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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Brilliant and informative tour, including views over Bury from the rooftop of the building. Afterwards you go to the Brewery Tap and try the different beers. Advice: try and agree for anyone but you to be driving home! There are several tours a day, which you can book in advance online. They are VERY reasonably priced. There is also a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

This was my first brewery visit so I was not sure what to expect, I have to say our tour guide was wonderful, funny, and knowledgable. The tour was thorough and interesting. I learnt about the brewing process and got to try many of the ingredients. The icing on the cake is the tasting session at the end where you... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

What a great tour. Our guide, Maureen, was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and made the tour interesting and enjoyable. The sampling session at the end of the tour was excellent. We've done many brewery tours in the UK and this was one of the best.

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Romford Essex
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Brewery tour lasts about an hour or so. We were lucky enough to have access to the roof as the weather was fine and enjoyed the views across the town. Guide was very good (Robert) and explained the process in simply terms and easy to follow. A lengthy tasting session afterwards in the nearby 'Brewery tap' which is included in... More

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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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11 reviews 11 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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