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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In line with the government’s latest guidelines, we are delighted to announce our plan to reopen the Bombay Sapphire Distillery Visitor Experience on Monday 17th May 2021. We can’t wait to have our tours, shop, café and bar open once again for you to enjoy, while continuing to keep safety as our number one priority – see the protocols you can expect when you arrive here: If you have tickets booked for visits up to 16th May 2021, we will be in touch directly to arrange your refund or rebooking, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Distillery from 17th May. Until then, our virtual experiences are available to book here: and our online shop remains open: