A Tour of The Gin Country: Safari Stays

Enjoy a British staycation and while with us you can arrange to tour three of the best and most beautiful gin distilleries in the UK.

In partnership with our great friends at the Crab & Boar in Chieveley and The Anchor Inn in Lower Froyle, we’re bringing you a three-night stay from £130 per person.

What’s Included?

During your tour of stunning countryside near to three of the UK’s best gin distilleries, take in the quaint Hampshire village of Lower Froyle during your stay at The Anchor Inn, explore the banks of the River Test while you relax with us here at the Bourne Valley Inn in St Mary Bourne and then ramble through the picture-perfect countryside of Berkshire as you finish your trip with the Crab & Boar in Chieveley.

Your safari stay will include:
– A night in a Classic Room at each historic inn*
– A la carte breakfast per day
– Luxury linens
– Vegan & environmentally-friendly bath & body products
– En-suite bathrooms
– Complimentary tea & coffee making facilities
– Available to book for stay until 31st March, excluding Christmas holidays, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Bank Holidays

Your four-legged companions are welcome to join you for an additional £15 per dog, per property.

*Upgrades available. Ts&cs apply  – you can find them on the Cirrus Inns website here.


Example Itinerary

Here is an example itinerary of the things you can arrange to see and do during your Safari Stay.

Please note: all distillery tours mentioned are illustrative activities to do while on a Safari Stay. Your Safari Stay does not include tickets for the tours themselves. They should be purchased directly with the distillery and will be subject to COVID regulations governed by the distilleries themselves.


Day 1: Arrive in Lower Froyle

Nestling at the western end of the South Downs Way, surrounded by the rolling Hampshire countryside, clear chalk streams and watercress beds for which the county is known, you will find Winchester Distillery, home of Twisted Nose Watercress Gin.
Purchase a ticket for one of their informative & fun tours via their website.

Day 2: Lower Froyle > St Mary Bourne

Go behind-the-scenes of Britain’s favourite spirit & discover the secret craft surrounding the making of one of the world’s finest gins, Bombay Sapphire. Just 6 miles from the BVI, this is an incredible day out that is a must for any cocktail lover or gin connoisseur.
For more information and to purchase tour tickets of the Bombay Sapphire distillery, visit their website.

Day 3: St Mary Bourne > Chieveley

Tour Ramsbury Distillery, home to ale, gin & vodka, and see the beautiful surroundings that provide them with everything they need in order to create their products and find out what is the secret ingredient that makes their award-winning single estate spirits “outstanding”.
All tour tickets can be purchased via their website.



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