A marriage of a multi international award winning Gin Distillery and a Norfolk Restaurant offering delicious cuisine influenced by a melting pot of cultures from all over the world.

Brave Freedom...

Two award winning gins, distilled in Norfolk at OakVilla Restaurant & Distillery

Heart of Oak = Brave at Heart
Vryheid = Freedom


The Hancke family offers this tribute to the brave men and woman from past and present. We acknowledge the sacrifices made to achieve and retain freedom in its many forms, with special regard towards Norfolk’s Lord Nelson and the naval services’ ‘hearts of oak’. We sincerely wish the drinkers of Vryheid and Heart of Oak their full enjoyment of a healthy measure of Freedom, the gift of the Brave, while toasting its providers: past, present and future.

Set your senses free

River Walk

OakVilla Distillery & Restaurant is based at St George’s Distillery.  The distillery sits amongst a grove of cricket bat willows which run down to the gently flowing river Thet.

Our river walk is open to our visitors during opening hours to take a stroll before or after visiting OakVilla Restaurant & Distillery or The English Whisky Company locatated within the grounds of St George’s Distillery.