The Cotswold Brewing Company

The Cotswold Brewing Company, Bourton-on-the-Water: Hours, Address, The Cotswold Brewing Company Reviews: 5/5

The Cotswold Brewing Company

The Cotswold Brewing Company
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Visit and tour the home of 'Hawkstone Lager', produced in partnership with Jeremy Clarkson, which is rapidly becoming one of the nation's favourite premium lagers. Whilst tasting of the range, which includes Kaleb Cooper's 'Hawkstone Cider', you'll learn all about the meticulous processes that go into making each of them 'hard to make, easy to drink'. Head to our website to view available tour dates and reserve your space. You can also visit our on-site bar, the 'Hawkstone Arms', to enjoy fresh pints of Hawkstone alongside food from local pop-up kitchens.
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1-2 hours
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Bethen A
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Brilliant place. Tour was amazing, very very generous on tasters (pint sized) and freebies at the end.
Written 2 July 2022
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Thank you! We always give freebies to those who drive so as you don't miss out on the generous 'samples' :) Cheers & hope to see you again soon...
Written 6 July 2022
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Tom H
Ipswich, UK6 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Really great tour. We have done a few bug name tours previously (Adnams, greene king to name a few) but this was just as good, and probably a bit more intimate and honest. Nigel the tourguide was very welcoming and knowledgeable. There was a very generous amount of samples throughout the tour. We look forward to seeing this place on the next season of Jeremy Clarksons farm! If you're staying nearby, this is the place to go.
Written 30 June 2022
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I'm so pleased you had a great tour, we do like to make it fun and the generous samples help ;) As you noted we have recently rebranded to Hawkstone in line with our collaboration with Jeremy Clarkson with lots of exciting projects in the very near future! Cheers, Nigel.
Written 6 July 2022
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James M
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
Excellent tour, Trevor was a great host and very knowledgeable! Definitely one of the best tours I’ve been on, highly recommend!
Written 25 June 2022
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Thank you! Trevor will have seen your review and will really appreciate your great feedback and recommendation to visit. We hope to see you again for a brew in the the new Tapyard :)
Written 6 July 2022
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Rosemary197
Cambridgeshire, UK47 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Received a gift card to experience the brewery tour for two. Myself and my husband were dropped off at the venue by my parents. They went into the village for a couple hours while we went off to sample lots of different lagers.
We were welcomed by Nigel who was friendly and professional. Once everyone who had booked the tour had arrived we were taken into the taproom and given half a pint of the first delicious lager to try. Nigel explained the process of brewing and described the lagers we were tasting. All of us then went into the farm house building to see the brewing which was so interesting. The group we were with were so lovely to chat to and bounce questions back to Nigel. After the tour we went back to the tapoom to try some more lagers and chatted some more. We bought some lagers to bring home to enjoy and remember our time there. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Recommend couples, groups, and work colleagues all to try this out, you will not be disappointed. Keep up the great work guys.
Written 18 June 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed the brewery tour and new taproom. We're very fortunate being so close to the center of Bourton on the Water & the Slaughters and encourage visitors to explore both villages on foot after being with us and making new friends :) Hope to see you again soon for more brews and chats. Cheers, Nigel.
Written 25 June 2022
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Keri
1 contribution
May 2022
We booked into the tour after seeing it highly rated on here, and were not disappointed. Trevor was our guide, and he made everything fun and informative. The plentiful samples were excellent too.
The tour actually ended up being number one on our list of experiences during our holiday to the Cotswolds, and I feel like I learned a lot without being lectured at. Originally I thought it was perhaps a little pricy, but honestly it's totally worth it. I would definitely recommend making use of the shuttle bus service though, so you can enjoy the booze to the fullest!
On a side-note, the food there was phenomenal too - just the perfect pairing for the great lager. It was an excellent way to spend the afternoon.
Written 1 June 2022
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Trevor and the Tapyard team will be so pleased to read your review and I'm so pleased you found us on Tripadvisor. Being number one on your list of experiences during your holiday in the Cotswold's is very flattering reading and the feedback on the food very much appreciated! Thank you :)
Written 6 June 2022
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Samantha C
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Nigel was an excellent tour guide. Whether it's a brewery tour or just to pop in for a pint, when visiting the Cotswolds this place is a must. Fantastic
Written 30 May 2022
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Lovely review - Thank you! Always feel free to pop in for a pint :) Please come back soon... Cheers, Nigel.
Written 6 June 2022
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Carol Connor
1 contribution
May 2022
We had a great day. We learnt an awful lot about what goes on in a micro brewery. Trevor was an excellent tour guide and we are already planning another visit.
Written 23 May 2022
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Trevor will be so pleased you had a great day and reads all his reviews. He will look forward to seeing you when you visit again as will the whole Tapyard team! Brews will be ready and good vibes always :) Cheers!
Written 25 May 2022
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andrea_millington
Warrington 21 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
What a fabulous experience. Nigel was extremely
Knowledgeable and passionate about the craft of lager brewing, coupled with the tasting along the way, it made for a fun and educating couple of hours. Well worth the money and highly recommended
Written 15 May 2022
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I'm so pleased you had a fabulous experience and the passion we all have for our lager came across :) We hope to see you again as we have lots of plans to keep on improving our Tours and Tapyard. We really appreciate your feedback and thank you for the recommendation. Cheers, Nigel.
Written 19 May 2022
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Traveling Ray Family
United States9 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
My wife and I had a really great visit today. We are visiting from the US and the staff was incredibly friendly and they have great beer. Great to hangout or get one for the walk between Bourton and Lower Slaughter! Thanks for the great experience!
Written 8 May 2022
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It was lovely to host you and help make your visit to the UK a memorable and great experience :) Thank you The Ray family for this review and we hope to see you again when next you go traveling! Cheers.
Written 11 May 2022
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Kara F
10 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Went on the tour on Good Friday…had the most informative and welcoming guide -Nigel (could be mistaken on the name as there’s a fair few samples to get through )
Worth every penny, and as a local have made the place a frequent destination as it is well worthy of local residents support!
Good atmosphere, good location and excellent brewing skills!
Wish them all the best in the venture with Jeremy Clarkson, as a local to Chadlington originally, Hawkstone is a name I know well and it’s lovely to see it having some recognition to a quality local producer!
Absolutely rate this as a must do if visiting the area !
Well done to all the team!
Written 28 April 2022
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Thank you for this lovely review and for supporting our new Tapyard. We have always been Bourton on the Water's best kept secret but with customers like yourself spreading the word about us we will have new and exciting plans for this summer :) See you again soon! Cheers Nigel.
Written 4 May 2022
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