Bombay Sapphire Distillery

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Covid-19 Update: Tours, shop, cafe, and bar Open! See here for the protocols you can expect when you arrive. For the most up-to-date information visit their official website via the link above or view our list of Hampshire attractions.

About This Attraction

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 a Discovery Experience which is fully guided, visitors can discover not only the origins of Laverstoke Mill but also how it has been carefully transformed into a state-of-the-art distillery. The Gin Cocktail Masterclass sees guests learning how to create delicious concoctions.

Every Discovery Experience or Gin Cocktail Masterclass includes a trip to the Turbine Bar where visitors choose a Bombay gin to make their own complimentary gin & tonic before heading to the cinema room to be immersed in all things Bombay Sapphire in preparation for the tour.

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. 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, in the Botanical Dry Room guests will discover their unique personal taste profile.

The Mill Bar open for guests to purchase cocktails, whether they have been on an experience or not. The 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). 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.

Not to be missed is the licensed Gin Shop where guests can buy any ingredients and equipment to recreate the magic of their experience back at home. The Bombay Sapphire Distillery website even has a collection of recipes and top tips to help gin lovers whip up one of the heavenly, signature cocktails that have been designed by professionals.

April to October:

Monday To Thursday 11:00 to 18:00 – last Discovery Experience entry at 16:00.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 to 20:00 – last Discovery Experience entry at 18:00.

November to March:

Monday To Thursday 11:00 to 18:00 – last Discovery Experience entry at 16:00.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 – last Discovery Experience entry at 16:00.

 

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

Discovery Experience (Guided Tour)

Adult £17.50

Concession £15.75

Child (6 – 17) £10

Infant (0 – 5) free

 

Gin Cocktail Masterclass

Adult £45.00

 

*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 Turbine Bar: Every Discovery Experience or Gin Cocktail Masterclass starts with a trip to the Turbine Bar to make your own Gin & Tonic using self-serve gin machines, choosing from a selection of Bombay gins.

    • The Cinema Room: experience an immersive look into the heritage of Bombay Sapphire gin with an overview of the ten botanicals which are sustainably sourced from the four corners of the world.

    • 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 – choose your favourite aromas and use this to decide what cocktail to order if you visit the Mill Bar after your experience
    • 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.

     

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.