Bombay Sapphire Distillery

For a day of discovery to enliven all the senses, visit Bombay Sapphire Distillery located in rural Hampshire. Choose from many fascinating experiences that will give guests an insight into the origins of Bombay Sapphire gin and the Laverstoke Mill. 

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Guided Tours

On tours, visitors can discover not only the origins of the Laverstoke Mill but also how it has been carefully transformed into a state-of-the-art distillery. 

The Dakin Still House allows guests a peek into the fascinating processes running behind the scenes at the mill such as the Vapour Infusion distillation. Here ten vibrant, plant-based botanicals are distilled to create every precious drop of Bombay Sapphire. Following this, visitors will be enchanted when they are welcomed to explore the stunning glasshouses onsite where the exotic botanicals are grown. 

After delving into the mysterious crafting secrets of Bombay Sapphire, one of the most anticipated parts of the tour happens in the Dry Room where guests will discover their unique personal taste profile. To complete the tour, visitors can take a break from the stresses of modern life and feel tension melt away at the Mill Bar where a complimentary cocktail is professionally crafted. Or, visit the Mill Café to purchase a selection of hot drinks and snacks.

The Mill Bar is built covering two separate levels, the mezzanine and the terrace, where visitors can enjoy one of the thirst quenching cocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails are also available) with the option to purchase extras as required. The bar mezzanine overlooks the beautiful scenery of the River Test which thanks to the efforts of Bombay Sapphire is a natural habitat for Herons, Swans, Brown Trout, and many more creatures.

April – October: 10am - 8pm (last admission at 6pm)

November - March: 11am - 6pm (last admission at 4pm)

(Exact dates may vary - please check the Bombay Sapphire website for details)

Admission price 

Self Discovery Experience

Adult £17.50

Concession £15.75

Child (6 - 17) £10

Infant (0 - 5) free

 

Hosted Experience

Adult £25

Child (6 - 17) £10

Infant (0 - 5) free

 

Tasting Experience

Adult £35.00

 

Gin Cocktail Masterclass

Adult £45.00

 

Heritage Experience

Adult £40

 

The Ultimate Experience

Adult £150

 

Horticulture Experience

Adult £40

 

Members Club Annual Pass

Adult £30

*Prices may change and this is a guide only - please check the Bombay Sapphire Distillery website to confirm prices at the time of booking

Why should I visit?

    • The Botanical Glasshouses – stunning structures, designed by Heatherwick Studio, that perfectly showcase the ten plant-based botanicals that are distilled into every delicious drop of Bombay Sapphire.
    • The Botanical Dry Room – for a truly personalised experience, create your own taste profile that will later be used to inform your choice of cocktail.
    • The Laverstoke Mill – delve into the history of these grounds where a mill has been standing since 903AD. Learn how the Bombay Sapphire Distillery was transformed from a 250-year-old paper mill. 
    • River Test – winding through the centre of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is the carefully protected River Test. With a beautiful collection of plants and home to a large variety of curious wildlife, you can spot Herons, Brown Trout and if you look very closely you may be lucky to see an Otter or a Water Vole.
    • Mill Bar – situated inside a lovely Grade II listed building over two separate levels, with beautiful, natural scenery. Adult guests will receive their complimentary cocktails, suited to their palate.

     

Facilities

Assistance dogs allowed
Cafe
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Free parking on site
Gift shop
On site parking
Tour Guide – we require booking for this facility
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Where to find us

Address

Bombay Sapphire Distillery
London Road
Whitchurch
Hampshire
RG28 7NR

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By car

Laverstoke Mill is situated on the B3400 (London Road) between Overton and Whitchurch in Hampshire. From the M3/Basingstoke, follow signs for Bombay Sapphire along the B3400. From the M4/A34 follow signs to Overton. If using a Sat Nav the postcode is RG28 7NR, however if this is not recognised, please use RG28 7PH. Drivers will receive a complimentary non-alcoholic drink from the Mill Bar and will be given a gift pack from the Gin Shop.

Parking

There is a car park with 85 spaces including 5 disabled parking spaces. The car park is located on site at the distillery. Please do not park in Marsden Court, Laverstoke Lane or at the Kingfisher Community Centre as cars that park there may be clamped and we want to minimise our impact on village life.

By train

Whitchurch train station: 2.2 miles - 45 minute walk or short taxi

Overton train station: 2.5 miles - 50 minute walk or short taxi

Basingstoke train station: 10 miles - 18 minute taxi

By bus

76 bus between Basingstoke and Andover includes several key stops in Whitchurch and Overton, and stops outside of Laverstoke Mill.

By shuttle

There is a shuttle bus service running from Overton and Micheldever to the distillery. Arrivals at 58 minutes past the hour will start their experiences on the hour.