About Newton House Gin

Robin and Jane have created a unique, complex, compelling and elite 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.

When cold tonic water and ice are added to Newton House Gin the alcohol ‘louches’ a little which means the gin goes cloudy or has a ‘pearlescent glow’ which is created by a greater volume of essential oils being present in the gin. This is due to us not using bought dried citrus peel but instead we dry copious amounts of yellow grapefruit, lemons and oranges each week, which also creates wonderful aromas in the distillery. We have made a conscious decision not to chill-filter our gin because the flavour rich oils from the freshly dried citrus peel makes us stand out from the crowd and enhances the rich flavour and mouthfeel.

The bottle, artwork and labels have all been created and manufactured in Britain. The 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.

Director of Newton House Gin, Jane Cannon said: “We are focused on using great British suppliers and manufacturers whenever possible and keeping our carbon footprint as low as we can.”

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.

  • World Gin Awards GOLD
  • Taste of the West GOLD
  • New York Wine & Spirits Competition Silver
  • IWSC 2018 Silver Medal

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 trialling, 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, located in a small distillery in the old dairy of the house. The distillery has now been relocated into the carpenter’s workshop in the grounds of Newton House affording the distilling team greater space to distil, bottle and label, in the new copper stills, which are called Unity, Liberty and Hope.

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.

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  • Newton House Gin Label Side Shot
  • Newton House Gin Bottle with World Gin Awards Logo
  • Newton House Gin Bottle Label Top Tilted

Gin & Jazz Nights

Robin and Jane Cannon have for many years enjoyed Jazz at Ronnie Scotts and GIN wherever they can find it! They 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. The Gin and Jazz evenings have proved to be hugely popular. Please subscribe to our mailing list and you will receive notification as soon as new dates are released.

Three bars are 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!!

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It may well be dry January, but I am sticking to a London DRY Gin and Fever-Tree Light Tonic ( fewer calories!) with Newton House Gin for my weekend tipple! Cheers! #newtonhousegin #weekend #relax #chill #botanicals
The reliable Carson knows his Lordships favourite tipple.... Newton House Gin and Fever-Tree Tonic. A big thank you to all our regular customers for your support in 2018 and we will keep you posted with our exciting new product developments in 2019…
We were under a rainbow at Newton House today. We all tried to find the pot of gold 😂. Instead we found some delicious Newton House gin, Fever-Tree Tonic, a basketful of limes and lots of mint and a bucket of ice! Sorted!! #ginoclock #somersetgin…
Less than four weeks to go until Christmas. Come on over to our open afternoon with delicious cakes, G&T’s and lots of ideas for Christmas gifts. On the 5th, 12th and 19th December we are open for late night shopping, from 2 until 8pm and the bar will…
Come and see us this weekend at the Rural Living Show at Kings Hall Taunton. Lots of goodies to buy especially our award winning Newton House Gin. Think Christmas presents or just buy yourself a treat. #ginoclock #present #weekendtreat #newtonhousegin
Newton House Mulled Gin is flying out. Another busy day bottling and labelling to keep up with demand. #hotmincepies #cheeseboard #newtonhousegin #clarksvillage #tearoom #presents #hampers #indulgent #yummy
Another batch of #NewtonHouseGin being prepared for a busy weekend @clarksvillageuk in Street. Come and see us and try our range of gins. #sixoclocksomewhere #🕕 #christmasshopping #clarksvillage #newtonhousegin #somersetgin #ginoclock #instagin…
It was so cold this morning our Mulled Gin didn’t need chilling! Try with a hot mince pie for a seasonal treat or it’s just delicious with a cheese board. Mmmmmmm. Enjoy. It’s Autumn and Christmas in a bottle! Don’t forget to join us for a cuppa or a…
6 o’clock at Newton House. Time for a delicious Newton House G&T everyone.Don’t forget to put your clocks back an hour tonight!! An extra hour in bed. Have a wonderful evening. #newtonhousegin #ginandtonic #fevertreetonic #chill&relax #happyhour…
Our Tea Room and Shop is open tomorrow between 2 and 5. Come and enjoy a wonderful raw almond and morello cherry tart made by a fabulous local business called Liberty-Loves with a shot of our very own Morello Cherry infused Newton House Gin, or some of…
Our tearoom and shop is now open every Wednesday afternoon until Christmas from 2 until 5pm. Come and enjoy a cosy afternoon in front of an open fire and buy Christmas gifts from our shop or just treat yourself to a yummy bottle of Newton House Gin…
Brave the wind and rain and get down to Clark’s Village in Street and get your Christmas shopping well and truly under way. See Sue and Tracey for a little taster of our award winning gin and our delicious infusions #newtonhousegin #gin #somersetgin…

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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  • 50ml Newton House Gin
  • 2 Slices of Cucumber
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • Sprig of Dill
  • 50ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Elderflower Cordial

Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake with style. Double strain into a cocktail glass, decorate with a sprig of dill and enjoy.

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.

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