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York Brewery

12 Toft Green, York YO1 6JT, England
+44 1904 621162
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Established in May 1996 inside the historic Micklegate Bar Walls, York Brewery is both a traditional working brewery and a major tourist attraction providing customers locally and from around the country with the first real ales from within the walls of York for over 40 years. Come along and experience the traditional art of brewing within the historic city walls. We offer guided tours around the brewery offering an insight on how we produce our award-winning range of ales. Plus, make sure you visit the York Brewery Gift Shop before you leave for those last minute souvenirs and mementos. We stock an extensive range of exclusive York Brewery merchandise including our full range of bottled beers, gift sets, books and clothing.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
12 Toft Green, York YO1 6JT, England
+44 1904 621162
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited the 5pm Brewery Tour on Sat 13 Jan '18. Tour cost was £8 which included 4 1/3 glasses of ale in the bar after our tour. Our tour guide was Rob, who was polite, funny and very knowledgeable about the...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on the 18th December for the 15:30 tour and were shown around by the incredibly friendly and knowledgeable Mike. Upon entering the brewery we were unsure if we were in the right place, but nonetheless followed the signs and made it up the...More

Thank JrGreco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was terrific, very insightful and captivating. Learned a lot about the process of making the beer and fascinating pieces of info about how the yeast is used. After the tour we sampled several of the beers that they make. Great way to spend...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Hannah gave such an excellent tour, she is incredibly knowledgable and really kind! We have never enjoyed such a perfect little hideaway brewery and tap. The tour was better than most large-scale breweries and the staff really go in depth to be transparent with their...More

Thank Luu H
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

A bit off the beaten track but a great tour. Really informative whilst not feeling like you are being bombarded with facts and figures. Loved trying the beers at the end, would highly recommend it.

Thank loubyNottingham
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

The tour was excellent for the novice and also the more informed. Interaction with Mike the guide was greatly appreciated and he fielded all types of questions and was obviously totally engrossed in his love of beer and brewing. The beer samples were excellent the...More

Thank Yorkysteve
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Very interesting talk by Mike, more importantly some very tasty beers to try. You don’t have to do the tour to have a pint.

Thank MPounder
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

We’ve just enjoyed a few days away in york with friends (2 couples). As the boys are avid ale drinkers we decided to try a brewery tour and chose this one due to the location and great reviews. On arriving at the brewery we were...More

Thank Tassia I
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Despite 5 years in York we have only just found this gem. The tour was very informative and run by a friendly and hilarious guide. The staff also went out of their way to help us surprise the birthday guy with cake. Awesome value for...More

Thank Gemma F
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Mike was our tour guide,he gave a great presentation into the making of beer.Afterwards you get to sample the beers which makes the 2hour experience well worth the money would definitely recommend.

Thank Brian E
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Bruce P
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Response from Alexis W | Reviewed this property |
Best is to choose park and ride option.
30 June 2015|
Response from jackiecoup | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely loads of pubs and restaurants! I have never seen so many!