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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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So informative....

If you’ve ever wondered how real ales & beer are made then this tour around the Adnams brewery in Southwold would suite you down to the ground. Having spent Saturday afternoon... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you’ve ever wondered how real ales & beer are made then this tour around the Adnams brewery in Southwold would suite you down to the ground. Having spent Saturday afternoon with half a dozen family members weaving our way through the network of pipes and vats viewing and listening to every part of the process from basic ingredients to... More 

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

So pleased you had a lovely day with your family visiting our brewery! More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely time doing the brewery and distillery tour. The guides are very informative and make the tour extremely enjoyable and great fun. I would recommend not driving as there's no point going and not sampling the range on offer!! The local Adnams shop has a wide range of items to purchase and has a great tasting counter which... More 

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Thank you for a lovely review More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide Ross was very informative and delivery was in a fun style. Got to try a lovely range of beers afterwards in the cosy bar/tasting room on a cold winters day! Nice shop to damage the credit card in.

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So pleased you had a lovely time with us. More 

Wickford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Done this tour for dads Xmas present as a big fan of Adnams Beers. Thought the young lad was very knowledgable and it's very interesting on how it's made and the history of the brewery. None of the machines were on as only Monday to Friday which was disappointing. We had a few different taster beers at the end and... More 

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

Thank you for a great review, and so glad your dad had a great christmas present. More 

Campsea Ashe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great fun and interesting tour taken by Sally, she was very knowledgeable about the brewery and beers whilst still being humorous all the way through. We arrived really early in southwold, we live locally and know the parking can be a bit of a nightmare but to our surprise we parked easily in North parade for free,... More 

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Thank you for a kind review. More 

Steeple Bumpstead
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the brewery tour on a Saturday which meant that unfortunately there was little actual activity but our tour guide did his best to fill in the gaps, although he could have given us a simple 'process diagram' that would have aided understanding. The tour naturally finished with a sampling! We tried six beers during which the rather subdued... More 

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Thank you for such a kind review. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I went on the tour with a very good friend and it has been quite some time since I have enjoyed such a day. It's a very tactile day "smell this, roll the hops between your fingers etc etc" and our guide had worked at the brewery for many many years and you could tell that he knew his stuff.... More 

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Thank you for such a lovely review. More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Greeted by our guide Sally who proceeded to show us around the brewery. As a largely automated site lots of pipework and steel vessels but interesting to hear about the processes, look at the hops and grains that are used and get a better understanding of the brewing process.

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Although there's not a lot to see it was fascinating. The energy efficient technology was great. The guide was informative and interesting and hosted the generous tasting very well. I never knew my favourite beer was so well automated. Well done Adnams, other companies should follow your path.

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Thank you for your lovely review! Being energy efficient is really important to us. More 

Shropshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Really interesting to hear about the history, ingredients and brewing process. And of course the best part was tasting the many different brews in the bar and spirits in the shop. Great value, would thoroughly recommend the Adnams Brewery tour.

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Thank you for a lovely review and hope you had a great birthday! More 

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