Breweries and distilleries

Fancy making your pint rather than just drinking it? Or even just finding out more about how it ended up in the glass in front of you? Discover how your favourite tipple is created at one of the many tours of distilleries and breweries around the country. There are many independent gin emporiums busy handcrafting one of our most popular beverages and even a whisky distillery. Whether it’s an ale trail in Cumbria offering brewery tours including stop-offs at artisan microbreweries, or a cider route through Herefordshire, remember to bring along a designated driver.

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Be an apprentice brewer for the day at Derventio Brewery

Be an apprentice brewer for the day at Derventio Brewery

Roll up your sleeves as you become an apprentice brewer for the day in one of Derby’s many micro-breweries.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

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Meet the people behind the pints at Marston’s

Meet the people behind the pints at Marston’s

Find the only beer still traditionally crafted in oak casks by the last remaining brewer in town, on the fringes of England’s National Forest.

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

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Enjoy some Cumbrian produce in Ambleside

Enjoy some Cumbrian produce in Ambleside

Foodies will love sampling the finest local Cumbrian produce, fell bred beef, Herdwick lamb, fresh seafood and fresh water fish, cheeses and breads in Ambleside.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

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Take a walk round Cumbria with Jennings Adventure Ale Trails

Take a walk round Cumbria with Jennings Adventure Ale Trails

Stunning scenery, cosy accommodation, good food and real ale are all on offer with Jennings Adventure Ales trails in the Lake District.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

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Discover the history of Wadworth brewing in Devizes

Discover the history of Wadworth brewing in Devizes

Enjoy a tour of the Wadworth brewery, where you will discover its history and heritage, and also sample its delicious beers.

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

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Go to the oldest brewery in Shropshire

Go to the oldest brewery in Shropshire

Bishop’s Castle is home to the Three Tuns Brewery, the oldest brewery still in operation in the country.

Location: Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

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Cider from Moorhampton Park Farm

Cider from Moorhampton Park Farm

An impressive 18 varieties of cider and perry from the farm.

Location: Abbey Dore, Herefordshire

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Take a tour of Adnams Copper House Distillery

Take a tour of Adnams Copper House Distillery

The most energy-efficient distillery in the UK, producing high quality vodka, gin, whisky and more from grin to glass.

Location: Southwold, Suffolk

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Enjoy a tipple at Pure Cider North, Holmfirth

Enjoy a tipple at Pure Cider North, Holmfirth

Cider anyone? Head to Deanhouse Farm, nestled in the Holme Valley and enjoy a sup or two of local, artisan cider producer, Rob North’s passion.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

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Get merry on local brews at the Robin Hood Beer Festival

Get merry on local brews at the Robin Hood Beer Festival

With its fine selection of food stalls, many of which offer local produce, Nottingham's Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival is a great place for foodies.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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See the oldest independent brewery in Buckinghamshire

See the oldest independent brewery in Buckinghamshire

The emphasis at Chiltern Brewery has always been to produce natural, wholesome beers using the best, class A malt and hops sourced in England.

Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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Follow the real ale trail with Leeds Brewery's pubs

Follow the real ale trail with Leeds Brewery's pubs

Yorkshire’s finest beers await in this brewing hotspot.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Pubs and cocktail bars
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Visit England’s only thatched brewery

Visit England’s only thatched brewery

Beer has been produced at Palmers Brewery for more than 200 years using ancient techniques.

Location: Bridport, Dorset

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Learn how to brew beer from Britain's oldest brewer

Learn how to brew beer from Britain's oldest brewer

Shepherd Neame in Faversham has been producing beer for over 850 years.

Location: Faversham, Kent

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Discover what goes into your pint on a brewery tour

Discover what goes into your pint on a brewery tour

Home to a number of award-winning breweries, Nottinghamshire is the perfect place to discover what goes into the quintessentially English pint.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Food and Drink
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Tour the Black Friars Gin Distillery

Tour the Black Friars Gin Distillery

The oldest working gin distillery in England.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

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Sample local ales or make your own in Derby

Sample local ales or make your own in Derby

Brew up a storm in Derby, the real ale capital of England. Brew your own or tour pub gems, the pints are frothing and waiting for you.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

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Visit a family run vineyard in the heart of the Chilterns

Visit a family run vineyard in the heart of the Chilterns

Explore the vineyard and sample the wine and beer produced in this truly independent brewery in Buckinghamshire.

Location: Henley-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Drink freshly brewed beer at The Bridge Tavern

Drink freshly brewed beer at The Bridge Tavern

Do you love real ale? Then visit The Bridge Tavern, situated near the North East's most iconic landmark - The Tyne Bridge.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Herefordshire Cider Route

Herefordshire Cider Route

Cycling and cider makes for a great combination in Herefordshire.

Location: Ledbury, Herefordshire

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