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Greene King Brewery

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Address: Abbot House Westgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1QT, England
Phone Number: +44 1284 714297

Attached to the beautiful Greene King brewery, the visitor centre houses a...

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.

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A must do when staying in Bury St Edmunds!

A integral part of the town's history, a tour of the brewery or even just a quick visit to the immaculately presented Beer Cafe (lovely cakes, cheese straws, chutneys or hot... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A integral part of the town's history, a tour of the brewery or even just a quick visit to the immaculately presented Beer Cafe (lovely cakes, cheese straws, chutneys or hot sausage rolls) is an absolute must. On your own (like me) or as a group the tour is great value. You'll be taken around the brewery and provided a... More 

Thank Neil P
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour is of the old Brewery, the process starts at the top of the building and there are views over Bury St Edmunds when on the roof. You follow the beer making process down the building ending up on the ground floor. Be careful you are on open grate flooring at times and sensible shoes, flat are required. At... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our tickets to this brewery were part of a deal with a local hotel and although we got off to a rocky start with the brewery having no record of our booking done via the hotel, the guide "forgetting" he was doing a tour that day and the Hotel not advising me I had to wear closed footwear - they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to have won a competition by green king & this place didn't disappoint went on a tour of the Brewery itself would recommend that you be reasonably fit lot of stairs to the roof, but well worth the view & history even the best bit at the end Beer tasting, only glitch is the price of merchandise... More 

Thank John W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative and entertaining tour of the brewery. The buildings are beautiful and the view from the roof over Bury is fantastic. Our tour guide Steve was excellent and answered even our most obscure questions! The highlight was definitely the beer tasting, where we got to taste some really interesting beers from the Greene King portfolio.

Thank Cate B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rob was a friendly and fun guide for us and was very good at identifying interesting points which related directly to the nationailities on the tour. i.e. GB, China, America and New Zealand. We liked the fact that the tour picked up on decent brewery information as well as Bury St Edmunds history from the open air top of the... More 

Thank Andy S
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having booked to take my visiting family as my 'treat' I was absolutely horrified by the rudeness of the Greene King staff member who spoke about my Grandmother being unfit to join the tour in front of her as though she wasn't there!!! My Grandmother is an elderly lady, but one who prides herself in staying active and walking 5... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great brewery tour, with a very knowledgeable guide who was happy to make sure not only the brewery history was discussed but also the history of Bury St Edmonds itself.

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Suffolk, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maureen was a great host for this tour of our local brewery, very informative and as others have said the views from the roof are well worth the climb. Our visit was on a hot day and it is much hotter inside the brew house so be warned, I regretted not having a bottle of water in my bag. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour by Henry today. Very informative! Would definitely recommend. Great views of Bury St Edmonds from the roof! We do not really drink ales but still thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Fantastic range of ales available to try at the end of the tour.

Thank Louise F

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