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Bombay Sapphire Distillery

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Address: Laverstoke Mill, London Road, Whitchurch RG28 7NR
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In line with the Government’s latest guidelines, Bombay Sapphire are planning to reopen on 17 May 2021.

The tours, shop, café and bar will be for guests to enjoy. Safety will remain their number one priority. Please visit their website for further information on enjoying a COVID safe visit.

Guests with tickets booked prior to this date will be contacted to arrange a new date or a refund.

In the meantime, they are running virtual distillery tours and cocktail masterclasses every Friday and Saturday, these are available to book here. Their online shop remains open here.

Based at Laverstoke Mill in rural North Hampshire, just 15 miles from Winchester, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history. For over 225 years, the Victorian and Georgian buildings set astride the crystal clear River Test produced bank note paper for the Bank of England and the British Empire. Now, Laverstoke Mill is a state-of-the-art sustainable distillery, which produces every drop of Bombay Sapphire gin.

Learn about the ten botanicals which make Bombay Sapphire so exquisite in the iconic glasshouses designed by Thomas Heatherwick, chart hundreds of years of Laverstoke Mill’s illustrious history, married with the fascinating heritage of gin and Bombay Sapphire and uncover the secrets of Bombay Sapphire’s unique vapour-infusion distillation process. Discover your personal taste profile in our Dry Room, then use your profile to order a complimentary cocktail from the Mill Bar suited to your tastes. The distillery offers hosted tours, as well as cocktail masterclasses for guests, and offers several event spaces for bespoke organised events.

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April – October: 10am – 8pm (last admission at 6pm), 7 days a week
November – March: 11am – 6pm (last admission at 4pm), 7 days a week

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

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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

By Bus

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

86 bus between Winchester and Basingstoke- includes several key stops in Whitchurch and Overton and stops outside Laverstoke Mill

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.


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Celebrate World Gin Day, or any day, with one of the delicious cocktails using Bombay Sapphire gin.


The Laverstoke



  •  50 ml Bombay Sapphire
  •  25 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  •  15 ml Sugar syrup (or 2 tsp of caster sugar in the lemon juice if the syrup is unavailable)
  •  100 ml Premium soda water
  •  Lemon wheel


  1. Stir Bombay Sapphire, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup/caster sugar in the base of a shaker to dissolve and mix.
  2. Fill shaker with ice and shake until frosted.
  3. Add soda water to an ice filled Collins glass.
  4. Strain shaker into glass and lift gently once to mix.
  5. Garnish with a lemon wheel.


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