Breweries and distilleries

Distilleries and brewery tours

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.

Distilleries and brewery tours

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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Try the first whisky to be produced in London for 100 years

Try the first whisky to be produced in London for 100 years

Take a bespoke tour around the London Distillery Company in London's Battersea, and learn how to make your own gin from scratch.

Location: London

 
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

 
Sample local craft beers brewed in Henry VIII's Southsea Castle

Sample local craft beers brewed in Henry VIII's Southsea Castle

Discover the taste of Southsea Brewing Co., brewed in Southsea Castle's micro-brewery.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

 
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

 
Sample Surrey’s top tipples

Sample Surrey’s top tipples

Surrey has a wealth of drinks producers creating delicious award-winning wines and beers right across the county.

Location: Dorking, Surrey

 
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 beer and cider stalls, many of which offer local produce, Nottingham's Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival is a great place for drink connoisseurs.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
Herefordshire Cider Route

Herefordshire Cider Route

Cycling and cider makes for a great combination in Herefordshire.

Location: Ledbury, Herefordshire

 
Rainy Day Activities: Take the Brewery tour at Ramsbury Estate

Rainy Day Activities: Take the Brewery tour at Ramsbury Estate

Book onto a brewery and distillery tour to learn more about how real ales and single estate spirits are made.

Location: Ramsbury, Wiltshire

 
Rainy Day Activities: Try a Tipple at Plymouth Gin Distillery

Rainy Day Activities: Try a Tipple at Plymouth Gin Distillery

At one of Plymouth's oldest indoor attractions, see first hand how Plymouth's unique smooth gin is made.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

 
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

 
Distill your own Gin at 45 Gin School

Distill your own Gin at 45 Gin School

Have you ever wondered what goes into making the gin in your favourite G&T drink or cocktail?

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire

 
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

 
See what’s behind a pint at the National Brewery Centre

See what’s behind a pint at the National Brewery Centre

Once dominated by breweries, Burton is the natural place to visit and discover more about an Englishman’s much-loved tipple.

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

 
Follow the real ale trail with Leeds Brewery

Follow the real ale trail with Leeds Brewery

The city’s largest brewery operates six characterful pubs full of charm. Each one serves locally brewed ale in a unique setting.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

 
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

 
See how real ale is made in York

See how real ale is made in York

Visit York Brewery the only traditional working brewery with the first real ales from for over 40 years.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

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