The Empire Room

Overlooking the River Test and the Glasshouses, the Empire Room is the jewel in the crown of Laverstoke Mill. It is home to Bombay Sapphire Senior Ambassador Sam Carter, who hosts some of the world’s top bartenders and designs Bombay Sapphire’s signature cocktails in this bar. Now you can enjoy this space too for Masterclasses, drinks receptions or as a casual meeting space.


Casual seating 10-25

Standing reception 10-30

Masterclass 10-16


Monday -Thursday 9am-Midnight

Hourly Hire Available on Request

Perfect for

  • Corporate events
  • Private parties
  • Cocktail receptions
  • Informal meetings
  • Cocktail Masterclasses


From £150 per hour (minimum 2 hours)


We have a suite of options to enable you to make the very best of your event at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery. Choose from the following options:

  • Hire additional spaces – Glasshouses, Gallery and Entrance Hall, Botanical Dry Room
  • Bespoke Cocktail Masterclasses
  • Hosted Tour of the Distillery
  • Gifting – Engraved bottles of Bombay Sapphire, gift cards, cocktail kits
  • AV – TV and audio system included

Looking to make a booking?

Imagine your event at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery. Hire one of the unique event spaces at Laverstoke Mill for corporate events, meetings, banquets, private parties and more.

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While production of Bombay Sapphire gin continues as normal, we are sorry to announce that until Sunday 19th July 2020 inclusive, the Bombay Sapphire Visitor Centre will be cancelling all tours and events as well as closing our shop, bar and café due to the evolving coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. All tickets purchased for visits up to and including 19th July 2020 will be refunded back to the original purchase method or rebooked. We are constantly evaluating the situation and in contact with local officials, and we will update you when tours resume. Any extension to this closure date will be communicated with at least one week’s notice. The safety of our guests and staff is our highest priority, and we thank you for your patience.