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Adnams Brewery Tour

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Address: Sole Bay Brewery, Southwold IP18 6JW, England
Phone Number: 441502727225
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Drinking
Description: Behind the walls of our Victorian building in the heart of Southwold sits...
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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Wonderful welcome from al The staff at The venue, the premises amazing. Great experience to know the process of beer and spirits. Wonderful location, clear explanation of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful welcome from al The staff at The venue, the premises amazing. Great experience to know the process of beer and spirits. Wonderful location, clear explanation of the process and in how they develop the formula to create new product. Really recommend such a tour.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the brewery tour. I found it really informative and interesting and love hearing how much love for southwold the family have! The tasting was great fun and you got given loads of beer to try and were encouraged to drink it all! Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. After the tour we went to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I delivered to the brewery raw materials and with the town heaving with Latitude people I couldn't resist having a tour and buying from the shop . great tourist attraction and overall southwold feels like a little bit of Britain to be proud of . love the imposing backdrop of the lighthouse .

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Stotfold, Beds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Informative tour of the brewery with Michael, followed by tastings of all their beers in the brewery and their spirits in the nearby shop. Definitely recommended if you like a drop.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Spent a wonderful afternoon touring the distillery, tasting the produce and spending lots of money in the shop! A fantastic way to pass the time in Southwold. Next year we are booking the brewery tour!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We did this tour straight after the distillery tour. This meant that we felt a little rushed at the end of the first tour. The tours are both excellent and you are given lots of information and plenty of time for photos and questions. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we had a tutored tasting of the beers which taught... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What a great way to spend a drizzly July afternoon! They show you around the brewery, which is fascinating. Then we got to sample 7 different beers in the tasting session. Once you're a little merry, they take you the shop and ply you with spirits (we tried vodka, gin and limoncello), THEN they set you loose, slightly drunk and... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is my second tour in 3 months!! Very informative and interesting tour, you wont spend a better £12!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Had to book quite a way in advance as this tour is so popular. Small group of 12 and very enthusiastic guide , Tracy< who took us round the various sections of the brewery and then for a beer-tasting session and a surprise spirit-tasting session with Toby( as we were not booked on the distillery tour). An excellent way to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The tour itself was informative although I felt the history element wasn't brilliantly presented and its a shame that the video at the start was clearly dated. I loved going into the brewery and looking at the processes. However my big complaint is that on my confirmation it clearly said the tour was approx. 1 hour with then 20 mins... More 

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Address: Sole Bay Brewery, Southwold IP18 6JW, England
Phone Number: 441502727225
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12

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