Black Isle Brewery
Black Isle Brewery
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • DJBadger
    Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom361 contributions
    Drop in and visit - you will enjoy
    Dropped in to have a look at the beers, and found that a tour was just about to start - so unloaded the family from the car and we all went round the interesting brewery tour. Our eight-month baby's first brewery tour, which she enjoyed. We'll have to come back as my purchases will all have been consumed in the next 17 years 4 months until she is able to try them. Lots of goodies in the shop, so we loaded up with quality T shirts so as to advertise Black Isle around the country. Nicely designed glasses, and the goblet shape mated with a Spider Monkey gives a wonderful taste experience.
    Hi There, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad to hear that you managed to jump on the tour and had a good time! We cant wait to see you in 17 years and 3 months when the wee one is old enough to enjoy a Spider Monkey herself! All the best, The Black Isle Team
    Written May 17, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 20, 2023
  • Sparklechelle
    Inverness, United Kingdom12 contributions
    Good Spot to Experience Local Produce at its finest.
    Visited today with my husband and had a lovely tour with the very friendly and knowledgeable Dinah. She definitely knew her stuff and was happy to answer questions and chat about the processes. After an enthusiastic recommendation we’ve come home with a case of the organic pale ale which we’re looking forward to sharing. Good choice of products in the shop.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Jo M
    6 contributions
    Delicious beer, knowledgeable staff- a hidden gem
    Booked via email for the brewery tour; beyond impressed to find on arrival that it was free. Very knowledgeable member of staff showed us round and tastings were offered of four different beers. We bought a few to take home from the well-stocked shop too- all were lovely! This is a small brewery but is a brilliant example of its craft, with effort made to source local and embracing the circular economy. Hope it goes from strength to strength. Also the BEST zero alcohol beer I’ve ever had. Despite visiting with under 18s they were made to feel included and given a free ice pop which is also notable as many similar establishments simply ignore kids.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 10, 2023
  • gilly1972
    United Kingdom18 contributions
    Black Isle Belter x
    Visiting friends in Fortrose and decided to explore a distillery. It was ‘quiet time’ so not open and our friends booked us into the Black Isle Brewery tour with Dina. Brilliant!!! Educational, knowledgable, passionate and hilarious, she gave my husband as good as she got!! Saturday tours with Dina, book now!!?! X
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 17, 2023
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Spencer M
Glasgow, UK27 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
This place was an absolute shop full of beers and literally nothing else- not a brewery experience. It was very very underwhelming due to the lack of draft beers available for tasting before purchase.

Tours were not available due to covid restrictions. The atmosphere was incredibly boring, there was nothing much going on and no customer service talking to us explaining beers etc before we purchased. Beers bought were nice but brewery gave no experience! We could have been at a supermarket.
Written July 31, 2021
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Hi There, We are sorry that you found your visit to the brewery underwhelming. As you mentioned we are currently unable to run tours due to covid restrictions which is up on our website. Perhaps next time you can try our bar in Inverness where you have the option to try all of our beers on tap which sounds more suited to what you are looking for. We hope that you will give us another chance, all the best, Cat
Written August 3, 2021
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Scotchmist2
Dundee, UK28 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great to see a local business thriving. We dropped in as we had a bit of time on our hands and the shop had huge choice of organic ales and beers brewed on the premises and "brewery" gifts.

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Unfortunately, tours currently closed due to Covid, but the shop is well worth a visit to stock up on some interesting beers.
Written September 19, 2021
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Hi There, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the brewery shop! We hope to see you again. All the best, Cat
Written October 28, 2021
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Paul Balmer
24 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
My adult son and I visited the Black Isle Bar in Inverness June 12th. We loved their beer so much that we decided to visit the brewery the next day. Set not too far off the beaten path, along the beautiful countryside, we made it there just before they closed. The staff was super friendly. Without expecting it, we even got a tour of their facility. Since we are often more familiar with the bigger brands and operations, it was nice to see how the workings of smaller brewery, with a local feel. We already knew we liked their Helles, Freis Pil, and their Scotch Ale (BTW, the Scotch Ale was the best we ever had!), but they let us sample a couple others. We picked up some merchandise and concluded our visit. Our only regret is that we can't get Black Isle beer in the US 😞.
It was a wonderful experience, which we would definitely recommend.
Written July 4, 2022
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Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to our brewery and thank you so much for your recommendation. I hope we get to see you again one day! All the best, Cat
Written July 4, 2022
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Guy P
London, UK11 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
We stopped by at this great brewery where we were warmly welcomed by staff despite it approaching closing time. Unprompted we were given a quick tour by Lawrie who showed a very unique level of knowledge of breweries. Dog friendly.
Written August 16, 2022
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Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at our brewery. I will definitely make sure your comments are passed on to Lawrie. We hope to see you again. Al the best, The Black Isle Team
Written August 31, 2022
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DaveAlRego
Westhoughton, UK9 contributions
Sep 2021
Called in at the start of the NC500,Picked up some excellent beers and found the lady serving us to be both knowledgeable and friendly. Beer was really nice and reasonably priced. Also visited there tap room in Fort William (separately reviewed)
Written October 3, 2021
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Hi There, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the brewery shop and one of our bars too! We hope to see you again. All the best, Cat
Written October 28, 2021
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gilly1972
United Kingdom18 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Visiting friends in Fortrose and decided to explore a distillery. It was ‘quiet time’ so not open and our friends booked us into the Black Isle Brewery tour with Dina. Brilliant!!! Educational, knowledgable, passionate and hilarious, she gave my husband as good as she got!! Saturday tours with Dina, book now!!?! X
Written September 17, 2023
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Jo M
6 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Booked via email for the brewery tour; beyond impressed to find on arrival that it was free. Very knowledgeable member of staff showed us round and tastings were offered of four different beers. We bought a few to take home from the well-stocked shop too- all were lovely! This is a small brewery but is a brilliant example of its craft, with effort made to source local and embracing the circular economy. Hope it goes from strength to strength. Also the BEST zero alcohol beer I’ve ever had. Despite visiting with under 18s they were made to feel included and given a free ice pop which is also notable as many similar establishments simply ignore kids.
Written August 10, 2023
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Askformorecake
Silsden, UK3 contributions
Dec 2019
A gem of a find in the heart of The Black Isle. Very friendly staff and a great tour with a free beer! Came reccommended by the fantastic nearby Henshire B&B. Loved the Yellowhammer and the North Coast 500 IPA's.
Written January 5, 2020
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Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us, and that you like our Yellowhammer and North Coast 500 IPA's! We hope to see you again! All the best, Cat
Written January 6, 2020
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Sparklechelle
Inverness, UK12 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Visited today with my husband and had a lovely tour with the very friendly and knowledgeable Dinah. She definitely knew her stuff and was happy to answer questions and chat about the processes. After an enthusiastic recommendation we’ve come home with a case of the organic pale ale which we’re looking forward to sharing. Good choice of products in the shop.
Written July 1, 2023
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Rey
Scotland, UK83 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Me and my partner cycled here on our trip up north. The sun was shining and we sat outside enjoying the beers. The lady who served us (so sorry we did not get your name) was so lovely and added to our experience with such excellent customer service. We bought some to take away and will definitely return in the future. Thank you for a great day with great beers. P.s the cycle uphill on the way back was horrendous but we survived.. with sunburn! Highlight of our trip :)
Written August 9, 2020
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Hi There! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your lovely review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the service and our beers! Glad that you made the cycle back. All the best and we can't wait to see you next time. Cat
Written August 11, 2020
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