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.


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 bookings 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!!

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

1st December 2017


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Christmas Special Gin & Jazz Night With Live Jazz Music

8th December 2017

VENUE: THE BESPOKE GIN HOUSE, NEWTON SURMAVILLE, YEOVIL. BA20 2RX (MAP) THEME:  CHRISTMAS SPECIAL MUSIC: Sara Dowling Quintet: The Music of George Shearing & Nancy Wilson Line-up: Sara Dowling – vocals, Nat Steele – vibraphone, John Pearce – piano…

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Let's Talk Gin

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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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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These cocktails have been created and served by Jake Merrick-Wren who is both our Brand Manager and mixologist.

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.

Harbin Martini

  • 50ml of Newton House Gin
  • 15ml of Dry Vermouth

Garnished with an Olive or Lemon Twist.

Add ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with ice, strain into a frozen Martini Glass or Coupe.

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