Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Gin Trip

Last Saturday a group of our lovely ladies, plus one honorary WI gentleman went to visit the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Laverstoke. We were incredibly lucky with the weather as the sun shone for us all day. The coach dropped us off for our tour at 10:30am and after having a great time exploring the old paper mill and brand new (and rather striking) glass houses we spent some time in the aroma room. This was lots of fun as each of chose our favourite aromas, the results of which were used later on to make our personal cocktail. Most of us then had a tour of the working distillery and met Thomas and Mary, the original copper stills. From here we were to The Mill Bar and sat in the sun sipping our freshly made cocktails. 

After popping into the shop for a few essentials (it would be rude not too!) we headed back to the coach where we were taken into the local town of Whitchurch for some lunch. After a little walk past the local Silk Mill and many ducks we all decided to head to The Red House pub for some lovely lunch and of course some more gin! Considering we hadn't booked the staff were brilliant and everyone managed to enjoy a leisurely lunch before the journey home. 

It was a lovely day with lots more Spike WI memories made

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