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Adnams Brewery Tour

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Address: Southwold IP18 6JW, England
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+44 1502 727225
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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Behind the walls of our Victorian building in the heart of Southwold sits...

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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Family day out

What a fantastic Day the tour guide was really passionate about the area and local history and we saw a bonus Harris hawk controlling the seagulls! The tour was informative and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a fantastic Day the tour guide was really passionate about the area and local history and we saw a bonus Harris hawk controlling the seagulls! The tour was informative and the tasting was fantastic proper glasses of beer if you wanted 👍👍👍👍👍

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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to several breweries so it just interesting to see the different processes. The tasting was superb in they pretty much had all there beers on sample and were very generous in sharing. The gift shop is enormous and Adnams seems to have their fingers in more than just beer, well worth a look. All in all it was... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found this tour to be very informative and interesting. As we done a weekend tour everything had shut down so would recommend a weekday as you would see more action. We found our guide 'Ross' very knowledgeable and charismatic. The sampling was very generous so make sure your not driving.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed this tour, although as brewing is so automated, didn't seem to be much going on as had afternoon tour, maybe mornings might be better. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Don't take the car, as very generous with the sampling at the end. Also received money off voucher to spend in store.

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hertfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for a great tour. All staff we dealt with were very accommodating and our tour guide was excellent. Thank you

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Southwold, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh dear not a great tour guide was umm not too charismatic . tour a bit boring not great .....The brewery tour much better

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting even for a non beer drinker. Our guide was Jane who had a good manner, light hearted yet still told us the story of how beer is produced. My husband enjoyed the beer tasting at the end of the tour which was quite generous!

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at Adnams Brewery Tour, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed our tour, thank you for your review. More 

Uxbridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I organised a tour of the Adnams Brewery in Southwold for myself and 13 other gentlemen for a stag do on a Saturday afternoon. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our guide, Jonny, was excellent. He was particularly knowledgeable about the history of the local area, and the brewery's place within it, as well as able to simply breakdown the brewing... More 

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at Adnams Brewery Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely feedback on our tour and staff. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the brewery tour and then the distillery tour which we really enjoyed. We learned lots of interesting facts and technical information. Bear in mind there is walking involved and some stairs, to get between the different buildings then you will need to go outside.

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at Adnams Brewery Tour, responded to this review

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

£30. Got a great tour from a very knowledgable guide. Answered all questions very well. Then went to the tasting room and had 3-4 different beers, then went to the shop for more tastings gins, vodka, whisky, prosseco and limoncello. Worth doing.

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