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Brewery tours

Sip on local real ales or try delicious craft beers at the source with guided brewery tours and tastings, and learn the art of brewing from grain to glass. From tours of Britain's oldest brewer, to hidden micro breweries, it's time to kick back and raise a glass to some of England's finest brewers.

From the hop growing regions of Kent, to the local brews of the Peak District & Derbyshire, the UK's beer producing heritage has been established for centuries. 

Take a tour of one of the many breweries on our list and you'll discover what it takes to make beer from just four ingredients, and even have the chance to sip a few brews while you're there. From local craft breweries, to some of the UK's most renowned brewers, our shortlist is the perfect place to discover what goes into some of those favourite English ales and IPAs. 

Kent is home to Britain's oldest brewery, Shepherd Neame.

Thornbridge Brewery in the Peak District is set in the beautiful gardens of Thornbridge Hall.

Brewery tours
Planned itineraries

Whether you want to see the castles and seafood of the coast or the rugged beauty and manicured gardens of the countryside, it’s time to start your gourmet garden adventure.

Brewery tours
Events and attractions

From guided tours of gardens, to five star dining and unique spots to rest your head, choose from our selection of days out and places to stay, and start planning your adventure.


Mighty Oak Brewing Company

Brewing in Essex since 1996, Mighty Oak Brewery produces fine ales of high quality and great


Peak Ales Visitor Centre

An interactive Brewery Visitor Centre with working micro-brewery and gin distillery. Learn about the


Shepherd Neame Brewery

Discover the secrets of Britain’s oldest brewer, take a tour of the historic brewery, learn about


The Foundry Brew Pub

A multi award winning artisan Brewery & Distillery. Located in The Foundry Brew Pub, a beautiful i

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