Nestled around the Silent Pool and alongside our distillery are a small group of artisans who produce exceptional food and drink. On the Artisan Tasting Day we’ll introduce you to some of these neighbours! Meet the makers of Norbury Park Cheese to learn about cheesemaking, and tour both the Albury Organic Vineyard and our Silent Pool Distillery. All in all, it’s a fascinating and flavour filled day out!
What to expect...
Norbury Park Cheese
The tour commences at Norbury Park Cheese - Surrey’s only cheesemakers and situated adjacent to our distillery - where you will discover the history and secrets of cheesemaking and sample the delicious range. Founded in 2001 by husband and wife team Neil and Michaela, Norbury Park Cheese is crafted using local milk from free-grazing cows who enjoy rich and diverse grassland. The popular Norbury Blue and Dirty Vicar cheeses are hand moulded, salted, washed and matured at their Silent Pool site. Norbury Park cheeses are served at local fine dining restaurants and pubs as well as being sold at specialist cheese retailers and farmers markets.
Albury Organic Vineyard
It’s a short walk to Albury Organic Vineyard, a family-run initiative that produces award-winning English wines on the sloping hills next to our distillery site. Founder Nick Wenman planted the vineyard in 2009 and key to its success is a commitment to organic and biodynamic principles. Tour the vines and learn about the wine production process before sampling award winning and limited release wines and spirits, some of which are opened exclusively for the Artisan Tasting Day. A ploughman’s lunch is served at the vineyard and you will enjoy a £5 discount on sparkling wine at the shop.
Silent Pool Distillers
We move on to the Silent Pool Distillery. Our distillery was established in 2014 by two Surrey locals with a passion for creating handcrafted artisan spirits using the finest quality ingredients. Our flagship Silent Pool Gin is now exported to over 35 countries and is still produced and bottled at our distillery. Our expert tour guide will showcase the four stage distillation process that makes our gin unique. You’ll also learn about the history of the site and the legend of the Silent Pool, as well as tasting a selection of our Small Batch spirits. And, of course, we include a glass of our signature Silent Pool Gin G&T.
Artisan Tasting Day guests receive a £5 discount on Albury sparkling wine, a £5 voucher to use in the fabulous Silent Pool Distillery shop on the day of the tour, and a complimentary Copa glass to take home.
If you want to stay longer and visit the distillery Poolside Bar on our terrace by the Silent Pool, we’re delighted to offer you 15% off your first drink (open weekends only).
10.30 am – 3.30pm.
Cost: £125 pp, maximum capacity: 14.
Important Tour Information (for more details see our FAQs):
All tour participants must be 18 years or over. Sorry, we can't allow children or babies on our tours for licensing, and health and safety reasons.
There are a couple of disabled parking bays at the Distillery for disabled badge holders.
All other car parking is at The Silent Pool Car Park, which is a short walk from the Distillery.
Tour places can be reserved for up to two days in our booking system before they must be fully paid for.
£5 discount vouchers are valid in our shop for sales of £40 or more and must be used on the date of your tour.
For more information including accessibility, appropriate clothing and dietary considerations, please visit ourFAQs section.