We had day out for the husband's birthday. First we went to Clivedon. We had a lovely wonder round the gardens, including a trip to the maze and a walk to the Thames!
Bombay Sapphire distillery which is in Hampshire. It really is in a beautiful spot with the most amazing clear stream running through the mill. We spent about an hour and a half on our self-guided tour with the highlight being the opportunity to smell the various flavours used in gin production. You received a card with the idea being that when a flavour proved
appealing the appropriate number on the card would be punched. Once this
exercise was completed the card could then be used to work out our
ideal gin cocktail. For the girls and me as as the driver, this was a little pointless but
it did tell me which of the two available virgin cocktails I’d like
best. It was quite a lot of fun smelling the various flavours, some of
which were utterly disgusting.