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Adnams Brewery Tour

East Green, Southwold IP18 6EG, England
+44 1502 727225
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Disappointing visit

As we were on holiday in Southwold and enjoy real ale, we were really looking forward to this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Angela L
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Worcester, United Kingdom
VERY INTERESTING

If you are interested in beer or brewing this is a great tour led by (in the case of Nicky) an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SIMON T
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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East Green, Southwold IP18 6EG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we were on holiday in Southwold and enjoy real ale, we were really looking forward to this brewery tour. However, it was very disappointing and at £15 per head, expensive. As real ale drinkers, we've been on other brewery tours and this was sadly...More

2  Thank Angela L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in beer or brewing this is a great tour led by (in the case of Nicky) an informative and knowledgeable guide. The brewery has much history but is now a state of the art eco friendly, computer controlled marvel of engineering....More

Thank SIMON T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had read the sparkling reviews before our visit, and had previously experienced tours of various rum and gin distilleries, vineyards, and a local brewery, but came away from Adnams slightly disappointed. Our guide was a gentleman called Chris, who started us off with a...More

Thank rockfordman
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Tour visits all parts of the brewery and you are up close to the machinery and vessels. This is not a mass tour like at some of the major Brewers but a small group of 12 or so lasting about an hour and a half....More

Thank clivecSurrey
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

There were 12 in our group which was just right. Our guide was Johnny, he was great, very knowledgeable and also lighthearted and amusing. We learned a lot about the stages of brewing , it was interesting. Afterwards we tasted several beers, generous amounts, pleased...More

Thank MPCroft
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I booked this your for my Husbands birthday. We have been on other Brewery tours but this one was a bit different. Our favourite part was the sample tasting at the end. Really Good value tour for the money.

Thank helen0902
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We participated in a very informative tour of Adnams brewery in the scenic coastal town of Southwold. The tour lasted an hour and we then sampled 5 of Adnams lesser known beers - Herbalist, Nutbrown, Ease-up IPA, Blackshaw Stout & a choice of either Broadside...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We were expecting something interesting and diverting but what we got was far above that. Sally, our guide, was more than knowledgable and, above all, passionate and fun. The tour was about an hour and a half (with tutored tasting) but raced by. It ended...More

1  Thank jimlefevre2014
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Adnams know how to do a brewery tour in style! Stacy the guide was very knowledgable and clearly loved her role! The tours was well paced and lots of great facts, who knew??? The beer sampling at the end was brilliant and we all learned...More

Thank Bev P
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had an amazing guide who explained the process of manufacture very well with lovely little anecdotes. Interesting facts and very good value for money. Your ticket price entitles you to a free bottle of beer from their shop. You are invited to try several...More

Thank LizziehMaldon
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Deborah b
3 March 2016|
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Response from AdnamsSouthwold | Property representative |
On brewery tours there is wheelchair access for most of the tour and basic lift access to the Tasting Room. There are a number of small, shallow steps between some areas, stairs to some areas and there is a significant... More
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Deborah b
3 March 2016|
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Response from AdnamsSouthwold | Property representative |
On brewery tours there is wheelchair access for most of the tour and basic lift access to the Tasting Room. There are a number of small, shallow steps between some areas, stairs to some areas and there is a significant... More
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