Gin and Durham Vodka brands.

Now available at the hotel’s conservatory bar and Claret Jug pub and golf clubhouse, Durham Distillery joins North East brands like Wylam Brewery and Alnwick Rum to now be associated with the venue.

James O’Donnell, Slaley Hall hotel manager, explained: “We are delighted to announce our new listing with Durham Distillery, a company we’ve admired from the offset.

“It’s important for us to not just have mainstream brands within the hotel’s drinks choice and it was the perfect fit for us as we looked to enhance our food and beverage offering by introducing artisan products into the supply chain.

“While we are fairly equidistant from Durham and Newcastle and attract a lot of custom from neighbouring towns and villages in the Tyne Valley including Stocksfield, Blanchland and Consett, we have many overseas visitors join us throughout the year.

“A big pull to the area is its history and often our guests want to immerse themselves in the culture so Durham Gin has been a popular choice for nightcaps after a day of walking the countryside and exploring cathedrals and castles.”

Jon Chadwick, Durham Distillery founder, commented: “It’s fantastic to have our spirits being served at Slaley Hall, including special and limited edition products.

“The hotel is definitely considered highly in the region and it has managed to maintain a great reputation as a premier North East leisure destination over the years, so we’re proud to come on board as its regional gin and vodka partner and looking forward to us working together.”

James added: “As we look ahead to 2018, we’re keen to build on our relationship with Jon and his team, alongside brewers, butchers and bakers alike, to create experiences for our visitors here at Slaley Hall.

“We already have a few ideas which we’re confident fans of the Durham Distillery range will love so watch this space.”

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