Devon Rum School

Devon Rum School2022-09-11T15:10:10+01:00


You can book your sessions below.

Craft Your Own Rum with Cocktails at Devon Rum School. 

Uniquely situated, your rum extravaganza will take place within a classic American school bus.

You’ll be greeted with a rum punch cocktail ready for the lead distiller to take you on a journey through the history of rum and the different ways it is made.
Of course, you’ll enjoy tasters as you learn to build a flavour profile from a variety of spices and other botanicals.
During the session, you’ll create your own 70cl bottle of rum, from designing the label right through to deciding when to cut the rum run.
You’ll also have the option to purchase some oak chips if you would like to mature the bottle.

Guided by our expert staff for £130 Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sundays. at 12:30pm or at 15:30pm depending on the day. Take home your own handmade unique 70cl Labelled bottle of Rum.

The cost is per still available, for up to 2 people to share the experience per still.


We are located at The Cider Press Centre (formally The Shops at Dartington), TQ9 6TQ, you can find us in the first car park inside the Yellow American School bus, fondly named Sparrow.

 We ask that customers try and arrive 5 minutes before their session and that if they look under 25 that they bring ID. Please note that if you are more than 15 mins late for your session we may not be able to accommodate you. Please also note that we accept amendments to bookings up to 7 days prior to the scheduled date. After this if you wish to amend your booking it may be subject to availability and an administration fee. Any missed session will not be refunded or rebooked.

We are limiting the amount of times a booking can be amended, to three times before an administration fee is required. (the current situation is being taken into consideration with this) We are asking that anyone who is showing symptoms of Covid 19 to reschedule and not attend the Rum school.

We look forward to seeing you soon

Visit select your preferred lesson date and time (subject to availability).

Fill out your details. At checkout enter your long voucher code on the reverse of your ticket. You will receive a confirmation of your booking by email.

No. Rum School gift vouchers are non-refundable and cannot be used as value towards retail purchases.

Gift vouchers can however be transferred to another recipient.

There are a few local accommodation options that we suggest. Dartington estate which is a 15 minute walk away,

The Cott Inn which is about a 10-15 minute walk away,

The Seven stars which is about a 10 minute Taxi drive, this one is closest to Totnes train station,

Please allow 5-7 working days for your gift voucher to arrive by Second Class Royal Mail.

Your gift voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and can be redeemed on any available Gin School lesson within that time period.

Yes. All gift vouchers which are not redeemed within 12 months of their purchase date will expire and are non-refundable.

Gift vouchers cannot be used as value towards any retail purchases.

Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from their purchase date and cannot be extended.

‘A Rum School lesson for two’ entitles two persons to two places at Gin School where they will share one mini copper pot still to distil one 70cl bottle of Rum to share. 

We are located at The Shops at Dartington, TQ9 6TQ and you can find us in the BIG YELLOW BUS a the end of the first Car Park

You can park a couple of minute walk away in the shops at Dartington car park. There is an ANPR system in place, 2 hours – £2.00. 3 hours – £2.50. 4 hours – £3.50.

Totnes Train station is a 10 minute drive (traffic dependant) or a 30- 45 minute walk.

The lessons last an hour and a half, however sometimes they last two hours depending on how busy it is.

There are a number of great pubs, restaurants and café’s all within easy walking distance of the Distillery.

Bayards kitchen and the pop up café are the closest to the distillery.

The Cott Inn is 15 minute walk up the road 

The green table is a 15 minute walk the other way.

If you need to reschedule your Rum School lesson, we require a minimum of 7 days notice prior to your booked date. We will do our best to accommodate your request but cannot guarantee availability and rescheduling may incur an administration fee.

Please email us at or call 01803812509 to make changes to your booking.

We require a minimum of 14 days notice for all cancellations and all bookings made by gift voucher are non-refundable. Please note, any cancellations made after this we will refund 50% of the cost of the booking. Any cancellations made within 7 days will not be refundable.

Please contact us by emailing or calling 01803812509.

Yes we do offer exclusive use of the Rum School. If you would like to find out more about booking a private group Rum School lesson, then please contact us.

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