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“Educational and lots of tasting!”

Adnams Brewery Tour
Ranked #1 of 2 Food & Drink in Southwold
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
London
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“Educational and lots of tasting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Was a good experience. Found out lots about the whole process and also got to taste lots of what they produce. We were also offered wine tasting back in the shop afterwards which we jumped at. You then get a discount voucher for the shop. Good value for money.

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Letchworth
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“A great event to do if you like a drink”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We booked this for a bit of fun it was great the man who showed use round was very knowing of the brewery and all the goings on .you get to see parts that you can't see from the out side and get told what they do and when .how the hole thing works and what goes in to the drinks that are made .then you get to sample some of these at the end of the tour .we then when't to the kitchen shop down the road and had a wine and spirts tour.great 2 hours well worth the money .

Visited July 2014
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Ruth G, Manager at Adnams Brewery Tour, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Glad to hear about you great visit.

We hope you come and visit us again soon.

Many thanks,

Ruth Goldsmith - Tours Coordinator
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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“Top brewery tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Spent a fascinating two hours on the Brewery tour. After visiting Southwold many a time I finally managed to go on the tour and did not disappoint. The booking process was very easy and the tour guide was informative and was entertaining the whole way around. At the end I was able to sample my favourite beers and even buy a few, they even do a tour of the distillery but that was a different tour. After the trip I bought a few beers to go home with.

Visited July 2014
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Ruth G, Manager at Adnams Brewery Tour, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
We are pleased to hear you had a great tour.

We cannot wait to see you again.

Many thanks,

Ruth Goldsmith - Tours Coordinator
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“We'll worth the two hour tour.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

The tour was done by one of the brewers which made it very informative. He was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and you could tell he enjoyed his job. The tour went through the whole brewing process and the history of the brewery. You also walk through the brewery and see the process from start to finish. It did include quite a bit of walking, stairs and was quite warm due to the brewing processes so maybe unsuitable for some people. At the end of the tour you go to a tasting room and can taste most of the Adnams range of beers. A fantastic end to the tour before going to the shop to taste some wines and spirits. There is a separate distillery tour if you wanted to know more. Both tours need to be pre-booked so go to their website.

Visited July 2014
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Ruth G, Manager at Adnams Brewery Tour, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Wonderful to hear about your time with us.

We hope you come and see us again soon.

Many thanks,

Ruth Goldsmith - Tours Coordinator
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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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“An Interesting Two Hours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Having not done the brewery tour on our first Southwold visit decided this time to give it a go. Very easy to select your time and book on line. On arrival met by a very happy and jovial host who was passionate about ale making. She was most informative and made the visit interesting whilst not too technical. Following the tour we sampled some of the beers and then we were invited to the shop where we sampled wine and spirits and also received a voucher for a free bottle of beer. All in all a very pleasant experience and value for money

Visited July 2014
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Ruth G, Manager at Adnams Brewery Tour, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Happy to hear that you had a great time.

We hope you visit us again soon.

Many thanks,

Ruth Goldsmith - Tours Coordinator
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