Hell & High Water Bar

Our ethos has always been to not take life too seriously, we’ve been distilling on the island since 2017 and when we bought Aila-Rose, our 250L still in 2019 we always wanted to follow two rules; make the products we want to make, the way we want to make them and make sure that whatever we do stays fun. So when we opened our first retail shop on Holy Island in 2022 we thought what better than to make a cocktail bar in the back, hidden behind a bookcase. A unique place in a beautiful location, something new and different for people who visit Holy Island. With a range of spirits, cocktails & beer of course. You can come along, have a natter about our products and new things we have in the pipeline and soak up the views.


We will soon be introducing a cocktail school, where you can come along and show off your flaring skills and concoct our next, bestselling cocktail and have a laugh most importantly.


If you’re interested in booking a table in our bar or just want to know about it then please fill in the contact form below


We are now working on winter hours, our bar is only available for private hire.

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Tasting Room
Hell & High Water Bar

How it came

to be

We established Holy Islands’ first & only distillery back in 2017, in the beer garden of our local pub, under a different name. Starting with our 100L still ‘Mona’, we then got our larger to 250L still in 2019, ‘Aila Rose’ who still does a top job of distilling our spirits today!

After the whirlwind that 2021 was, we decided we did not fit into our former name & the expectations it brought us. We’re young, chaotic & ambitious disruptors – we needed our brand to reflect that! So, in 2022, we changed our name & launched our new gin ‘Creed & Tide’ with a lot more exciting spirits in the pipeline. In May, we opened our liquor store & spirits school ‘Spirit & Soul’ in what was the ‘Island Store’, with an aim to offer a more interactive experience for you guys and create an engaging space for like-minded liquor lovers!


About Hell & High Water Bar


If you would like to know more about our spirits, our gin school & cocktail masterclasses or if you just want to tell us what a mint job were doing then please drop us a message!

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Please note: Our bar is open April to October for walk ins. November to March the bar is available for private hire only (6 to 15 people) Please do get in touch if you'd like to enquire about private hire, thank you!