The Story

You could say it all began when city met country in No 97 and One One Four – two neighbourhood restaurants in the leafy suburbs of South West London. As bartenders, we wanted to create a gin that was an expression of our travels and experiences, including all the interesting flavours we’d discovered along the way. Add to that a real passion for gin and the diverse flavours each different gin presents, it seemed only natural to create our own.

The Good Life was born.

Juniper, pink grapefruit and earl grey tea combine beautifully to create this new contemporary style gin. Distilled in a traditional copper pot still appropriately named ‘Barbara’, the finish is aromatic with citrus notes and a hint of spice.

Why the name? With the 1980’s hit TV series being based on suburban life in Surbiton (our very neighbourhood), we thought it was only right to pay homage.

We hope you enjoy this wonderful gin as much as we do.

The Good Life Gin Co bottle.

The Botanicals

Lemon Peel Juniper Grapefruit Orris Root Coriander Cardamom

The Distillery / Bar

Discover Surbiton’s hidden distillery + gin bar. A hideaway for luxury libations & late night liaisons in a speakeasy-style basement bar.

This is the where The Good Life Gin Company was hatched and is now home to our tiny Nano Distillery, where our 10l copper pot still ‘Barbara’ lives literally on top of the bar. Originally starting at ‘Union Distillers’ with Mark Gamble at the helm, we have now brought the Good Life back home where it rightfully belongs, in the heart of Surbiton.

By day we work hard producing gin for all three of our restaurants, on top of all our amazing customers. By night we are slinging amazing gin cocktails into the late hours of the evening.

Pop by and say hey / what ho

Sam’s House rule: always swirl, nose and sip your gin like a seasoned connoisseur.

Gin Sessions

As dedicated gin drinkers, we have set up our Gin Den so fellow gin-ophiles can come down and enjoy exceptional gins in our relaxed but luxurious bar. We also offer a Gin and Cocktail Masterclass, which is perfect for team bonding events or just a bit of posh fun. One and a half hours of expert tuition [on gin, botanicals & tonics]. Taste five different gins. Enjoy two superb gin & tonics. £35 per person

Gin-Oisseurs’ Code Of Conduct

1. No name-dropping.

2. No trout pouting.

3. No flirting with the bartender. We can’t have him distracted from his artful gin-foolery.

4. No woohoo-ing, shouting or arm flailing, unless you’re trying to warn a fellow gin-ster of sudden danger.

5. Gentlemen, you can leave your hats on. But that’s only if you’re actually a gentleman.

6. Ladies, you reserve the right to lift your chin slightly and ignore anyone who approaches you uninvited.

7. Always swirl, nose and sip your gin like a seasoned connoisseur.

The Serves

Smoking Negroni
  • The Good Life Gin
  • Campari
  • Cocchi Torino
  • Italicus Liqueur
  • Applewood Smoke
Clover Club
  • The Good Life Gin
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Crème de Violet
  • Lemon
  • Egg White
Ginspresso Martini
  • The Good Life Gin
  • Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
  • Chimney Fire Kenyan Coffee
  • Crème de Banane
Bees Knees
  • The Good Life Gin
  • Honey
  • Lemon
  • Homemade Lavender Bitters
Let's Get Tiki With It
  • The Good Life Gin
  • Real McCoy 3yr Rum
  • Amaro di Angostura
  • Pineapple
  • Lime
  • Orgeat
The Good Life
  • The Good Life Gin
  • Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic
  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Mint Sprig
  • Pink Pepper

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