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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 government guidance, Bombay Sapphire Distillery is now open with new measures  in place in response to COVID-19. Pre-booking is essential as tours currently have reduced capacity.

Please visit their website for more details before you visit. 

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

The Laverstoke

CLASSIC COLLINS

Ingredients

  •  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

Method

  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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