Old Kempton Distillery

Old Kempton Distillery: Hours, Address, Old Kempton Distillery Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Kempton Distillery
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Old Kempton Distillery is located in Dysart House, Kempton, in an 1840’s colonial inn. It is an easy 40 minute drive from Hobart and approximately 2 hours from Launceston. The cellar door has two large dining rooms, available to sit and relax while you enjoy some home cooked treats from the kitchen. It also boasts a beautiful room known only as The Cask Lounge, filled with comfortable chairs, heaters, a bar, books and plants - you are invited to enjoy your tastings and relax for as long as you would like. Tours are available at 11am and 1.30pm, prior booking is needed. Our Cafe is open from 10am until 4pm with house made pies, scones, generous Tasmanian antipasto platters and many other treats. We are family and dog friendly, with a welcoming courtyard and kids menu available. We are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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mickelso
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Jan. 2022
Awsome in so many aspects, from the friendly and informative staff, to the service, the food and their products
Written 14 January 2022
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Good Morning, Thank you so much for your wonderful and thoughtful review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and hope you can visit us again soon! Kind Regards, Erin Cole Cellar Door Manager
Written 16 January 2022
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gtllandscapes
Bendigo, Australia1 contribution
Jan. 2022
Excellent service and very friendly and informative tour. Enjoyed the whiskey tasting , Prefer gin but have new appreciation of whiskey. The building and garden are beautiful.
Written 8 January 2022
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Good afternoon, We would like to say a huge thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Our customers are very important to us and we always want to ensure they are having the best experience available. We hope you can visit us again soon, Kind Regards, Erin Cole Cellar Door Manager
Written 12 January 2022
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Kait C
New Norfolk, Australia4 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
My husband and I (and our 1.5 year old) went for a drive up the Midlands to check out the distillery and grab some food. The venue is beautiful, a wonderful heritage house with plenty of character and pretty gardens. We were greeted on arrival by the lovely Hannah who made us and our kid feel super welcome. The food and drinks were very well priced and delicious. The tour and tasting were great, and it was so lovely to go somewhere where our kid was welcome to have a (supervised) run around. We highly recommend the venue.
Written 20 December 2021
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Good Morning Kaity, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We treasure being able to welcome people from all walks of life at Old Kempton. As many of us have young families too we all find it's very important to all of us to make sure that children feel like they can have a good time here, and that the parents can have a much needed relax. I will make sure I pass on your lovely feedback to Hannah as well, Hannah has been with us for just over 4 months and we love having her as part of the OKD team. We hope you can visit us again soon, Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New year, Kind Regards Erin Cole Cellar Door Manager
Written 21 December 2021
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Donna R
Hobart, Australia21 contributions
Nov. 2021
We had such a great time doing our Whiskey Tour and Tasting and would highly recommend it to all. Our host/guide was such fun and very entertaining yet very informative too.
A wonderful building, lovely courtyard and great products.
Written 23 November 2021
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Good Morning Donna, I hope you are well. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and cannot wait to have you back again. If you have any feedback to help turn that 4 star into a 5 star please don't hesitate to get in touch with us directly. Our customers are the most important part of our business. Have a wonderful weekend, Kind Regards, Erin Cole Cellar Door Manager erin@oldkemptondistillery.com.au
Written 25 November 2021
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Richard M
Hobart, Australia20 contributions
Nov. 2021
Angus our host was great and was very informative about whiskey making and the products of Old Kempton Distillery. Food was great also.
Written 10 November 2021
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Good afternoon, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your day out with us and that Angus was able to give you an amazing experience. Please visit us again soon! Kind Regards Erin Cole Cellar Door Manager
Written 21 November 2021
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peter d
Hobart, Australia1 contribution
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Enjoyed all aspects of this activity. Staff were friendly, house and distillery was very interesting and the food was great. Looking forward to returning for a Sunday afternoon food and music session in the courtyard.
Written 23 September 2021
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Good Afternoon! Thank you so much for giving us such a lovely and kind review. We are honestly so glad that our customers enjoy their time enough with us to jump online and share the kindness. Small businesses wouldn't survive without such incredible customers, We can't wait to have you visit us again soon, Kind Regards, Erin Cole Cellar Door Manager
Written 27 September 2021
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MaggieJune7021
Greater Hobart, Australia1 contribution
Sep. 2021
This was a pleasant drive from Hobart. Lovely old home that incorporated the interesting distillery. Great food and informative staff.
Written 22 September 2021
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Good Morning Maggie, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your day out with us and we hope you can visit again soon, Kind Regards Erin Cole Cellar Door Manager
Written 23 September 2021
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Lester M
Hobart, Australia3 contributions


Total experience was excellent. 

Young lady who gave the tour had a good knowledge of history on the property and the making of the various spirits .

Tastings were well explained and enjoyed by all.

 A couple of suggestions to improve the platter.

Take the camembert cheese out of the fridge an hour before serving as it should room temperature.

Replace the orange slices with apple or pear as both would go very well with the cheese. 

Lovely house and we shall return in the summer for some music and cocktails.

Written 19 September 2021
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Good Morning Lester, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and suggestions! We will certainly take them onboard and endeavour to add some fresh apple and pear slices onto our platters. We 100% agree that the cheese should have been room temperature, please accept our apologies that this wasn't done this time - we will certainly make sure that next time you visit us it is pulled out the fridge earlier. We hope to see you both soon for cocktails and live music! Have a wonderful day, Kind Regards, Erin Cole Cellar Door Manager
Written 20 September 2021
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janetcT3113EK
Santiago, Chile2 contributions
Sep. 2021
We did the Whisky Distillery Tour and Guided Tasting which we thoroughly enjoyed. Also had the antipasto platter for two which was huge. It was interesting to hear the history of the historic 1840's coaching inn that contains the dining and tasting rooms.
Written 12 September 2021
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Good Afternoon Janet, Thank you so much for leaving us such wonderful feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour, tasting and lunch. We aim to please with our large antipasto platters as there is nothing worse than leaving hungry! Filled with Tasmanian cheeses, pickled onions, meats and locally made relishes, we really hope you both found something you liked to eat on the platter. We hope you can visit us again soon, Kind Regards, Erin Cole Cellar Door Manager
Written 13 September 2021
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smead2021
Hobart, Australia1 contribution
Sep. 2021 • Family
Great service, friendly staff and wonderful food and whiskey! We went for Father's Day, did a whiskey tour and had lunch afterwards. Would definitely go back.
Written 9 September 2021
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Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to leave us such a wonderful review. We really appreciate receiving feedback from our customers as we strive to provide them with a good day out. We hope you can visit us again soon and we look forward to seeing you at another Summer session for a few cocktails! Kind Regards, Erin Cole Cellar Door Manager
Written 12 September 2021
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