Introducing Pauntley Court's very own quince gin

Pauntley Court has joined up with Gun Dog Gin, a local Herefordshire distillery, to create our very own quince flavoured gin using this golden 'pear-like' fruit from the gardens at Pauntley Court.

The History of the Quince

Elinor Fettiplace's Receipt Book

Elinor Fettiplace place was the last of the Whittington family (one Dick's descendants) to live at Pauntley in the late 1500s, her original recipes were found and have been published, giving a wonderful insight into Elizabethan cookery.

"And so to the magical quince, the golden apple of the Greeks, symbol of love and happiness, sacred to Venus who is often depicted holding one in her hand."

- Elinor Fettiplace's Receipt Book, Hilary Spurling

Photography by David Liebst

 

Married Amongst the Quince Trees

Our intimate and magical quince orchard in the formal gardens is a perfect private place for a small outside ceremony or drinks under the boughs, which look beautiful with their pink blossom in May and in September with their stunning golden fruit.

Why not have your drinks and canapés here. Ask Melissa about the Pauntley Quince Quencher gin cocktail!!

 

Buy Your Booze!

We're excited to announce you can now purchase our fabulous quince gin!

The little bottles make perfect wedding favours for your guests. Or why not stock the bar with larger bottles for your bar person to serve for you! Quince gin is a great cocktail component or it can be served with cheese similar to a pudding wine or as a gin liqueur. Maybe you'd rather buy a bottle or two to keep as a memento of your special day, which you can drink in the years to come.

Take a look at our cocktail recipes below for inspiration.

 

Prices

  • 5cl £5.00
  • 35cl £19.50
  • 50cl £24.50

To order please email Melissa at Melissa@pauntleycourt.com

 

Cocktail Inspiration

The Pauntley Court Quince Quencher

  • 25ml Quince Gun Dog Gin
  • 25ml Ages Maralade Vodka
  • 1 Bottle of Fever-Tree Ginger Ale
  • Garnish with sliced lime

Serve over ice

 

Dick's Tipple

  • 25ml Quince Gun Dog Gin
  • 25ml Elderflower Liqueur
  • 25ml Lime juice
  • Splash of Fever-Tree soda water to finish

Served over ice

Gun Dog Gin is made in Herefordshire using locally sourced fruit & vegetables which are steeped in British Gin. They offer a variety of other interesting flavours, which can be found on their website www.gundoggin.co.uk.

 

Did you know? 

"Boxes of quince marmalade were a favourite mediaeval wedding present, and they remained a luxury gift for anyone from royalty downwards until well into the seventeen century."

If you have any questions please get in touch.

Melissa and the Pauntley Team x



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Thank you so much for making our wedding day the best day of our lives.  Absolutely everything was perfect.  We were so relaxed and enjoyed every single minute of our whole time at Pauntley.  

Our friends and family couldn’t believe how beautiful the house and gardens are we really did feel so welcome and at ease.  Pauntley is such a special place

Holly was amazing! She had thought of everything, and I can’t explain how much easier the morning was knowing Holly (Wedding Coordinator) was there! We can’t recommend the whole team, enough you are all amazing.

Thank you to Rachel (Housekeeper) who was superwoman the whole few days!  Serving the canapes and gelato, to cooking us all the most delicious breakfasts and everything in-between.  You were incredible. 

We will never forget our amazing time at Pauntley – it will forever be a special place to us.



- Jess and Harry