The Best Gin Tasting and Gin Experiences in Surrey 2024

If you’re a gin fan then gin tasting is such a great activity for a night out or special occasion. You can order a premium gin flight at many bars that come with tasting notes or you can join organised gin tasting experiences where you taste gins as a group whilst being guided through them with a knowledgeable host.

I thought it would be good to put together all the places you can experience gin tasting in Surrey along with Surrey distillery tours – with many that also include gin tasting sessions – and also gin cocktail making workshops and other gin tours and gin experiences Surrey.

The Best Gin Tasting and Gin Experiences in  Surrey

Gin Cocktail Making Experiences in Surrey

The Gin Kitchen – Goldenlands Farm, Punchbowl Lane, Dorking, Surrey RH5 4DX

Cocktail Masterclass – Learn how to make beautiful cocktails like a pro at the Gin Kitchen cocktail bar for a fantastic gin experience. Guided through the ingredients, bar tools, techniques and tips under the expert tutelage of a cocktail bartender, learn to make the most beautiful, delectable drinks as part of this fun and fabulous experience. Creating three drinks featuring different methods, a Masterclass may include a stirred, poured and shaken cocktail, sharing the insights needed to create cocktails like a pro.

The cocktail masterclasses last 2-3 hours.

When: Friday evenings.

Cost: £55 per person.

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Gin Distillery Tours in Surrey

The Gin Kitchen – Goldenlands Farm, Punchbowl Lane, Dorking, Surrey RH5 4DX

Gin Tasting Experience and Tour – The Gin Kitchen tasting experience and tour is a must for any gin lover. Five gins are tasted without and then with tonic to demonstrate the effect of saturating essential oils, which gives all Gin Kitchen gins their luxurious qualities. The history of the distillery and its founders is woven into the experience along with the story behind each of the gins.

After the tasting guests choose which one to have as a full-sized G&T. The tour of the distillery then takes place, with a G&T to sip while learning about the production and bottling of this iconic brand. The event lasts around 1 1/2 hours.

When: Fridays and Saturdays.

Cost: £35 per person.

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The Best Gin Tasting and Gin Experiences in  Surrey

Silent Pool Distillers – Silent Pool Distillery, Shere Road, Albury, Surrey GU5 9BW

Silent Pool Distillery Tour – Dive into the world of Silent Pool Gin on a popular distillery tour. The distillery sits in the heart of the Surrey Hills. Visit to see where Silent Pool handcraft, distil and bottle their iconic gin. The guide will explain the legend of the Silent Pool, why and how they chose the location for the distillery, and the history of gin itself. Visit the stills that make the spirits and find out about the four-stage distillation process and how they get the best out of the carefully selected botanicals that flavour the gins. And of course you get to taste the range of spirits too!

You’ll also receive a £5 voucher to use in the distillery shop. Tours last 90 minutes.

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Cost: £25 per person

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The Surrey Copper Distillery – 222 Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8GA

Distillery Tour – The tour begins with the chief distiller telling you all about the fundamentals of gin, how gin is made and introducing you to some of the botanicals used to make Copperfield London Dry Gin. After the talk you get to enjoy the walking tour of the distillery beginning with an introduction to Clara, the unique 300 litre mini carterhead, solid copper still.

The tour finishes with a tutored tasting of the Surrey Copper Distillery range of spirits. Guests are provided with a set of sample cups, each of which will contain a different neat spirit. Mixers are provided as required.

All guests will get a £5 off voucher for use in the distillery shop.

When: By appointment.

Cost: £20 per person.

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Distillers of Surrey – Polesden Ln, Ripley, Woking GU23 6JX

Distillery Tour – Visit Distillers of Surrey for a tour of the distillery with a G&T in hand!

When: Selected Saturdays through the year.

Cost: £20 per person.

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The Best Gin Tasting and Gin Experiences in  Surrey

Denbies Vineyard – Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA

Denbies Gin & Vine Experience Day – Refreshments and pastries on arrival at Denbies. Followed by a morning at the local ‘The Gin Kitchen’ enjoying a tasting experience. The Gin Kitchen tasting experience and tour is a must for any gin lover.

Followed by a two-course lunch in the Gallery Restaurant at Denbies. The afternoon will be hosted by Denbies Wine Expert, where you will gain an understanding of Denbies wine, vine to glass, with Denbies tour and tastings.

When: Selected Fridays

Cost: £130 per person.

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The Best Gin Tasting and Gin Experiences in  Surrey

Gin Tasting in Surrey

Silent Pool Distillers – Silent Pool Distillery, Shere Road, Albury, Surrey GU5 9BW

Silent Pool Artisan Tasting Day – A fascinating and flavour-filled day out with the Artisans based at the Silent Pool. Nestled around the Silent Pool are a small group of artisans who produce exceptional food and drink. On the Artisan Tasting Day you’ll be introduced to the Artisans and have a tour around the distillery. It’s a fascinating and flavour-filled day out that includes lunch.

When: Selected dates through the year.

Cost: £125 per person

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The Best Gin Tasting and Gin Experiences in  Surrey

Surrey Tasting Rooms – 38 Church St, Reigate RH2 0AJ

The Tasting Rooms – The Surrey Tasting Rooms is a collaboration between The Vineking, Crumbs Brewing, Hurt Liqueur and Batts Hill Gin. It features a locally sourced menu, including cocktails, wines, keg and canned beers and award winning cheese and charcuterie and hosts regular events, Wine Tastings, Gin Master Classes, Beer and Curry Nights. 

When: Every Thursday and Friday evening.

Cost: Visit site for details.

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Gin Making Experiences in Surrey

The Gin Kitchen – Goldenlands Farm, Punchbowl Lane, Dorking, Surrey RH5 4DX

Gin Distilling Experience – Make your own gin with the help of a Master Distiller. Indulge in G&Ts whilst making your very own gin. Starting off with the botanicals, you will explore which ones are going to go well together. Next it’s off to the distillery to weigh and measure out all the botanicals and put them into the experimenting still. The distillation process is started and you will taste the gin as it comes out of the still. After this, your gin needs to be reduced by adding water to bring it to bottling strength. Finally, you will need to taste your gin in the cocktail bar, name it and design a label for the bottle before taking it home.

You produce a 70cl bottle at the experience, and The Gin Kitchen keep records of the recipe so that you can order more bottles at a later date. The experience lasts up to 3.5 hours.

When: By arrangement.

Cost: £400 for up to 6 people. Extra people can be added for £25 each, with a maximum of 12 people for each experience.

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The Best Gin Tasting and Gin Experiences in  Surrey

Gin Cocktail Making at Home

TT Liquor Virtual Cocktail Making Class

These classes will follow a similar structure to the TT Liquor award-winning physical ones. The experienced host will begin by outlining some core techniques, before leading you through a number of cocktail creations – giving and receiving feedback as they go. All this will be rounded off with a virtual cocktail making competition, ensuring the experience is as interconnected as possible.

Cost: £60 per person

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The Best Gin Tasting and Gin Experiences in  Surrey

There are great gin experiences that are coming back soon and not currently available to book, so make sure you check their websites for updates.

Gin Experiences in Surrey

There are a few other gin experiences that I found online that look fantastic if you’re looking for something a little different for a gin themed day or night in Surrey:

The Best Gin Tasting and Gin Experiences in  Surrey

So there you have many gin experiences in Surrey to give you inspiration for your next evening out or celebration. I’ll add more as I come along them and if I’ve missed your favourite experience from the list please do get in touch and let me know. 

If you’re looking for more activities across Surrey, these articles should help:

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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