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Cairngorm Brewery

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Address: Unit 12 Dalfaber Industrial Estate Dalfaber Drive, Aviemore PH22 1ST, Scotland
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+44 1479 812222
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30

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Fun and Informative - don't bring the car!

A great day out, which taught me a lot about brewery, particularly with craft ale's. It also gave me a lot more exposure into the different flavours of ale, and what causes the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great day out, which taught me a lot about brewery, particularly with craft ale's. It also gave me a lot more exposure into the different flavours of ale, and what causes the differences. James, the tour guide, was superlative in every way - the whole group came away thinking what a charming man he was. For the price, there... More 

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Samantha F, Manager at Cairngorm Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed and enthusiastic review and James is so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed his tour! Hope you will pop in again next time you're visiting the Cairngorms National Park. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A brief talk about brewing and then a brief tour of the brewery followed by a tasting of every beer available! Go without a car it al all possible.

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Samantha F, Manager at Cairngorm Brewery, responded to this review

We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the tour and tastings and thank you very much for reviewing your visit! We hope you'll drop in again next time you're in the Cairngorms National Park. More 

Horley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As it was out of season and my partner and I were the only customers, unfortunately the tour wasn't running, but instead we had a brilliant private tasting. The beers are delicious, especially the Cairngorm Gold! Helpful and enthusiastic staff too. Can't recommend enough!

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Samantha F, Manager at Cairngorm Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your enthusiastic review and recommendation - it's great to hear how much you enjoyed the tastings! We hope you'll drop by again next time you're visiting the Cairngorms National Park. More 

Great Barr, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cairngorm Brewery after sampling their ale in a nearby pub. The tour itself was limited to one room containing vats but was still informative even if the visual was a bit lacking. The tasting afterwards however was the best ever! No shortage of beer being passed around and we were able to sample all of the current ales... More 

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Samantha F, Manager at Cairngorm Brewery, responded to this review

We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the tour and tastings and thank you very much for taking the time to post such a detailed review! We're really pleased that everyone at your party enjoyed our craft beers - do pop in next time you're visiting the Cairngorms National Park! More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic tour! Very informative, Bruce is a wealth of knowledge on the beers and all other things!! The brewery tour was amazing, it's fascinating how much there is to learn about brewing. The beer tasting was brilliant, great value tour! Bruce is a definite legend, if Andy Murray can get a knighthood so can Bruce!!

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Samantha F, Manager at Cairngorm Brewery, responded to this review

A fantastic review - thank you so much for taking the time to post this. We are all delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the tour and Bruce is really chuffed - an looking forward to his gong! We hope to see you again next time you're in Scotland. More 

Airdrie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small local brewery with a large range of products which are sold all over Scotland. This is well worth a visit ( if you are not on the slopes).

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Samantha F, Manager at Cairngorm Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recommendation and rating and we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you again next time you're in the Cairngorms National Park! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

If you like your beer this is a must. I went with my hubby who loves beer and this place is a bargain,you get a wee tour in the brewery and large samples of what I'm sure was more than 10 different types of beer. The guide was a lovely wee man with knowledge of not only beer,but many varied... More 

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Samantha F, Manager at Cairngorm Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely enthusiastic review and it's great to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed the tour and tastings! We hope you'll pop in again next time you're in the Cairngorms National Park. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Initially we thought about going to a Distillery, but this was a great couple of hours, our guide was Bruce who entertained us with his stories and was more than generous with the drink (maybe I should not say that, They may tell him to cut back) But a great experience and very informative Bruce kept the whole thing going... More 

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Samantha F, Manager at Cairngorm Brewery, responded to this review

We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the tour and Bruce's tales - don't worry about telling on him, we know he has a generous nature! Thank you very much for your detailed and enthusiastic review and we hope you'll call in again next time you're in the Cairngorms National Park. More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

There are not that many tours in low season so we arrived just after the final one of the day - but we were invited to taste the beers anyway. The member of staff was knowledgeable about the brewery, brewing process and all the beers - so we got part of the tour without the visuals! We were offered lots... More 

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Samantha F, Manager at Cairngorm Brewery, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you enjoyed the tasting and thank you very much for reviewing your visit. We hope you'll pop in again next time you're in the Cairngorms National Park and perhaps join a full tour! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I booked the tour over the phone, as the advert said that spaces were limited. The price for an adult ticket was only £5! Arthur was our guide and tutor on the art of beer making. What a character! He made sure everyone was happy and cracked many jokes. The initial presentation lasted about 30 minutes. The "tour" of the... More 

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Samantha F, Manager at Cairngorm Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the rave review and for taking the time to post such a detailed description of your visit. Arthur is delighted to hear how much you enjoyed his presentation and it's great to know you appreciated our craft ales. Perhaps you'll visit again next time you're up in the Cairngorms National Park to have a full... More 

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