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Grape and Grain Tours run delectable food and drink day tours in the South of England. On the Surrey Hills Tour (departing from Guildford Railway Station) and the Hampshire Tour (departing from Winchester Railway Station) guests enjoy a fun and...more
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Guildford GU1 4UT, England
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Myself and some friends took Joel's Surrey Hills Tour last weekend and had a fantastic time! Everything ran extremely smoothly and travel between the venues only took 10-15 minutes at a time so we didn't feel like we spent much time on the bus at...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Just back from the Hampshire Grape and Grain Tour. The day was very well organised and informative but, more importantly, a good fun trip. The representatives from the brewery, winery and distillery were all passionate and enthusiastic and the tastings were plentiful. Joel kept everyone...More

Thank ltdragon66
GrapeGrain, Owner at Grape and Grain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Thanks for joining us and thanks for your review. Fun and informative is exactly what we aim for so it's great to know you experienced this! - Joel Eastman, Owner & Guide

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Travelled on the Surrey Hills Tour which meets at Guildford station and I believe this was Joel’s first fully booked tour (so word is spreading fast!). First stop was Silent Pool distillery which currently focuses on gin - I’m not a a gin drinker but...More

Thank nnmercman
GrapeGrain, Owner at Grape and Grain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Thank you, I'm so happy to see five stars! Thanks for such a thorough review. It had a great time introducing you to some of the fine drinks of Surrey and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed them. Cheers! - Joel Eastman, Owner &...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Just back from the Surrey Hills tour with Joel from Grape and Grain Tours. A deliciously informative day, very well organised. With tours starting and ending at a station so no need to drive! Silent Pool gin distillery, Tillingbourne Brewery and Greyfriars Vineyard with a...More

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GrapeGrain, Owner at Grape and Grain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Thanks for your review, Linda! I had such fun with the group yesterday and I'm glad to hear you did as well. - Joel Eastman, Owner & Guide

Reviewed 8 September 2018

From beginning to end this was a well-organised day out led by Joel, a knowledgeable, entertaining and very personable guide. After visiting Itchen Valley brewery, we went to Hattingley Valley Vineyard, had a great 2 course lunch at The Woolpack. Afterwards, we visited the Winchester...More

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GrapeGrain, Owner at Grape and Grain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

The day goes so quick for me, too! It's lovely to hear that you have great memories from the day. Thanks so much for your review. - Joel Eastman, Owner & Guide

Reviewed 22 August 2018

I went on the Grape and Grain Tour with my friend and we had a really fun and informative day. From the email detailing where we needed to meet before the actual day to the day itself - everything ran smoothly and was well organised....More

Thank Emma C
GrapeGrain, Owner at Grape and Grain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thanks for writing such a lovely (and thorough!) review, Emma. A high recommendation means a lot coming from someone within the industry, thank you. We'll announce those food and drink tours soon. Cheers! - Joel Eastman, Owner & Guide.

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Myself and a friend went on the Surrey Hills tour last Saturday and had such a fantastic day! All of the producers were so passionate and engaging, and it was brilliant to learn more about different English brands. Joel was a fab and very knowledgeable...More

Thank Jess C
GrapeGrain, Owner at Grape and Grain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

It's great to know you found the day both relaxing and engaging, just what we hope for! Thanks for your review, Jess. I look forward to seeing you again in Hampshire! - Joel Eastman, Owner & Guide

Reviewed 20 August 2018

What an excellent day out the Surrey Hills Grape & Grain Tour was. Well organised and led by Joel, a knowledgeable and entertaining drinks industry professional, the day was more educational than I had anticipated with information about the history and processes of producing gin,...More

Thank HRob68
GrapeGrain, Owner at Grape and Grain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. I'm so glad to hear that you had an enjoyable time and learnt one or two new things as well - just what we hope for! The day always flies by for me...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day out hosted by Joel, our guide for the day. Seamless from pick up to drop off. Started at Silent Pool Distillery, learning a lot about the gin processes and sampling a few of the range..... And purchasing a bottle! Then onto Tillingbourne Brewery,...More

Thank Charlie T
GrapeGrain, Owner at Grape and Grain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thanks for your review, Charlie. The English Sparkling Wines always surprise a few people - they are truly world class. Thanks for joining us, i's great to know you had such good time! - Joel Eastman, Owner & Guide

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We have just completed the Surrey Hills tour visiting a gin distillery, brewery and vineyard with a stop for lunch in a lovely country pub. It was a pleasure to visit these places and learn about the process of making gin, beer and wine. The...More

Thank Rose C
GrapeGrain, Owner at Grape and Grain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you, Rose. I am lucky, I really do enjoy hosting these tours and I'm glad to know that this shows through, along with the passion of the producers we visit. It was my pleasure having you on board. Looking forward to seeing you again!...More

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