Warner's Sloe Swap 2023

Sloe swap at Warner's Distillery

As Summer draws to a close and we welcome the changing of the season’s, it can mean only one thing… WARNER’S SLOE SWAP!

As the spirit of the British countryside, we use hand-picked sloe berries to make our delicious Sloe Gin, because like with all our spirits, we believe that real tastes better.

Sloe harvests are directly linked to spring and summer: too dry and sloe berries will be small and shrivelled, too cold and wet and they’ll be few and far between. It’s all about the perfect balance of sun and rain – basically, what’s good for the farmers is good for the berries.

Well, we had a healthy amount of rain this Summer (unlike the drought conditions we experienced last year) which means that the hedgerows will be filled with succulent berries, ready for picking.

Normally, you’d wait until the first frost to harvest your sloes but there is no need! Simply pop them in your freezer ahead of our Sloe Swap on Sunday 22nd October 2023, then bring them along to Falls Farm and exchange them for bottles of our epic farm-grown Sloe Gin.

While you are with us, we will be offering exclusive on-site access to purchase our biggest discounted products, so be sure to bring your Xmas present list!

The opening hours for Sloe Swap are 11am – 4pm.

There will be no requirement this year to book tickets for an allocated time slot, so you can show up whenever suits you. Children are of course welcome and although we prefer animals to humans, we are a working farm and distillery and therefore cannot allow any animals within the grounds.

To limit congestion, please try and keep your party to 1 car. Falls Farm has limited spaces onsite, so if you are struggling, please park at Tollemache Arms which is 50m down the road. In order to avoid disappointment please pre-book here: The Tollemache Arms in Harrington - The Perfect Country Pub (thetolly.co.uk)

We would absolutely love to show you the whole of Falls Farm but please note the Sloe Swap is very much an operational event to help get us prepared for the festive season so unfortunately staff led tours will not be offered. You and your loved ones are more than welcome to stroll through the grounds, but Warner’s staff will need to ensure that the goodies are going into the alcohol ready for maceration in time for your Christmas dinner!  

Before we leave you, here are a few hints, tips, and gentle reminders ahead of the Sloe Swap:

  • Give your berries a quick blast with a hair drier to blow the leaves & twigs before you bring onsite
  • Don’t forget to freeze your sloes until the day of the swap – this keeps them ‘fresh’, whilst bursting the skins and saving us from hand-pricking the lot of them which is a total faff!
  • Like each year, there will be a prize of 1 x mixed case (that is 6, full sized bottles 😉) to the person who has collected the greatest number of Sloes!
  • Want to know different ways to enjoy a Warner’s Sloe Gin – check these out: 5 Top Tips For Making Sloe Gin At Home & Recipes
  • Sloes collected by you, will be swapped for Warner’s Sloe Gin under the below agreement:


2kg – 5kg = 1 x 5cl Sloe Gin (the small bottle)

5kg – 10kg = 1 x 20cl Sloe Gin (the middle bottle)

10kg+ = 1 x 70cl Sloe Gin (the big bottle)

*for every 1kg over 10kg you will fall into the above category; for example 16kg will equal 1 x 70cl AND 1 x 20cl Sloe Gin.

Require more information? Please get in touch with a member of our epic tour team via: tours@warnersdistillery.com.

We really look forward to welcoming you to Falls Farm soon!

The details

Date: Sunday 22nd October 2023

Time: 11am-4pm

Warner's Distillery
Falls Farm
34 High Street