Time & Location
14 Mar 2020, 12:00 – 17:00
Whitchurch, Whitchurch SY13, UK
About the event
- Visit the Bombay Sapphire Distillery
- Walk through idyllic Hampshire countryside
- Pass a delightful Silk Mill and quaint tea Shop
- Enjoy a nice cocktail and learn how Gin is made
THE WALK Whitchurch - Distillery - Whitchurch
Distance: Approx 10-11 km
We walk through Whitchurch town, then through leafy lanes & quiet byways through a landscape made famous by the classic story: 'Watership Down'. The route leads gently over a hill with some fine views of rolling Hampshire countryside and then along a stream, and then a walk along the road to the famous Gin Distillery.
The Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history. The distillery showcases the care, skill and artistry behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire, and allows you to discover the flavours of the botanicals which make Bombay Sapphire gin so unique.
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.
Watch the production of gin behind the scenes in the Dakin Still House, and uncover the secrets of Bombay Sapphire’s unique vapour infusion distillation process.
Discover your personal taste profile in the Dry Room and use your profile to order a complimentary cocktail from the Mill Bar suited to your tastes.
DISTILLERY TOUR TICKET (Includes a cocktail) £17.50
Self-guided tour on a timed entrance basis • Audio points with audio available in several languages • Guided tour throughout the Dakin Still House & 10 Botanicals Lab • Complimentary cocktail in the Mill Bar
All tickets need to be purchased in advance. If you're really interested in coming make payment BEFORE END OF JANUARY. Only 18 tickets are available for this trip and entrance is by TIMED ENTRY ONLY and tickets during the week-end do get sold out quickly.
Distillery ticket: £17.50
Meet up fee: £5
Make payment to
40 09 25
ref: Your name / Bombay TRAIN
Cost: Group Save is Approx £21 Meeting time: at 09.20 AM at London Waterloo station
You can then go in small groups to buy the tickets. If you arrive after 09.25 am best you buy the ticket yourself and meet us on the train.
We will make our way to the platform at 09:40 am. If you are late, I'm afraid we won't be able to wait and you'll miss the trip.
Meet us directly at Whitchurch station at 10.50
Lunch: please bring a packed lunch and water
For those coming by train catch the 9.50 am train from London Waterloo
Arrive Whitchurch station 10.50 am
Leave for the walk at 11.00 am
Distillery Arrive around 12.30 pm
Lunch 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm (There is a cafe there)
Cafe might be busy and therefore it might be better to bring sandwiches which we can eat outside the distillery. They don't allow food to be eaten in the distillery grounds.
Distillery visit 1.45 pm - 3.45 pm
Walk back to Station 3.45 pm to 5.00 pm (approx)
Depending on what time we get back we can catch the 5.15 pm train or pub visit and then catch the 6.15 pm train back to London
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