Bombay Sapphire and Surrey’s Silent Pool gin tours return and here’s how to book

As lockdown restrictions ease across the country, both Silent Pool in Surrey and Bombay Sapphire in Hampshire are ready to welcome guests back for a socially-distanced experience.

The two famous gin distilleries have been closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Located at two of the most idyllic settings in the area, gin-lovers can once again celebrate their favourite tipple and discover more about the trendy drink.

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They will be able to sample the beloved brands and soak up the historic atmosphere at the same time.

As with all attractions in England, a number of strict health and safety measures have been introduced for both staff and customers.

From face masks to hand sanitiser stations, visitors can expect a few changes but will still be able to enjoy the gin tasting experience.

About the Silent Pool tour:

The Silent Pool Distillery Tour is primarily an outdoor experience with transit through buildings.

Visitors will be given masks to wear and hand sanitiser if they wish to have them.

Located in Albury, just outside Guildford, guests will go on an immersive 90-minute tour into the world of gin.

They will learn how the brand came to fruition, the story of the Silent Pool and the history of gin at the Surrey Hills beauty spot.

Currently tours are running during July and August on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Opening times:

  • Thursday – 12pm and 2.30pm

  • Friday – 12pm and 2.30pm

  • Saturday – 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm

  • Sunday – 11am and 1.30pm

Price: Tours cost £20 per person and can be booked via the Silent Pool Distillers website.

Address: Shere Road, Albury, GU5 9BW

Read our review here for a taster of what to expect.

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About the Bombay Sapphire tour :

The tours return on July 20, but tickets can be booked now.

Pre-booked guests can explore the stunning botanical glasshouses as they learn more about the world renowned gin at this state-of-the-art, sustainability award-winning distillery.

Located at Laverstoke Mill near Basingstoke, the distillery is operating at a reduced capacity.

Facilities including the museum, bar and gift-shop have been carefully adapted with the addition of Perspex screens at till points, reduced door touch points and hand sanitisation stations throughout.

Temperature checks will be conducted on arrival and face masks will be provided and must be worn at all times.

Visitors will be able to visit the Botanical Dry Room and see the Dakin Still House in action before enjoying a complimentary cocktail in the outdoor grounds.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Opening times: Daily 10.30am-6pm.

Price: Tours cost £17.50 per person and can be booked via the Bombay Sapphire website.

Address: London Road, Whitchurch, RG28 7NR.

To see more photos of the site click here.

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