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17 March 2020Whitchurch Silk Mill and Bombay Sapphire Distillery
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Whitchurch Silk Mill and Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Tuesday 17 March 2020


Following the announcement by Bombay Sapphire Distillery that it is closing its facility to tour groups with effect from 14th March it has been necessary to cancel this visit at short notice.  Members who had booked to go on this visit are being contacted individually.


Whitchurch is the oldest silk mill in the UK still in its original buildings and using 19th century machinery.  We will enjoy a 1 hour guided tour in small groups taking in the waterwheel and Victorian machinery and learning about the production process.  There will also be time to visit the shop that sells products made from the mill's silk and other items.

After lunch we travel to Laverstoke Mill for a hosted tour of the Bombay Sapphire distillery.  As well as learning about the production process we will see the glasshouses designed by Heatherwick Studios and enter the Botanical Dry Room to discover our preferred flavours.

Tickets for this visit have sold out.  Waiting ist enquiries should be made to Heather Steere or Elaine Edwards via