The Distillery, Portobello Rd London

Architectural Emporium helped our client to unlock the potential of a four storey dilapidated pub on Portobello Rd, by converting it into the new home of Portobello Rd gin, with a basement distillery, blending rooms and history room. This forms the home of the Ginstitute, a fantastic space to learn about gin and devise your own blend. The ground floor features the resting room, where barrels of spirits are suspended over the bar and served directly via a network of pipes that run down the back bar. A priest Hole and Ginstitute entrance complete the ground floor. The first floor features a spanish restaurant with a gin twist and kitchens. A corner bar and open kitchen provide the backdrop to this grand space. The top floor comprises a private dining room and a three bedroom hotel. The design features many bespoke components from doors, bars to lights and lighting tracks. Externally, we used eye catching glazed bricks to clad the walls under the windows.