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Silent Pool Distillers

Guildford

Type:Distillery

Shere Road, Albury, GUILDFORD, Surrey, GU5 9BW

Tel: 01483 229136

Silent Pool Distillers

About

Founded in the Spring of 2014, and licenced later that year, Silent Pool Distillers was set up with the vision of creating hand-crafted, premium spirits with uncompromising quality. By the skilful hands of the distillers, each essential ingredient is carefully selected and, where possible, locally sourced. Using only the finest botanicals from nature, the distillers strive to capture the essence and sprawling beauty of the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is hugely important to the company that every stage is overseen with precision, knowledge and exceptional care. Every single bottle that is produced by Silent Pool Distillers, including their signature product Silent Pool Gin, is entirely crafted within the four walls of the distillery, even the bottling takes place on site. It is all very labour intensive, but well worth the effort to create an impressive portfolio of delicate and complex spirits that are rolling out across the UK and beyond.

Tours - All tours are bookable in advance

Distillery Tours

Gin lovers - join us for a 90-minute-deep dive into the Silent Pool Distillers’ gin experience.

We’ll begin by talking about how we came to exist as well as telling the story of the Silent Pool. We will talk about the history of Gin, where it came from and why it is so popular today.

Next, we will tell you what makes our Gin so special, covering the 4 different methods of production, talk about each botanical we use and why, even sampling as we go.

Finishing with a tasting of the full range, we start by trying our award-winning Silent Pool Gin and end with our Gin based fruit cordials.

We formulate, distil and bottle our award-winning liqueurs here, nestled in the Surrey Hills. The Gin experience is an intricate look at how we strive to be a truly unique producer of handcrafted spirits.

Walking Tours

If you love the great outdoors, as well as your gin, our Walking Tours are the perfect way to spend the day – whatever the weather. 

With two walking difficulty levels to choose from, you’ll enjoy rambling across the stunning Surrey Hills and North Downs, before settling down for hard-earned lunch and gin tasting session at the Silent Pool Distillery. 

Are you ready, boots? 

Silent Pool Artisan’s tasting day

Our Artisan Tasting Day begins at the glorious Albury Organic Vineyard where you’ll sample rare and boutique wines fit for royalty before an afternoon of gin tasting and a talk on the development of distinctive cocktail flavours and combinations at our distillery in the spectacular Surrey countryside. 

And your day will finish at the Norbury Park Cheese Company, sampling their finest artisan cheeses. 

The perfect day for connoisseurs of exquisite taste.   

G&Tea Party

Our Artisan Tasting Day begins at the glorious Albury Organic Vineyard where you’ll sample rare and boutique wines fit for royalty before an afternoon of gin tasting and a talk on the development of distinctive cocktail flavours and combinations at our distillery in the spectacular Surrey countryside. 

And your day will finish at the Norbury Park Cheese Company, sampling their finest artisan cheeses. 

The perfect day for connoisseurs of exquisite taste.   

Stories behind the bottle

If you’re a Silent Pool Gin fanatic, we’ve got something you’ll find irresistible - our private Directors Tours. Joined by one of our Directors, you’ll receive an exclusive tour around our distillery, find out the history of Silent Pool and how we grew into the international brand we are today. And those burning questions you’ve always wanted to ask? You’ll get to ask them too.

Floral Classes

Do spectacular floral bouquets give you the urge to create something magical for a wedding or special occasion? 

If so, you’ll love our Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop. 

You’ll learn how to create, present and gift wrap beautiful bouquets using fresh, seasonal flowers and foliage as you enjoy a Silent Pool Distillers G&T. And when you’re finished, we’ll give you a transportable box to take your creation home in to enjoy. 

Please check our website for details and times of these tours.

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Distillery Tour£20.00 per ticket
Floral Classes£50.00 per ticket
G&Tea Party£40.00 per ticket
Silent Pool artisan’s tasting day£80.00 per ticket
Stories behind the bottle£40.00 per ticket
Walking Tour - easy£40.00 per ticket
Walking tour - intermediate£45.00 per ticket

All are correct at time of print and are subject to change

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - On the weekends Silent Pool Distillery runs a pop-up bar
  • Picnic Site - 30-minute walk to the stunning Newlands Corner

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - Japanese, French, American, Australian, Canadian and English
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - We encourage all visitors to park in the free Silent Pool Car Park just off the A25. A lovely two-minute stroll from us. As we only have a limited number of Disabled parking bays outside the distillery.
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - Varied dependant on reason for visit
  • Booking essential - Recommended for Tours
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Special group rates - Contact tours@silentpooldistiller.com for private tours details
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction - Smoking is not permitted within 300 yards of the distillery
  • Outdoor Attraction - The Silent Pool
  • Village Location - Shere - Widely considered to be one of the most picturesque villages in Surrey, Shere has a perfect chocolate box tranquillity that has attracted visitors from far and wide

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - 18+
  • Marketed Towards Families - 18+
  • Marketed towards student/youth - 18+

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Road Directions

• If you are using Sat Nav or a journey planning website the address is:-

Silent Pool Distillery Shere Road, Albury, Surrey, GU59BW

• The Silent Pool Distillery is situated 200 yards from the Dorking bound lane of the A25; which runs from Guildford to Dorking.

• We encourage all visitors to park in the free Silent Pool Car Park just off the A25. A lovely two-minute stroll from us. As we only have a limited number of Disabled parking bays outside the distillery.  

Public Transport Directions

• Trains: Guildford Station is a 10-minute taxi journey from the Distillery Chillworth Station is a 3-minute taxi journey from the Distillery West Clandon Station is a 10-minute taxi journey from the Distillery Gomshall Station is a 5-minute taxi journey and roughly a 30-minute walk from the Distillery Guildford Station has a taxi rank, however, if traveling from any of the other Stations visitors would need a pre organised taxi booked to collect them. We suggest GM Cars – 01483 566 566.

• Buses: The nearest bus stop is on A24 (Shere Road) right next to the Silent Pool Car park. The 32 bus (Guildford to Redhill) and 25 (Guildford to Cranleigh)  are wheelchair accessible.  

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

* Gin Experience Distillery Tour

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