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Adnams Brewery Tour

Sole Bay Brewery East Green, Southwold IP18 6JW, England
+44 1502 727225
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Great fun and very informative

We booked this tour in advance. Great value for money. Very informative with a excellent tour of a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RED_Demption
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London, United Kingdom
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Informative tour

A very informative brewery tour, explaining the history of Adnams and the full process of brewing... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
MarkiG
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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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Behind the walls of our Victorian building in the heart of Southwold sits one of the most modern breweries in the UK. Over the past few years the brewery has undergone a complete refurbishment with the replacement of the brewstream being the most recent update. This state-of-the-art installation recovers 100% of the heat and steam from each brew, 90% of which is used to reheat the next. This reduces the amount of gas needed during the brewing process by 30%. The new system can also brew larger batches in less time, making more efficient use of raw materials. It is also very efficient in water usage with a ratio of 3.2 pints of water to every pint of beer, compared to the industry average of 8. It even cleans itself and we're trying to programme it to make the tea too. But don't just take our word for it, book a tour, come and meet one of the brewery team and see it all for yourself. Please book ahead online for by calling our booking line to avoid disappointment.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this tour in advance. Great value for money. Very informative with a excellent tour of a local brewery. Fascinating insight on how beer has been made for generations. Very generous tasting at the private pub at the end of the tour. Plus you...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

A very informative brewery tour, explaining the history of Adnams and the full process of brewing, including how different ingredients produce the different brews and tastes. After the tour there is a tasting session and a visit to the shop (a discount voucher was provided)....More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

A great tour even if you’re not into real ale. Our tour guide Nicky was so knowledgable of the company and made sure everyone had a smile and a giggle throughout. The highlight was bumping into the down to earth brewers who happily let us...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

A group of us did the brewery tour on Saturday 02Dec. If you've got any interest in beer at all then this is an excellent tour to do. At an hour long for the walk around it's about right and then there's 30 mins to...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We visited the Adnams Brewery with friends. Would thoroughly recommend the visit. We had a long serving tour guide who had worked with them for over 25 years so was very knowledge and funny with his commentary. The group size was around 12 so plenty...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Having been on the brewery tour a good few years ago, I was interested to see how things have changed as Adnams have grown. Four of us enjoyed a very informative and engaging tour, which lasted about 90 minutes and took in some good sampling...More

Thank Grumpy J
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

This was a present and I really enjoyed the experience. I have been on other tours and this was much better. The tour guide was excellent and for £15 this was very good value. I really enjoyed the tasting and you got a free bottle...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went on the brewery tour today and was thoroughly impressed! Ross the guide was really friendly, funny and knowledgeable. Excellent value for money, you get a lot of beer to taste and the free drink to take away is a really...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Had a brilliant time going round the brewery and the guide ( Ross ) was excellent very knowledgeable and made the tour enjoyable

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

When they brew your favourite beer it's a no-brainer to take their Brewery Tour; and at £15 per person it's great value. We were treated to samples of a number of their brews, plus a free bottle of beer and 10% off any shop purchases....More

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Deborah b
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Response from AdnamsSouthwold | Property representative |
On brewery tours there is wheelchair access for most of the tour and basic lift access to the Tasting Room. There are a number of small, shallow steps between some areas, stairs to some areas and there is a significant... More
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Deborah b
3 March 2016|
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Response from AdnamsSouthwold | Property representative |
On brewery tours there is wheelchair access for most of the tour and basic lift access to the Tasting Room. There are a number of small, shallow steps between some areas, stairs to some areas and there is a significant... More
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