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Adnams

Sole Bay Brewery East Green | Sole Bay Brewery, Southwold IP18 6JW, England
+44 1502 727225
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Birthday Treat

Did the distillery tour as a birthday treat , do be warned though if you happening to be wearing a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
trapar
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A brewery above the rest!

On arrival we were warmly welcomed by Zoe. It was great a tour guide whose heart was quite clearly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie G
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Exmouth, 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 equipment needed to create a "grain to glass" product taking local barley, wheat and oats. The tour demonstrates the highly precise intricacies of micro distilling and small batch process, as well as the creativity too. You'll be able to taste the house recipes, which we've carefully crafted from a lot of practice from the team. The tour takes approximately 1 hour and is followed by a tutored tasting which takes around 30 minutes. Don't forget to ask about our 'Make your own gin' experiences!
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Sole Bay Brewery East Green | Sole Bay Brewery, Southwold IP18 6JW, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Did the distillery tour as a birthday treat , do be warned though if you happening to be wearing a nice dress that you have to wear a high viz waistcoat with Velcro fastenings that attached themselves to my silk dress ! Found the tour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival we were warmly welcomed by Zoe. It was great a tour guide whose heart was quite clearly in it, she had an obvious passion for brewing. She knew the history and brewing process well, it didn’t feel rehearsed at all. It was good...More

Thank Julie G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did both the brewery and distillery tours and had a great experience. We learnt things that we haven't before. I won't drink Vodka from any other that Adnams from now on!! You need to do the tour to find out why 😂 Nicky was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank CaravannersDandK
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Julie F, Tours Manager at Adnams, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a tour of the brewery. Everything about it was great. The price for starters is a bargain. Nikki, our guide throughout was brilliant. She showed so much passion and had so much pride in her work, which made the whole thing really...More

Thank David H
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Julie F, Tour Manager at Adnams, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour. I am glad you had fun. I will pass your kind comments on to Nicki. We hope to see you again in the future. Enjoy your beers. Cheers!

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Great shop, excellent range of beers (obviously) but also very special range of wines and gins! Not to mention lovely gifts. The coffee shop offering a variously hot and cold drinks and food is really good too. Not just basic food but some good unusual...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I booked the tour of the brewery during a visit to the town. Both of us like a beer and after this very informative and interesting trip we now know a bit more of what goes into getting a beer in front...More

Thank Trotty50
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Julie F, Tour Manager at Adnams, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing our brewery tour. I am glad you enjoyed the visit. I will pass on your comments to Zoe. Come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

After having visited the Guinness Brewery in Dublin recently my expectations were particularly low (that was more like something you’d find in a theme park in Florida), however the Adnams tour turned out to be one of the best I’ve ever attended. What an honour...More

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Julie F, Tour Manager at Adnams, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review of our brewery tour. I have passed your kind comments on to Ross. We love to hear what people think and you have given a really good sense of what we offer here at Adnams. Thank you...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

What a fantastic tour of the old brewery, the staff are very friendly and helpful, the tour was informative of the brewing history of Adnams and Southwold and hoe it has modernised to keep up with the times and increase production, while remaining in Southwold...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We visited the Brewery in the morning and Gin distillery in the afternoon. Nikki was our Tour guide. She was very informative and full of enthusiasm, obviously loves her job and is proud of her place of work. This came across well and was very...More

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