Hereford could soon have a new gin and rum distillery and tasting room if its licensing application is successful.

The bid by manager Paul Scourfield is to permit Rockfield Spirits of Rockfield Road Industrial Estate to distill and bottle dry, pink and lemon gins and spiced rum, which it will sell to the public via an on-site shop as well as online.

It will also have an upstairs bar and training room, “to be used solely for training, tasting and private tours of the distillery”, his application says.


It seeks permission to sell alcohol to the public between 8am and 11pm seven days a week. The premises will be covered by CCTV cameras.

The company will also keep a log of online customers, including their phone numbers and dates of birth, confirming they are over 18.

Rockfield Spirits was legally incorporated in May this year, and is listed on the Food Standards Agency website as “awaiting inspection”.

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