About Newton House Gin

The initial aroma is of a gentle sense of mint and English garden fragrances, inspiring thoughts of the fresh and bright flavors to come and the gin’s origin in the South Somerset countryside.

Once on the tongue the gentleness of pine from the juniper is further softened by peach and a hint of almond before blueberry deceives with an almost cassis like invitation, the coriander seed then providing a sharp citrus note.

Overall it whispers subtlety with a length and delicacy enhanced by an enjoyably long and fresh finish. The English grown distilled wheat spirit used as the gin’s base gives a long lasting flavour, allowing the Bergamot to blossom providing a floral and citrus warmth before ending with a delicate white peppery finish. The Gin’s 43.2% ABV has been specifically rectified to ensure all flavours are maximised on the palate. This has been made possible by the careful use of the Newton House Estate’s spring water which has flowed, uninterrupted into the River Yeo for centuries. It is fresh, clear and unique…the perfect match for Newton House Gin.

Newton House Gin is the perfect pre-dinner sipper, working entrancingly well in a sweet Martini or with a dash of Fever Tree tonic and a bruised mint leaf.

The bottle details the history of Newton House, reflecting the exciting quality of the gin.

The bottle shape has been designed to work perfectly in any bar, or at home, with the slim but sturdy shape fitting elegantly on a shelf or snug on a speed rail, a large lip at the neck of the bottle, allowing for easy pouring by either the expert or the amateur, creating the perfect tipple.

Botanicals

Our Story

Robin and Jane Cannon purchased Newton House and 60 acres of gardens and grounds in 2007. It was in a very sorry state of decay and during the ten year restoration project every square inch of the house and outbuildings and every square yard of the grounds have been lovingly restored.

The walled gardens now grow a large variety of flowers for cutting, herbaceous borders to enjoy and many botanicals including exciting and colourful edible flowers for cocktails!

In a moment of inspiration Robin and Jane decided to use their unique spring water which is pure and the elixir of life, having seeped gently from the hills surrounding the house for centuries, together with their homegrown botanicals to create a small batch, handcrafted gin. The gin was originally created in Hermione, a 10 litre copper still used to develop delicious libations. After much trialing and many errors the unique recipe was finally agreed and Newton House Gin was born.

Our delicious gin is distilled in Henrietta, a 60 litre copper still, located next to Hermione. Fortunately they do not squabble.

The distillery is located in the old dairy of the house and so is very much part of home, an integral part of Newton House.

Robin is the resident and enthusiastic master distiller, chief bottler and corker.

He ensures the consistency of each distillation and makes sure constant pleasure is the end result. Pure nectar…. flavours of garden freshness, subtle nuances of ancient botanicals and delightful surprises for your taste buds.

Jane is responsible for the precision labeling, decoration and packing of each bottle of delicious gin! In short the end result it is just plain yummy!

The unique design of the bottle and the opulent design of the labels ensures it will stand out on the shelf of any bar or at home and is a real joy to pour for any mixologist and magician in their quest for perfection.

Newton House Gin… Delightful in the glass, subtle on the nose, sensational in the mouth.

Newton House Gin is the perfect partner for any cocktail. Pure magic for the mixologist and magician to make memories.

For a perfectly exciting and memorable G&T add ice with Fever Tree Tonic Water with a carefully trimmed peel of lime.

Newton House Gin is also perfect on ice and sipped neat. Just add a bruised mint leaf or three and a lime wedge to enliven the flavours…. Heaven in a glass.

  • Newton House Gin Bottle Top
  • Newton House Gin Bottle and Glass
  • Newton House Gin Still and Botanicals
  • Newton House Gin Bottle on side

Gin & Jazz Nights

Robin and Jane Cannon have for many years enjoyed Jazz at Ronnie Scotts and GIN wherever they can find it!

Now distilling their own Newton House Gin they have decided to share both loves and are launching Gin and Jazz evenings at The Bespoke Gin House, formerly the stable and coach house at their Jacobean Manor House.

Prepaid tickets for this monthly event will be limited to 60, each one including the live music for the evening and a three course set supper menu.

For each event the food will be themed on a popular city around the world.

Three bars will be open for the evening. The Newton House Gin Bar, The PeaCOCKTAILBar and The Wine Counter.

Come and join us for GIN & JAZZ… a real TONIC for a Friday evening!!

Tapas Espanola Inspired Gin & Jazz Night With Music from Nat Steele Quartet

28th July 2017

VENUE: THE BESPOKE GIN HOUSE, NEWTON SURMAVILLE, YEOVIL. BA20 2RX (MAP) THEME: TAPAS ESPANOLA MUSIC: NAT STEELE QUARTET FOOD: 3 COURSES… TAPAS ESPANOLA INSPIRED! PRICE: £40 per person TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 7.00 FOOD – 7.30 – 9.00 MUSIC – FROM 8.00…

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Classical Venetian Inspired Gin & Jazz Night With Live Jazz Music

1st September 2017

VENUE: THE BESPOKE GIN HOUSE, NEWTON SURMAVILLE, YEOVIL. BA20 2RX (MAP) THEME: CLASSICAL VENETIAN MUSIC: LIVE JAZZ MUSIC FOOD: 3 COURSES….. CLASSICAL VENETIAN INSPIRED! PRICE: £40 per person TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 7.00 FOOD – 7.30 – 9.00 MUSIC – FROM…

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Flavours of Marrakech Inspired Gin & Jazz Night With Live Jazz Music

29th September 2017

VENUE: THE BESPOKE GIN HOUSE, NEWTON SURMAVILLE, YEOVIL. BA20 2RX (MAP) THEME: FLAVOURS OF MARRAKECH INSPIRED MUSIC: LIVE JAZZ MUSIC FOOD: 3 COURSES….. FLAVOURS OF MARRAKECH INSPIRED! PRICE: £40 per person TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 7.00 FOOD – 7.30 –…

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The Heart of Dublin Inspired Gin & Jazz Night With Live Jazz Music

3rd November 2017

VENUE: THE BESPOKE GIN HOUSE, NEWTON SURMAVILLE, YEOVIL. BA20 2RX (MAP) THEME:  THE HEART OF DUBLIN MUSIC: LIVE JAZZ MUSIC FOOD: 3 COURSES….. THE HEART OF DUBLIN INSPIRED! PRICE: £40 per person TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 7.00 FOOD – 7.30 – 9.00 MUSIC –…

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Parisian Master Class Inspired Gin & Jazz Night With Live Jazz Music

1st December 2017

VENUE: THE BESPOKE GIN HOUSE, NEWTON SURMAVILLE, YEOVIL. BA20 2RX (MAP) THEME: PARISIAN MASTER CLASS MUSIC: LIVE JAZZ MUSIC FOOD: 3 COURSES….. PARISIAN MASTER CLASS INSPIRED! PRICE: £40 per person TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 7.00 FOOD – 7.30 – 9.00 MUSIC –…

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Let's Talk Gin

New York Gin and Jazz

17th July 2017

Our first Gin and Jazz evening was a great success. We enjoyed a lovely warm sunny evening, informal social dining, good company and great live music. For our second event Tapas Espanola on the 28th July we have the Nat Steele Quartet from London…

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Salvatore Damiano

22nd June 2017

We are delighted to welcome Salvatore as our guest mixologist for our Gin and Jazz evening on the 7th July at The Bespoke Gin House. Salvatore originally comes from Sicily and he brings deep passion for and a wealth of knowledge of wines and…

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Gin & Gingerbread

12th May 2017

Gin was consumed without restraint in the 18th Century bearing little resemblance to the aromatically balanced botanical spirit we now know as Newton House Gin. The most popular way of drinking gin back in the 18th Century was with a side helping…

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Mr. Priddles Garden Royale

24th April 2017

Mr. Priddle’s garden royale’ sporting a fine combination of Newton House Gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lime, muddled cucumber and garden grown mint shaken with honey simple syrup and a free range bantam egg white. Served straight up…

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1920's Themed 40th Birthday Party

20th March 2017

“Just to say a huge thank you to you and your team for the most wonderful evening. The food was outstanding and Lloyd (our Mixologist) was superb. So fantastic to sample and enjoy Newton House Gin too. You have created a stunning setting and the…

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Cocktails

Here we have some of our favourite Gin cocktails.

Have a cocktail you would like us to add ? please feel free to contact us.

‘Restored for Life’ By Guest Mixologist Gemma Terry

8th June 2017

25ml Newton House Gin 20ml oloroso Sherry 20ml Suze aperitif 2 dash orange bitters 5ml peach liqueur Stir and strain Garnish with discarded orange zest and naked almonds

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‘A River Runs Through’ from Guest Mixologist Gemma Terry

2nd June 2017

50ml Newton House Gin 25ml tio Pepe fino Sherry 15ml pink grapefruit juice 15ml lemon juice 10ml almond syrup 20 muddled blueberries Half an egg white Shake and fine strain Peychaud bitter hearts and blueberries garnish.

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Stockists & Friends

Stockists

Church Bridge Stores, Bruton — Location

Colyford Post Office, Devon — Location

Dike and Son

Dike and Son — www.dikeandson.co.uk

Majestic Wine

Majestic Wine — Taunton, Yeovil

Master of Malt

Master of Malt — www.masterofmalt.com — Buy Now

Morrish & Banham — www.morrishandbanham.com

Nectar

Nectar — www.nectar.net

Regency Wines

Regency Wines — www.regencywines.co.uk

Rumwell Farm Shop

Rumwell Farm Shop — www.rumwellfarmshop.com

Smith's Wines & Spirits, Exeter — Location

Speciality Drinks

Speciality Drinks — www.specialitydrinks.comBuy Now

The Christchurch Confectioner

The Christchurch Confectioner — Facebook

The Little Wine Shop — www.littlewineshop.co.uk

Tim's Wines

Tim's Wines — www.timswines.co.uk

Tolchards

Tolchards — www.tolchards.com

Topsham Wines — www.topshamwines.co.uk

Trenchermans — www.trenchermans.com

Vineyards of Sherborne — www.vineyardsofsherborne.co.uk

Wine World — Location

Friends

Bespoke croquet experience complimented by delicious cocktails — www.croquetandcocktails.com

The Urban Guide to the Countryside – Somerset Edition — somerset.muddystilettos.co.uk