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Adnams Brewery Tour

Sole Bay Brewery East Green, Southwold IP18 6JW, England
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An interesting tour of a very modern brewery with a lot of historical detail. Ends with a very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
nichemarket
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Christmas gift

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday - our tour guide was very informative he really knew his stuff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deb Steve h
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Bury St Edmunds, 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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Sole Bay Brewery East Green, Southwold IP18 6JW, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An interesting tour of a very modern brewery with a lot of historical detail. Ends with a very generous beer tasting session.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday - our tour guide was very informative he really knew his stuff after talking through the ingredients that go into making the beer we then went on to visit the brewery we had a little history talk...More

Thank Deb Steve h
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been on a few brewery tours but this one - as it was actually part of the working brewery was absolutely one of the best. Our guide Sally was very knowledgeable but made it fun too Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the beer...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting tour. We had a good tour guide who was very chilled and provided a good insight into the history of the brewery and more importantly allowed us to experience and taste a good selection of beers. Certainly worth it and would recommend. Visit the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having done the tour a few years ago I decided to do it again whilst my wife did her gin making experience in the Adnams Distillery. Very interesting tour with an excellent guide and of course a visit to the tasting bar at the end...More

Thank Chris J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting Southwold lots of times over the years, we finally decided to take the brewery tour as we’re here for a special occasion. Ross was our tour guide, and what a fab guide he was!! We all really enjoyed the tour and found it...More

Thank Lucy H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were treated to a very informative tour for my "big" birthday present by my son. It was just fabulous!! Ross, our guide, was amazing - great sense of humour - so knowledgeable and informative but at a level where we all...More

Thank Scruffy M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic day out!! Although I was the only member of my group who never drinks ale/beer it was extremely interesting and the tasting converted me and I went straight to the shop and bought myself some mosaic. One of our group was taken...More

Thank currycanaries
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my Husband had a great informative interesting and entertaining tour. Nicky was friendly and keen to give everybody a great experience. Everybody was laughing with each other whilst enjoying the tour. We both felt it was value for money.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent brewery tour by Julie and Theresa! Takes in the history of the company, brewing process etc. Also the essence of spirit distillation. Includes a tasting!

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Deborah b
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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
4 March 2016|
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Response from Adnams S | 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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