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Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour and Tasting

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Based at Laverstoke Mill near Winchester, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is home to all Bombay Sapphire gin. Discover the history behind Bombay Sapphire and the paper-making business at Laverstoke Mill, before uncovering the secrets of the rare production processes used to make Bombay Sapphire. Learn about the ten botanicals that go into the gin in the Botanical Glasshouses and the Dry Room, then finish with a cocktail from the menu suited to your tastes in the Mill Bar. Self-Guided and Guided tour options are available, and a shuttle service (£2) runs from the local train stations of Overton and Micheldever - please check the timetable at distillery.bombaysapphire.com/plan-your-visit. 
  • Discover how gin is made at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery
  • Choose between a self-guided and guided tour upon booking
  • One cocktail is included in your tour price
  • Easy access via public transit makes planning a cinch
What to Expect
When booking, choose between a self-guided and a guided tour option. Both include entrance fees, a cocktail tasting, and a guided tour of the Still House. Make your way to Laverstoke Mill, easily accessed from public transit. Stroll through the distillery and learn about the site's 1,000-year long history from your guide or at interactive audio points. Gain insight into the gin distilling process as you walk through greenhouses with live samples of the 10 botanicals found in gin, and try them for yourself in the Botanical Dry Room. Learn all about the vapor infusion process at the Dakin Still House before finally finishing up your tour with a cocktail at the Mill Bar.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Rural Hampshire, near Basingstoke and Winchester
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guide (if option selected)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • 20 minute guided tour through the Still House
  • Cocktail
  • Entry/Admission - Bombay Sapphire Distillery
  • Additional Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Shuttle service tickets
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A shuttle service runs from Overton and Micheldever train stations - please check the timetable online
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years (under 18s must be accompanied at all times by an adult)
  • Do not wear open-toed shoes or high heels to the distillery - otherwise you may not be permitted through the Still House part of the experience
  • A small amount of walking is involved and there are some uneven surfaces
  • Wheelchair accessible - manual wheelchairs are available to book on request
  • There are self-guided and guided tours available
  • Operates in all weather conditions and parts of the tour are outside, please dress appropriately
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a fantastic afternoon out at the beautiful Bombay Sapphire Laverstoke Mill. Our tour guide was entertaining and hugely knowledgeable in all aspects that the tour covered, including a wealth of historical facts and enough titbits of information to maintain the interest of the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Janina D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’m an architect who loves a G&T so the visit the Bombay Sapphire distillery offers the perfect combination. The little architectural gem that is Thomas Heatherwick’s glasshouses coupled with the gin tasting and manufacturing experience! We really enjoyed the visit, but the initial welcome and...More

Thank nickandangels
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed our (birthday gift) visit to BS. Highlights included the old building and history, the distillery tour, the creation of our botanicals map and, of course, the cocktails! Areas for improvement focus on the introduction to the experience; a little rushed, unclear and without...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ken B
Reviewed 4 days ago

My second visit, my wife's first, an interesting place, especially the greenhouses being an architectural wonder, a beautiful form. The distillery and the history of the company is fascinating, well worth a visit. I felt the non alcoholic drink was definitely NOT as good as...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jon555
homeofbombay, Manager at Bombay Sapphire Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're pleased you found your visit interesting and well worth a visit. We're sorry to hear that the alcohol free drinks currently on our menu were not to your taste - our menu changes every 6 months and we always offer 2 alcohol free drinks...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We took some friends to the distillery becausewe had heard good reviews. We opted for the self guided tour, a) because they were the only one available and b) the others looked quite expensive. We had a great time exploring the buildings and good quality...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank rs1606
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Response from Pam H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the bar will supply extra cocktails or there is a bus in the grounds that serves coffee and tea!
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