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Mourne Dew Spirit Experience

Fearon's Bar, 26 The Square, Rostrevor, County Down, BT34 3AZ
Mourne Dew Experience


The Mourne Dew Distillery Spirit Experience is open in Fearons Bar, in Rostrevor. Come along and have a generous sampling of Mourne Dew's award-winning spirits and learn about the stories of Irish poitín, whiskey and of gin. Rostrevor's association with distilling and brewing goes back to time immemorial and is a story waiting to be told. Hear all about it as you sip on our most delicious spirits.

Currently we have two sessions to choose from, depending on your preferred tipple:

Whiskey & Poitín - Spirits of Fire and Rebellion :
Hear the story of how poitín and whiskey became the national drinks of Ireland (Spoiler alert: - Henry VIII had a lot to do with it!). Enjoy poitín and whiskey cocktails and liqueurs and sample raw spirit to find out what makes our poitíns and whiskeys so special. Once the preserve of the monasteries, the production of these spirits spread to everywhere in Ireland. However, whilst one became famous and desired the world over, the other slipped into the mists and shadows of ill repute. However things have changed and poitín is finally having its day in the sun. So come and taste the best of Irish whiskey and poitín (especially if you've never tasted it before!)

The Glorious Gin Revolution - 1688 and All That :
For all gin lovers. Discover the history of Irish Gin and what makes our Mourne Dew recipes so special.
Tells the story of how a Dutch medicinal spirit became popular all over Britain and Ireland (Second spoiler alert: - William of Orange had a hand in it!). Partake in samples of our spirits and enjoy delicious cocktails whilst you hear all about the history of this great spirit and also our own unique take on how to make it. You can enjoy a selection of cocktails made from our gins (including the best Kilbroney Gin & Tonic in the world!) and get to taste the alcoholic tincture that goes into our gins. If you like gin, then you'll love this experience!

The Mourne Dew Spirit Experience is located within a private area of Fearons Bar in Rostrevor, one of Ireland's oldest pubs.
26 The Square, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3AZ

In continuous existence since the 1760s. We are one of the oldest hostelries in Ireland. Come and enjoy our selection of the finest Mourne Dew spirits and enjoy the ambiance and craic of a timeless Irish pub. We did some minor renovations back in the 1950s but reckon the new look has worn off the place by now. Other than that, we have pushed the boat out and slapped on a new coat of paint to freshen up our oldest rooms for this new attraction. We really hope you enjoy the event and that you will stay on for the craic afterwards.

Should you have any access or additional support requirements please contact us prior to booking- we aim to accommodate wherever possible.

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Adult£30.00 per ticket

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Season (29 July 2023 - 31 July 2024)
Monday - ThursdayClosed
Friday14:00 - 21:30
Saturday - SundayClosed
Season (31 Mar 2024)

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Situated in the heart of Rostrevor. From Newry follow directions to Warrenpoint along the A2 Warrenpoint Road and then on to Rostrevor.

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