Learn about the history of gin on this behind-the-scenes of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery. Walk through the twin greenhouses that grow examples of the 10 botanical ingredients found in the world-famous gin and taste samples during a guided tour of the Dakin Still House. Complete your tour with an included cocktail at the Mill Bar.
Bombay Sapphire Distillery tour
See where the world-famous gin is made
Taste and smell examples of gin's 10 botanicals in the Dry Room
Choose between a guided and self-guided tour upon booking
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What To Expect
Arrive at Laverstoke Mill, located on the River Test, 15 miles (24 kilometers) outside Winchester. Once a mill that produced paper for the Bank of England, the site dates all the way back to the 10th century.
Walk into the courtyard to admire the Victorian architecture and stroll around the distillery, stopping at the interactive audio points. Learn about the history of the area, of gin in general, and of Bombay Sapphire in particular.
Visit the twin greenhouses that contain live samples of the 10 botanicals found in the world-famous gin. In the Botanical Dry Room, smell and taste dried examples of these signature botanicals; choose your favorite to help inform your choice of cocktail later.
Go behind the scenes in the Dakin Still House, listening to your host explain the vapor infusion process.
Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum drinking age is 18 years (under 18s must be accompanied at all times by an adult). A 'Challenge 25' policy is in place, valid photo ID is required.
Do not wear open-toed shoes or high heels to the distillery.
A small amount of walking is involved and there are some uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible - manual wheelchairs are available to book on request.
Operates in all weather conditions and parts of the tour are outside, please dress appropriately.
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
The Bombay Sapphire Distillery is a cashless venue and only card or contactless payments will be accepted.
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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Interesting place to visit
dorsettmkt, Jan 2020
Very interesting place. The guide was a little rushed in her presentation. The cafe was overpriced. The cocktail bar was very good and the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable on cocktails.
Well worth a visit especially if you...
Lynda K, Feb 2017
Well worth a visit especially if you are a gin lover. Our tour was taken by Helen who had a fun personality and full of information. If there was a question she couldn't answer at the time she went to find out the answer and came back to us while we were enjoying our cocktails. Would definitely go again but in the summer maybe as it is in very beautiful surroundings.
Very interesting, crowded, free...
Audrey P, Oct 2016
Very interesting, crowded, free cocktail slightly disappointing!
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