About Newton House Gin

World Gin Awards Gold Medal

Newton House Gin is a small batch hand crafted gin which is distilled, bottled and labelled at Newton House, a beautiful historic Jacobean manor, in South Somerset. It is the brain child of Robin and Jane Cannon and excitingly, even though it is still in its first year of production, it has been awarded a Gold Medal in the prestigious 2018 World Gin Awards in the category for London Dry Gin.

Robin and Jane have always been intent on delivering a unique London Dry Gin whose flavours take their inspiration from five of the botanicals which are grown in their gardens. The gin is made from English grown distilled wheat spirit and twelve botanicals, Almonds, Juniper, Liquorice, Angelica Root, Coriander Seeds, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon and Orange Peel, Peaches, Mint, and Blueberries. The Gin’s 43.2% ABV has been specifically rectified to ensure all the flavours are maximised on the palate. This has been made possible by the use of Newton House Estate’s spring water which has seeped gently from the hills surrounding the house for centuries. It is fresh, clear and unique… the perfect match for Newton House Gin.

They are delighted to unveil their new look bottle and label, focusing on the very best of British whenever possible.

The new design bottle, artwork and labels have all been created and manufactured in Britain. The new label has been carefully designed to reflect the essential and inherent qualities of the gin which is traditional yet edged with modernity, classy yet accessible to all, gentle yet desirable. The new label is also very well suited for further product development which is currently being worked on and will be available later this year.

Director of Newton House Gin, Jane Cannon said: “We are focused on keeping our product British and using British suppliers and manufacturers whenever possible and keeping our carbon footprint as low as we can. The new look bottle is now produced by a company in Yorkshire and ensures an easy continuity of supply which is essential for a developing and growing business.”

The flavour of Newton House Gin is clean, zesty citrus with notes of juniper with underlying mint and peppery spice, further softened by the peach and blueberries giving the hint of English garden fragrances. Overall it whispers subtlety with a length and delicacy enhanced by an enjoyably long and fresh finish.

For an absolutely perfect serve, and to make the flavours of Newton House Gin sing, serve over ice, with a bruised mint leaf or three, a slice of lime and Fever-Tree Tonic. A Newton House G&T is refreshing, distinctive and delicious, and creates a completely harmonious flavour for the purist.

Newton House Gin is also the perfect partner for any cocktail. Pure magic for the mixologist to create wonderful memories.

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 some of their homegrown botanicals to create a small batch, handcrafted gin. The gin was originally created in Hermione, a 10 litre copper still which is still used to develop delicious libations. After much trialing, the unique recipe was finally agreed and Newton House Gin was born.

Our delicious gin was originally distilled in Henrietta, a 60 litre copper still and was located in the old dairy of the house. The distillery has now been relocated into the old carpenter’s workshop in the grounds of Newton House affording the distilling team greater space to distill, bottle and label, and with the recent arrival of three new 60 litre copper stills, called Unity, Liberty and Hope we are able to produce up to 210 bottles per distillation.

Robin started off as the resident and enthusiastic master distiller but has since passed on this mantel to Tristan Jorgensen.

A huge effort goes into ensuring the consistency of every distillation. The result is pure nectar…. flavours of garden freshness, subtle nuances of ancient botanicals and delightful surprises for your taste buds.

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

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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 launched Gin and Jazz evenings at The Bespoke Gin House, formerly the stable and coach house, at their Jacobean Manor House, in 2017.

Prepaid bookings for these events will be limited to 60 people, and includes live music for the evening and supper.

Three bars will be open for the evening. The Newton House Gin Bar, serving delicious Newton House G&T’s, The PeaCOCKTAILBar serving several of our own specially designed and created gin cocktails and The Wine Counter with a selection of Berry Brothers and Rudd, red, white, rose and sparkling wines.

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

Gin & Jazz Night With Live Jazz Music from The Fitzroy Project

15th June 2018

Brett Sutton The Fitzroy Project VENUE: THE BESPOKE GIN HOUSE, NEWTON SURMAVILLE, YEOVIL. BA20 2RX (MAP) PRICE: £60 per person, includes three course supper and music. Food We are delighted to welcome Brett Sutton from The White Post, Rimpton, Nr…

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Gin and Jazz Friday 16th March

22nd March 2018

Our first Gin & Jazz this year was amazing. It was lovely to welcome back the Sara Dowling Quartet last Friday. As always, the music and singing were just superb, and it was just such an enjoyable evening. We were also delighted to welcome Brett…

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Holly & Ivy — The last Gin & Jazz of the year

12th December 2017

Our last gin and jazz evening for the year was a great success on Friday. The Sara Dowling Quintet was just fabulous. Her voice was stunning and she captivated all of us with her singing and stories. Her voice range was amazing and you could have…

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Distillery Visit and Cocktail Demo

22nd November 2017

A group of guests recently enjoyed an evening in the Bespoke Gin House hearing about the history of gin, the Newton House Gin journey and, after a light supper, Danny Williams our Brand Manager demonstrated how to make a delicious, seasonal Turkish…

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Cocktail Demonstration and Tasting With Hot Canapes

18th September 2017

We recently welcomed a group of guests to celebrate a 60 th birthday in style. Salvatore was our mixologist for the evening and gave a brief talk about the history of gin, the Newton House Gin journey and started the practical cocktail…

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Tapas Espanola evening in The Bespoke Gin House

30th July 2017

We had a fabulous Gin and Jazz evening on Friday. Another full house. All the band members of The Nat Steele Quartet regularly play at Ronnie Scotts in London and their performance was just stunning. Amazing talented musicians and it was a…

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Newton House Turkish Delight

Recipe for a Christmas Cocktail

  • 50ml Newton House Gin
  • 20ml Monin Rose Syrup
  • 12.5ml of fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Egg White

Dry shake (no ice) the above ingredients until frothy.

Add plenty of ice to the shaker and shake for eight seconds.

Strain and fine strain into a coupe glass.

Add a rose petal for garnish and enjoy!

Britannia Paloma

  • 50ml of Newton House Gin
  • 100ml of Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 15ml of Fresh Lime Juice
  • 15ml of Simple Syrup
  • Soda Top

Garnished with a dehydrated orange fan.
Add all ingredients except soda water to a shaker shake hard over ice and serve straight up into a large chilled flute, top with soda.

Mr. Priddles Garden Royale

  • 40ml of Newton House Gin
  • 15ml of Elderflower Liqueur
  • 25ml of Fresh Lime Juice
  • 12.5ml of Simple Syrup
  • Egg White
  • Newton House Garden Cucumber & Mint Leaves

Garnished with a cucumber wrap.

Muddle the cucumber in a shaker, add mint leaves and the rest of the ingredient, shake hard over ice, strain the contents into a shaker and dry shake without ice to emulsify liquid.

Pour straight up in a chilled Nick & Nora style glass or Goblet.

Rhubarb Rendezvous

  • 50ml of Newton House Gin
  • 20ml of Newton House Garden Rhubarb Syrup
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • Egg White
  • 2 Newton House Garden Raspberries

Garnished with a Rhubarb strip.

Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake hard with ice, strain ingredients into a shaker and shake hard without ice to emulsify liquid. Fine strain and serve straight up into a chilled Coupe Glass or Large Flute.


  • 40ml of Newton House Gin
  • 20ml of Kings Ginger Liqueuer
  • 15ml of Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 12.5ml of Simple Syrup
  • Prosecco Top

Garnished with Candied Ginger.
Add all ingredients except the prosecco to a shaker and shake well over ice, fine strain into a chilled coupe glass and top with prosecco.

Newton Negroni

  • 25ml of Newton House Gin
  • 25ml of Campari
  • 25ml of Carpano Antica Formula

Garnished with a wedge of Orange.

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with ice, strain over fresh cubed ice into a Chilled Rocks Glass or Tumbler.

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