Gin Kitchen: About

A multi-award-winning distillery, based in heritage farm buildings, nestled in the English Surrey Hills, 

We developed a bold new style of gin with a vibrant and fresh palate and characteristically rich full-bodied texture. 

We carefully capture the essential oils present in the fresh botanicals we use; they contain the essence of the plant's fragrance and can be lost with modern filtering methods. The oils are only released at the time of serving, when diluted with tonic, unleashing an intensely fresh and vibrant taste with a delicate shimmer.

We have three stills named Dinky Dragondale, Daisy Fireglade and Bindy Bubblepop. Dinky and Daisy were handcrafted from copper by an artisan still-maker in Portugal and Bindy was designed and built in-house, using stainless steel and the knowledge we’ve built up over years of distilling.

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We take great care over each and every bottle, filling and labeling them by hand. Our distillers write the bottle and batch number on each bottle before they are dispatched around the world.

We have two cocktail bars at the distillery, and we offer a range of experiences such as gin tasting, bottomless brunch, cocktail masterclasses, private and corporate events and bespoke spirit development. Find out more below.

Cocktails at our Bar


We change our cocktail offerings regularly but keep some classics and favourites. Below is an example of the kind of cocktails we serve at our at Surrey Hills location.

Gin & Rum Cocktails

  • Down the Rabbit Hole

  • Ginger Cat Negroni

  • Hurtberry Brambles

  • Mojito 

  • Moscow Monkey

  • Pineapple Daiquiri 

  • Passionate Dragon

  • Pink Passion

  • Singapore Sling

  • Concubine's Bellini

 

Martinis

  • Classic Dry Martini

  • Espresso Martini

  • Naked Martini

Food at the Gin Kitchen

For food, we have either our Tapas menu served Friday-Sundays or our Bottomless Brunch which is served on some Saturdays & Sundays.  We don't serve food Monday-Thursday. You can also view our current Drinks menu.

Drink menu at the Gin Kitchen Surrey

Drinks Menu

View our fabulous selection of cocktails available in our bar as well as our gin and rum made in our distillery on site. We also have a range of mocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.

Tapas Menu at the Gin Kitchen Surrey

Tapas Menu

View our selection of delicious tapas items available. We cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free & diary free options and use our handy check box to see what's available.

Bottomless Brunch Menu at the Gin Kitchen Surrey

Bottomless Brunch Menu

View our extravagant menu served to you over two hours with unlimited G&Ts. There's something for everyone, over and over again! We also have non-alcoholic drink options. 

Reserve your table with us

Reserve a table with us for our cocktail bar with or without tapas.

Make a booking for bottomless brunch.

Gin Experiences in the Surrey Hills

We love parties, showing people our distillery in the Surrey Hills and creating and tasting new gin recipes so we’ve put together a range of Gin Experiences. There's something to suit everybody (over the age of 18!).

All our gin experiences and the gin & cocktail bar are COVID-19 Secure.  In the event you have to self-isolate or the event is otherwise disrupted due to COVID-19, we will reschedule your experience for a future date.
 

We look forward to welcoming you to The Gin Kitchen. 

View & book all our different gin experiences in one place.

Gin Experiences Calendar
 

For food, we have either our Tapas menu served Friday-Sundays or our Bottomless Brunch which is served on some Saturdays & Sundays. Unfortunately, we don't serve food Monday-Thursday. You can also view our current Drinks menu.

Available Gin Experiences

Gin Tasting Experience & Tour

Gin Tasting Experience & Tour

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.


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


Tickets cost £30 and we can accommodate a maximum of 20 people.

For food, we have either our Tapas menu served Friday-Sundays or our Bottomless Brunch which is served on some Saturdays & Sundays. Unfortunately, we don't serve food Monday-Thursday. You can also view our current Drinks menu.

Available Gin Experiences

Cocktail Masterclasses

Cocktail Masterclasses

Learn how to make beautiful cocktails like a pro at the Gin Kitchen cocktail bar for a fantastic gin experience.


One of our expert cocktail bartenders will guide you in how to use a cocktail shaker and the other essential bar tools.


You will be greeted with a welcome G&T while your host provides an introduction to cocktail making.


The masterclasses usually take place in our private Calf Shed bar and last 2-3 hours.


Cocktail Masterclasses cost £55.

For food, we have either our Tapas menu served Friday-Sundays or our Bottomless Brunch which is served on some Saturdays & Sundays. Unfortunately, we don't serve food Monday-Thursday. You can also view our current Drinks menu.

Available Gin Experiences

Bottomless Brunch

Bottomless Brunch

Bottomless brunch at The Gin Kitchen in the distillery’s Orangery Bar. Enjoy limitless* award-winning gin and tonics for two hours accompanied by a five plated brunch. The perfect gin experience for a gin lover.


We can accommodate dietary requirements on request.


Minimum booking for 2 guests, maximum of 30.


Bottomless Brunch costs £55.


* Terms and conditions apply to allow us to operate within the conditions of our premises licence.

For food, we have either our Tapas menu served Friday-Sundays or our Bottomless Brunch which is served on some Saturdays & Sundays. Unfortunately, we don't serve food Monday-Thursday. You can also view our current Drinks menu.

Available Gin Experiences

Absinthe Tasting Experience

Absinthe Tasting Experience

Our host will welcome you and introduce you to the exciting world of absinthe. 


First, tasting it neat - to get a feel for how strong it is but also the complex palate and smoothness. Next the traditional serve with an absinthe fountain and finally, an absinthe cocktail will be made for you to try like the Corpse Reviver 69.


Sip your cocktail during a tour of the working side of our distillery where we'll talk you through the processes we follow to create our absinthe.


The absinthe tasting experience itself will last between 1.5-2 hours, the bar will remain open if you fancy having another drink or two.


Tickets cost £25 and we can accommodate a maximum of 20 people.

For food, we have either our Tapas menu served Friday-Sundays or our Bottomless Brunch which is served on some Saturdays & Sundays. Unfortunately, we don't serve food Monday-Thursday. You can also view our current Drinks menu.

Available Gin Experiences

Meet The Maker Experience

Meet The Maker Experience

This special gin tasting experience is with Kate, our co-founder. It was in 2016 when Kate called her best friend Helen to say:  “We’re going to start a distillery – from now on we’re going to make gin!” The rest of the story you can find out whilst enjoying all of fabulous gins whilst in Kate's company.


Taste each one of our vibrant and characterful gins while discovering more about the botanicals we carefully source from around the globe.


Sip your favourite G&T combination during a tour of the working side of our distillery where Kate will talk you through the processes she created for our luxury hand-crafted spirits.


Bar snacks and canapes are included.


The event itself will last approx 2.5 hours, the bar will remain open if you fancy having another drink or two.

For food, we have either our Tapas menu served Friday-Sundays or our Bottomless Brunch which is served on some Saturdays & Sundays. Unfortunately, we don't serve food Monday-Thursday. You can also view our current Drinks menu.

Available Gin Experiences

Private Parties - Venue Hire and Experiences

Private Parties - Venue Hire and Experiences

Our artisan distillery, in heritage buildings on the outskirts of Dorking, makes a characterful venue for private parties. 


We offer private venue hire as well as private gin experiences such as tastings and cocktail masterclasses. 


We can also include food and drink options such as tapas and welcome drinks.

For food, we have either our Tapas menu served Friday-Sundays or our Bottomless Brunch which is served on some Saturdays & Sundays. Unfortunately, we don't serve food Monday-Thursday. You can also view our current Drinks menu.

Available Gin Experiences

Gin Distilling Experience

Gin Distilling Experience

Kate, our Master Distiller and Co-Founder of the Gin Kitchen, runs our gin distilling experience. Kate will demonstrate and talk about the whole process with hands on help from you. 


At the end of the experience you will name and design a label for your bottle of gin to take away.


The gin distilling experience itself will last between 3-3.5 hours, the bar will remain open if you fancy having another drink or two.


The distilling experience costs £400 for up to 6 people. Additional people can be added for £25 per person up to a maximum of 12. 

For food, we have either our Tapas menu served Friday-Sundays or our Bottomless Brunch which is served on some Saturdays & Sundays. Unfortunately, we don't serve food Monday-Thursday. You can also view our current Drinks menu.

Available Gin Experiences

Golden Ticket

Golden Ticket

Our Golden Ticket is a Gin Experience Gift Voucher.


It means you can choose any of our gin experiences without a set date, for yourself or as a gift.


You will be sent in the post a golden ticket gift voucher in a gorgeous presentation gift box. 


Either choose from any of the gin experiences listed on this page, or for something extra special, please contact us and we'll help you to design your bespoke gin gift experience.