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Bristol Hoppers

Bristol, United Kingdom
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About Bristol Hoppers
Explore Bristol's brilliant craft beer scene with a variety of beer tours. There's a choice of self-guided tours for those that would like explore and drink at their own pace on your chosen day and time, or scheduled guided tours where you'll be given a background of the breweries and beers while meeting new people. Whether you choose a low budget audio tour, or one with all drinks included, you'll discover lots of locally brewed beers and multiple, fabulous independent venues.
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With its eclectic food and drinks scene and large student population, Bristol is one of the UK’s top craft beer destinations—and this self-led walking tour offers the perfect introduction to its beery highlights. In the evening, make your way to the first stop (a popular local brewery) for several tastings. Then, continue at your own pace to five other pubs, taprooms, and bars, where you’ll exchange tokens for beer and can rub shoulders with locals.
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Anna W wrote a review Sep 2022
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Tour began at Moor Beers Tap room, bar staff were great, good choice of ctaft beers. The 3 drinks we had were all good. We were given tokens map & snacks great start to the night. We were told that we could exchange our tokens for any beer in the pubs on the tour. Little Martha Brewey excellent. Good choice of craft beers. Staff freindly. On arrival at The Barley Mow we chose our craft beers from the large menu on display above the bar, as the bar lady attempted to pour these beers the barman stopped her and bluntly told us that we could only use the tokens for a limited choice of 3 regular beers on the bar. We were told at Moor Brewery tap room that the tokens could be exchanged for any craft beer. This was not the case here. We were very embarrassed and left the pub. Next pub visited was To the Moon, ok if you want very loud DJ music on your craft beer tour. Choice of 4 beers. The next pub was The Elmers Arms, owner excellent character. Good choice of any of the craft beers with the tokens.
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Response from HevHopper, Owner at Bristol Hoppers
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Anna. Thank you for taking the time to feed back on your experience. Within your map and guide, it clearly states what you can get for your token in each venue. Moor wouldn't be the people to ask as the tour is created by myself, not them. That's why I wrote everything in your guide. The Barley Mow pub is owned by Bristol Beer Factory brewery, so the beers here are any two thirds (either of the same beer or two different one) of their own beer, rather than the usual half offered by the other venues. Most custoners choose to have the Barley Mow as one of their stops because you get more beer volume here, although from a more limited range. I also believe that by putting more stops on the map and guide than there are tokens, it gives you the opportunity to skip somewhere if the music, beers, etc isn't to your taste. If you didn't like To The Moon, you could had skipped it and continued onto the other stops. I am sorry that you didn't find my guide clear enough or feel that you could contact myself or at the venue on arrival with any questions, which ended up causing you embarrassment. Thank you for your positive feedback about Moor, Little Martha and The Elmer's Arms (Yes, Elmer is a lovely man indeed, a personal friend of mine and he has an excellent bar) I am never happy to hear someone's evening left them feeling so unhappy to warrant a two star review. Please let me know improvements I could make that would had prevented this (aside from asking the bar staff to refer you to your guide or myself with any questions about other venues) Thank you again.
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RosA wrote a review Aug 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
This was a lovely tour! It's my first time in Bristol and I was so glad to have this tour to help me around and help me get my bearings. Ready to praise and stop in at many local shops and restaurants. Will definitely recommend to anyone visiting Bristol! :)
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from HevHopper, Owner at Bristol Hoppers
Responded 4 weeks ago
I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour and the lovely places along the way. I really appreciate that you took the time to leave this review.
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Mattia M wrote a review Jul 2022
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An absolutely lovely idea, a good selection of pubs, a good ensamble of beers. I also loved the guide with the fun facts - I spent the rest of my visit looking at the iron edgings.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from HevHopper, Owner at Bristol Hoppers
Responded Jul 26, 2022
I am very pleased that you enjoyed your tour and thanks for letting me and others know through your review. As well as exploring my favourite pubs, I am glad you mentioned my carefully thought out interesting facts that entertain you while you walk. I also iron edge spot everywhere in Bristol!
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Christian S wrote a review Jun 2022
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An enjoyable afternoon spent enjoying different beers and pubs. Nice selection available and enjoyable even for an amateur beer lover (like me). Was a gift for my friends and they really enjoyed it. Relaxed and can be done at your own pace. All the staff were nice and informative.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from HevHopper, Owner at Bristol Hoppers
Responded Jun 15, 2022
Thanks so much for booking and taking the time to leave a review. I'm very glad that your friends enjoyed their gift and that you all had a good time exploring the Old Market pubs and beers!
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Simon Cobb wrote a review Apr 2022
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Booked this on a bit of a whim for my mates stag do and it was bloody fantastic. We would have almost certainly walked past most of the locations had we not been on the tour. The staff in each place were warm, friendly and happy to answer any questions. The map we were given was easy to follow and the snacks went down a treat. We actually re visited several locations the following evening to try their different beers! Would highly recommend, worth every penny.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from HevHopper, Owner at Bristol Hoppers
Responded Apr 5, 2022
Thanks so much for leaving this lovely review, Simon. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it and even more pleased you went back to visit these fabulous venues again!
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