Distillery Experiences

A distillery experience.

We love parties, showing people our distillery and creating and tasting new gin recipes so we’ve put together a range of Gin Kitchen Experiences. From sampling a G&T to distilling your own gin; there's something to suit everybody (over the age of 18!).

Tasting Experience

Taste each one of our vibrant and characterful gins while discovering more about the botanicals we carefully source from around the globe. We'll share with you our story, product development, how the business has grown from strength to strength and talk about some of the exciting collaborations we have with other local businesses.

Sip your favourite G&T combination during a tour of the working side of our distillery where we'll talk you through the processes we follow to create our luxury hand-crafted spirits.

After all that, you'll probably find it's about time for another G&T! Drinks of your choice, including beer, wine and soft drinks can be purchased from our bar for £5.

The event itself will last between 1-1.5 hours, the bar will remain open if you fancy having another drink or two.

  • Tasters of our product range.
  • Choice of gin and tonic.
  • Talk on the process of distilling.
  • Tour of the distillery.

Tickets cost £15 plus booking fee and we can accommodate a maximum of 25 people on the night.

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Private Tasting Experience

We can arrange a private tasting experience with exclusive use of our tasting lounge. Perfect for a special occasion or just a treat, you will be guided through our collection of spirits by a dedicated host who will then show you around the distillery.

We offer a range of private dining options from a distillers’ buffet to a gin-paired banquet.

Prices range from £90 for up to six guests. We can accommodate up to 50 guests.

Please contact Gaynor to plan your event and book a date.

Cocktail Masterclass

During a cocktail masterclass, we will demonstrate how to make three cocktails and then let you have a go. We will show you key techniques such as how to use a shaker, or how to stir in a Japanese mixing glass.

Prices range from £45 per person. We can accommodate up to 18 guests.

Please contact Gaynor to plan your event and book a date.

Cocktail Suppers

Join us for cocktails from 6pm followed by a tour of the distillery. The 30 minute tour ends at our long table where you’ll take a seat to enjoy a wonderful three course meal with spirit pairings.

  • A signature cocktail on arrival
  • A tour of the distillery
  • A three course meal paired with cocktails conjured up by our mixologist
To finish, a sweet treat and and a liqueur

£95 per person.

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Distilling Experience

We also give you the chance to distil your own gin with our Distilling Experience involving:

  • Discuss potential botanicals in advance.
  • Gin and tonic on arrival.
  • Talk on the process of distilling.
  • Hands-on experience of distilling a gin together.
  • Taste testing throughout the process.
  • Gin and tonic of the resulting gin.
  • Take one bottle of the gin home (per group).
£300 for up to five people.
£10 per additional guest.
A buffet can be arranged at additional cost.
Please contact Gaynor to book a date.

Golden Tickets

Golden Ticket for a distillery experience.

Experiences can also be bought as a gift, in the form of an electronic golden ticket, to be used by the lucky recipient. If you have received a golden ticket, please contact contact Gaynor.


Gaynor is on hand to help you plan and book your event. She can be contacted by email at fabulous@gin.kitchen or by phone Monday-Wednesday on 01306 889598.

Buffets & Dining


Tasting or making gin can quickly work up an appetite. We have a number of options for private tastings and distilling experiences, carefully chosen to complement our spirits. The most popular buffet is the Distillers' buffet, our take on a Ploughman's, and based upon our distillers' favourite snacks on a long hard day of distilling and taste testing. It includes Mediterranean meze or tapas dishes such as vine leaves, houmous, seafood, skewers, falafel, cheeses, pita, salads and baklava or cake. We can cater for vegans or guests with allergies, buffets are tailored to the the expereince and the guests.

Distillers' buffet is £20 per guest.

We can create any dining experience from a bowl of crisps (carefully selected to complement our spirits) to a gin-paired banquet prepared by a local chef. Please contact Gaynor to discuss specific requirements.

Visit the Distillery

The Gin Kitchen Distillery.

We love visitors so you’re welcome to pop in anytime we’re distilling to get to know us and to taste our gin. We have a cocktail bar and shop. You can buy a bottle of gin directly from us, or bring your empty along for a refil! Our distillers are all trained cocktail bar tenders, naturally.

Visiting the Surrey Hills

The view from Box Hill.

If you're visitng The Surrey Hills we have lots of recommendations for places to stay, eat and explore.

The historic market town of Dorking is our home. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, famous for cycling and mountain biking, hiking and gastronomy. We recommend dining at Sorrel (ask sommelier Richard Burton to make an awesome Dragontail and tonic); and The Salt Pig with its very own gin, made with fresh coriander.

There are great hotels including the historic White Horse, a coaching inn dating from 1278 and having hosted Charles Dickens; The Waltons Bed and Breakfast, a magnificent listed Victorian house in the centre of Dorking, built in the 1830s; and The Burford Bridge, frequented by John Keats, Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton.

We also recommend visiting Denbies Wine Estate and High Clandon Vineyard; many National Trust sites including Polesden Lacey, Box Hill, and Leith Hill; Dorking Halls and all the pubs in Dorking.

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