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Really well organised tour and shop. Lots of Christmas ideas and super friendly and knowledgeable... read more

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We had the gin making experience as a big birthday present, and what an experience it was. You also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warwick, United Kingdom
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For those of you who have yet to visit our distillery in Southwold, you are in for a treat! Tour tickets are only £20 per person (over 18s only) which includes a tutored tasting and a little something to take home. The distillery contains all the...more
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 October 2014

I had the distillery tour and gin making course as a birthday present. There were only two of us and I think the course has a capacity of four or six. We had plenty of time one to one with the instructor and a full...More

2  Thank VelvetSnoutingdingle
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Having been so poorly greeted we decided not to follow the tour with such an unpleasant person in charge. That is possibly our loss but the brewery need to train their staff to be more personableMore

2  Thank CaravannersDandK
Julie F, Tours Manager at Adnams, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

I am very sorry you did not receive the welcome you expected. Our guides are very personable, so this is quite unusual. When visitors arrive for a tour, we check them off on a register and I can only assume that this was not communicated...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Really well organised tour and shop. Lots of Christmas ideas and super friendly and knowledgeable staff. A must visit if you’re in Southwold.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the gin making experience as a big birthday present, and what an experience it was. You also get a tour, and our host was so knowledgeable, there was lots of fascinating information. The gin making experience was great fun, and we're looking forward...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun, very informative and entertaining. It was just the trick for a cold and wet day in Southwold. I’m sure Mandy was trying to get us drunk....

Thank Experience230935
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nicky was our tour guide around the distillery on Friday. She knows everything you could ever want to know about Adnams! Her love of the company and her colleagues (each one we passed greeted by name) shone through every titbit of info she shared. She...More

Thank SJEB64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had great fun making our own gin, the experience lasted 2.5 hours. After learning the process, then having fun mixing our own recipe and labelling our own bottles we then had a tasting session in the cellar. Great afternoon.

Thank NessMc10
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The 20 cost is really high when compared with,other brewery tours so my non drinking wife gave it a miss. To many Adnams Broadside is get first one has ever heard about the place so as a beer pilgrim this should be a must do....More

Thank c n
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here last Saturday. Unbeknown to us, this is when they’re not actually brewing, so we’ve weren’t able to see much of the beer making process, which we feel that either they shouldn’t take bookings for, or should be easily spotted...More

1  Thank RooBurton_on_Trent
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Fabulous cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating in a quiet courtyard. Plus they have a huge shop. The staff were so helpful and friendly at every turn. I was spoiled for choice for non alcoholic beers and wines. I bought one of everything to...More

Thank Sparklysparkles
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the gin distillery as part of a mini-moon to Southwold. We absolutely loved the tour and found it really informative. Johnny was an excellent host and really engaging. He definitely help to make the experience. The tour includes a tasting session which we...More

Thank hannah1988096
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The tour was very interesting and certainly value for money! The tour guide showed plenty of knowledge and passion for the products during the tour, which lasted an hour and a half. There was lots of samples at the end to try . Out of...More

Thank Paul B
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