£75.00 per person
Tucked away in a conservation area with over 1,000 years of history, you’ll find a gin lover’s paradise. Follow a resident Gin Expert on a journey through the site’s heritage and the gin’s production. Discover the Mill’s fascinating history in the Heritage Room, and see the exotic botanicals infused into every drop of Bombay Sapphire in the Glasshouses and Dry Room.
From the Blackmore Vale area, we head directly to your fish and chip lunch situated nearby to Laverstoke Mill.
Bombay Sapphire is based at Laverstoke Mill just 15 miles from Winchester. A mix of iconic modern architecture, rich heritage and exquisite cocktails, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery offers something for every visitor. You will be taken on a journey through the provenance of Bombay Sapphire’s ten botanicals, discovering their own flavour preferences and enjoy a delicious Bombay Sapphire cocktail at the end of your tour.
There has been a mill on the site in Laverstoke since at least 903AD but the first official records show Laverstoke Mill as a corn mill marked in the Domesday Book of 1086. In 1719, a French Huguenot called Henry Portal leased Laverstoke Mill and converted it to make the finest quality handmade paper.
Transforming a 300 year old paper mill with over 1000 years of history within a Conservation area and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, took patience and dedication. Working with Heatherwick Studio, Bombay Sapphire sympathetically renovated Laverstoke Mill into a sustainable distillery that showcases the natural beauty and industrial heritage of the site.
Depart Stalbridge: 08:00 – Return Stalbridge: 20:00 approx
All itineraries are approximate and subject to change