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. From sampling a G&T to distilling your own gin; there's something to suit everybody (over the age of 18!).
We look forward to welcoming you to The Gin Kitchen.
GIN TASTING EXPERIENCE & TOUR
The Gin Kitchen tasting experience and tour is a must for any gin lover. We produce and bottle all our luxury spirits on site. The distillery is set in heritage buildings, on a farmyard in the Surrey Hills and makes for a beautiful backdrop to an indulgent experience.
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.
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.
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 buffets, canapes, street food and welcome drinks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indulge in a perfectly prepared selection of savoury treats including delicious unlimited finger sandwiches and tempting modern touches alongside freshly baked scones with clotted cream and homemade seasonal jams. and miniature delectable bite-size cakes, pastries and delicacies.
Afternoon tea at the Gin Kitchen includes an opulent cocktail and a selection of tea. Mocktails are also available for non-drinkers. Additional cocktails may be ordered.
Vegan menu and gluten and dairy free alternatives are available when booked in advance.
Afternoon tea is £60 per person.