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The Priory Restaurant; our story.

Part 1. Clouded Leopard Gin, launched in 2019, is the brainchild of chef and restauranteur owner Will Phillips, who set about creating his own gin brand in honour and support of the clouded leopard, a beautiful and elusive animal in grave danger of extinction and rarely seen in the wild. As a lover of both gin and wildlife – in particular cats, big and small – Will was inspired to use his expertise in combining delectable tastes to create this premium full-flavoured gin, while helping to save a magnificent animal.

Part 2. The Priory Restaurant. A Beautiful location steps away from the historic Christchurch Priory, A Gin brand championing world wildlife protection and the opportunity to further support conservation charities on both a global and local scale. The Priory Restaurant was born.

Born Free is an international wildlife charity working to ensure that all wild animals are treated with compassion and respect. Founded in 1984 by Actress Virginia McKenna OBE and Actor Bill Travers OBE inspired by the true-life film they starred in in 1966 Born Free. They oppose the exploitation of wild animals in captivity and campaign to ‘Keep Wildlife in the Wild’. Every year they rescue, campaign for and protect thousands of wild animals worldwide. Find out more at


David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is a highly effective wildlife charity funding key conservation projects across Africa and Asia


The Art of Survival: FIGHT • PROTECT • ENGAGE


Founded by British Wildlife Artist and Conservationist David Shepherd in 1984. By funding projects in economically and socially vulnerable communities at the heart of the conservation landscape, DSWF support programmes that have a real impact, on real people, in real places as they fight to turn the tide on extinction. Today, David Shepherd’s legacy is continued through the leadership and dedication of the Shepherd family. DSWF also run Wildlife Artist of the year, an internationally renowned wildlife art completion which attracts the most talented artists from around the globe, who come together to celebrate the beauty of the natural world. Find out more at



At The Priory we are keen to support other conservation minded suppliers.

SEA Change - A wine producer turning the tide on ocean pollution, eco friendly production and packaging along with donation to Marine conservation charities.

Elephant London Dry Gin - Supporting Elephant conservation charities across Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa

Pangolin Gin - Protecting and raising awareness of the most trafficked mammal in the world, the pangolin. Supporting pangolin conservation charities across Africa and Asia.

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