A Somerset gin distillery has launched a recruitment drive to find staff for its new shop in Trowbridge.

Friary Vintners Ltd and Still Sisters of Frome is looking for someone to manage the front of house at the shop at St George’s Works off Silver Street as well as casual staff for evenings and weekends.

Still Sisters and Friary Drinks director Tori Jordan said they hope to open the new shop and a micro gin distillery on the premises by the beginning of November.

Tori said: “It’s such an exciting time for us at Still Sisters as we fast approach the opening of our new distillery in Trowbridge.

“As we continue to grow, we need more incredible staff to help us plan an epic launch and settle ourselves into being the best ‘experience’ in town.

“We are seeking a talented individual with experience in managing a front-of-house team. As the front-of-house host, you’ll be responsible for ensuring a seamless and exceptional experience for all our guests.

“This could be your dream job if you have a passion for gin, superb customer service skills, and an eye for detail.

“We are also seeking casual weekend staff members to Join our team. You'll get the chance to develop your knowledge of gin, gain valuable customer service skills, and work in a fun and vibrant environment.”

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The company has already applied for a premises licence to sell alcohol between 9am and 11pm Monday to Saturday and from 10.30am to 10.30pm on Sunday.

The licence would enable customers to taste the company’s gin products before they buy.

Tori added: “They plan to open as a shop from Monday to Wednesday until Christmas as a shop, when customers can try, taste and purchase gin gifts.

“From Thursday to Saturday, they will open for a range of gin-tasting experiences; these will be bookable online. The booking system is due to go live week commencing October 30.”

Anyone wishing to comment on the premises licence application must do so within 28 days of the date of the notice, which is dated October 3. The consultation period ends on October 27.

Representations must be made in writing to The Licensing Authority, Wiltshire Council, Public Protection, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN, or by email to publicprotectionnorth@wiltshire.gov.uk

A copy of the application may be inspected by visiting https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/licences-permits-new-premises-applications or by emailing publicprotectionnorth@wiltshire.gov.uk