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Greene King Brewery

Address: Westgate Brewery, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1QT , England
Phone Number: +44 1284 714297
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Attached to the beautiful Greene King brewery, the visitor centre houses a shop selling all our...
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Attached to the beautiful Greene King brewery, the visitor centre houses a shop selling all our beers and other lovely things. We also have a small museum and have brewery tours everyday. Our onsite pub, The Brewery Tap is available for hire for parties, events and meetings.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities

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Estbourne UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fascinating insight into the world of beer brewing. The history of the brewery and the modern day production volumes are amazing, given its size. To understand what a major part Greene King play in the industry nationally, the products they create and the whole 'food chain' process was really interesting and enlightening . The tour of the buildings, architecture and... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Greene King are a major employer in Bury St Edmunds & have brewed there for say 200 years . So the bonus of this visit is not only does one get a very good insight into the brewing of some of our very best english beers but a smidgeon of history & an overview of this historic town. The tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My son, son-in-law, and I toured the brewery and all agree that it was a very informative and interesting tour. The tour guide, John, was very knowledgeable and witty and seemed to have a passion for his job and the brewery. The history of this great country is fainting. Visitors from Louisiana.

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Our tour guide Henry really made the tour! You must be able to cope with stairs as the tour of the building itself includes the roof and great views over the city. Henry did not confine the talk to the brewing process but gives some social history as well. Our group was less than 10 so everyone had a chance... More 

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Staines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

6 of us did the tour on a weekend break. It's worth initially looking in the museum/information centre just past the ticket desk as you don't come back to it at the end. Took about an hour for the tour itself, got a good idea of the brewing process as well as good views from the top of the buliding... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I took 6 old friends for a day out starting at The Green King Brewery tour. I cannot praise the staff enough, all were helpful and informative, along with a genorous sampling of the products, very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Top marks for our guide, Susan, an "Official beer taster", who waited patiently for us when we were delayed en route and gave a most amusing and informative tour topped off by a thorough tasting of Greene King's finest beers. No idea what it cost as I was a guest but I'd be prepared to bet it was very good... More 

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Harleston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Took the tour with friends a wonderful brewery with a gravity fed system starting on the roof ands a process which works it's way down three floors. Starting at he roof and wonderful views over bury st Edmunds, but with roughly 180 + steps some may find it difficult. Tour ends with a sampling in the 'tap' unlike most whiskey... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

did the brewery tour today, excellent, not just a brewery tour but also a tour of the ages, the history of brewing since medieval times was very well explained by our tour guide 'Robbie' at the end of the tour we went to the brewery tap which is an on sight pub for a beer tasting session. we were given... More 

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

first can I thank Maureen for being an outstanding tour guide. I booked the tour for my brother in law who was over from the states on business & my husband. I went along as the driver, not really enjoying beer! I loved the tour, Maureen made it fun, interesting & I got an appreciation of some excellent beer. I... More 

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