Kent Life - - Gourmet News -

Kent’s lead­ing drinks pro­ducer Chapel Down is to open a bar, restau­rant and

‘gin works’ in King’s Cross.

The news comes as the com­pany an­nounces that its year-on-year sales have risen by 15 per cent to £5.72m in the six months to 30 June 2018 com­pared to £4.98m in the same pe­riod last year.

The new site by the Re­gent’s Canal, which will open sub­ject to plan­ning and li­cenc­ing per­mis­sion, will be called ‘Chapel Down Gin Works’ and in­clude an ex­pe­ri­en­tial bar, restau­rant and ‘gin­nery.’

The Gin Works is 38 min­utes by train from nearby St. Pan­cras In­ter­na­tional to the com­pany’s new brew­ery in Ash­ford (due to open in March 2019) and a fur­ther 20 min­utes from its winery and vine­yards at Ten­ter­den.

Chapel Down has also ex­changed on a lease agree­ment on 388 acres of viti­cul­tural land, mean­ing that it will have the po­ten­tial to pro­duce up to one mil­lion bot­tles of wine a year, mak­ing it the largest

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