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Greene King Brewery

Westgate Brewery, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1QT , England
+44 1284 714297
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries
Traveler Description: Greene King has been brewing in Bury St Edmunds since 1799.  Greene King has grown to become the UK's largest independent brewer from its roots in... more »
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Greene King tour is extremely enjoyable. Besides getting a view of Bury from several stories up (there are lots of stairs involved in the tour), the staff is knowledgeable and the tour is your typical brewery tour. The tasting at the end is excellent especially if you haven't sampled a lot of Greene King beers.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband and I have been on several vineyard tours, but never a brewery one. Like a lot of lucky reviewers on here, Maureen took us around. She's a natural at it - great, knowledgeable, entertaining guide. Best bit was, of course, the tasting at the end. The chutneys were delicious too. Maureen let me play landlady. Well worth £10.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I booked the tour for myself and my father as a fathers day suprise and i must admit i didnt really think in would appeal to me. How wrong I was!! Maureen our guide was absolutely lovely, had a fantastic sense of humour and was incredibly knowledgeable not only about the brewery but also about the surrounding areas, a real... More

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ashen
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

sue our tour guide knew all about te brewing process,made it very interesting and fun without being to anoraky about it.

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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Bury St. Edmonds is the most beautiful city in Suffolk, and the Green King brewery is a jewel in the heart of the city. I have returned to this tour yearly for the last 4 years. Out tour guide Maureen, is a joy to spend the afternoon with, she is very entertaining and full of knowledge about the history of... More

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milton keynes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We bought five tours worth as part of some Christmas Presents. Everyone thought it was the best present given in ages. Maureen looked after us all very well and made the tour interesting and fun. The tasting afterwards couldn't have been better with a large variety of ales on offer and chutney and crackers also. Next time I am in... More

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Manchester
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Our guide was Maureen who was great. Lively presentation, fantastic views from the rooftop and very informative on the beers during the tasting afterwards. At £10 it has to be one of the best value for money attractions around. We would highly recommend it to anyone who is in the area.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a great tour around the brewery. The view from the roof was well worth the climb. Best bit though has to be the beer tasting afterwards.

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london
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160 reviews 160 reviews
106 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

our tour guide john was absolutely fabulos and easy to understand the tour on the roof was excellent with the short history of the area and the town and the tasting after was excellent of all the beers and the chuntery also excellent its a tour you must book well done excellent tony mbe

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Great tour, all thanks to our guide Maureen. Her enthusiasm for her job shone through and made the whole day very enjoyable. Will definitely return. See you soon

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