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“Brewing History”
Review of Palmers Brewery

Palmers Brewery
Ranked #8 of 43 things to do in Bridport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Did the Brewery Tour. Like walking through a brewery museum. Some of the equipment was well over a hundred years old.Lovely to see the fine old Victorian machinery still in everyday use. Very knowledgeable guide - retired worker Bob- gave a interesting and informative tour and even introduced us to one of the Palmer brothers who still run this family business. Long may it stay so! Finished up in the brewery shop for a tasting and a free etched mug. They also had a fantastic range of wines and spirits on sale.

Thank Jonaxthec
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

This is such a bonus to have in Bridport. You can find all manner of alcohol which isn't readily available in the town. Helpful knowledgeable staff. Prices are very reasonable. Bought a fantastic bottle of Creme de Cacao that is only sold here or Fortnam and Mason's.

Thank Alex D
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Went on a tour of this lovely old brewery with my hubby not expecting to enjoy it...but I did!!!! Bob ...a retired brewery worker... took us on a two hour tour and his talk was interesting and witty. Up some very steep and narrow wooden stairs...they've been brewing beer here for 200 years and there is still none of the automated runnings here. From the loading of the barley into the mill and the running off of the grist ...see I was paying attention...to the addition of the hops and yeast in whatever quantities and for how long to achieve different ales...it WAS interesting to see how a small and successful brewery is run. There was a tasting after , of which ever ales you wanted to taste . Dorset Gold is good but the 200 was my favourite. They blend their own whiskey too ...surprisingly good and you get a half pint glass tankard etched with Palmers too. We both enjoyed the tour for the insight into old style brewing and seeing the old brewery building and the water mill too. A great couple of hours and some good ale thrown in!

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Reviewed 14 September 2013

a fab day out it has been in use since 1794??one of the few UK.S able to claim production for over 200yrs and part of the brewery is still thatched. it was acquired by the palmer brothers in 1896 and handed down over generations.at the end of the visit was a tankard. and you get to sample the brew at the end of the tour. great.

Thank fay667
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

The brewery tour is brilliant - this brewery has been virtually untouched for 200 years but is still very much a going concern. No computerised beer factory this! You are taken through the brewing process from start to finish and end up in the boardroom sampling the end product. Some narrow steep ladders to climb so not for the infirm.

Thank DrEggs
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