Banks's Park Brewery
Banks's Park Brewery
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Step inside the famous Victorian park brewery in Wolverhampton - home to Banks's since 1875. Join us on a tour of the brewery, visit our extensive shop and finish with some samples of our delicious cask ales. (Booking essential)
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in8dc
Boras, Sweden23 contributions
Feb 2020
The four of us had a great time and learned a lot during the tour with Alex (a great guide). We booked the cold buffé afterwards together with the three half pints of beer that is included in the tour. Alex even offered us a ride to our place afterwards - called taxi twice but none showed up... Thanks again Alex.
Written February 5, 2020
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ljsWestMidlands
Wolverhampton, UK74 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Had a great tour around the brewery. Bob was our guide and he was full of knowledge and even taught us how to pour a proper pint. For £12 you get an hour tour plus about half hour to try some Banks in their mini pub. It is a bit chilly walking around so wrap up warm if you're going on a cold day. I can't believe I've lived in Wolves all my life and never been - everyone should go and learn more about Bank's!
Written January 19, 2020
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Sarah H
Lichfield, UK47 contributions
Feb 2020
Wonderful tour guide Bob, very informative , super friendly. We traveled round most of production site, really interesting. My husband a real ale drinker ,was impressed .. A wonderful tasting session afterwards and quiz , super samples and free pint with nibbles. Really this tour under sells itself , super value for a really fascinating tour. Hosts wonderfully welcoming and approachable. Claire shop Manager super friendly and helped us chose beer in shop. Tip try Park View Hotel for lunch , a simple tasty lunch in pleasant surroundings.
Written February 18, 2020
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blighter48
Wolverhampton, UK253 contributions
I took my husband one saturday to the brewery tour and we both thoroughly enjoyed it . From the moment you arrive you are greatest with a smile by fabulous staff and given a drink and a introduction .
You then are taken on
The very interesting tour around the brewery and then you have an hour or so to same the finest ale in the region . The staff were very knowledgable and friendly . You also get discount in the shop .
I highly recommend this tour .
Written August 30, 2012
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mullxbarh
Newtownards124 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
I took the brewery tour with a group of friends on Saturday 17 January....well presented, not too serious, friendly staff and a chance to pull your own pint. Tour plus tasting takes circa two hours and the brewery is within walking distance of Molineux. Give it a go!
Written January 18, 2015
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FarleyRusk23
50 contributions
Jun 2013
Took my father in law here a few weeks ago with the family for his birthday and he really enjoyed it. He's been drinking this beer for a long time and he was very keen to learn more about it. As I am not a beer lover I was not looking forward to this trip but I changed my mind when I got there. The staff were really friendly and made you feel welcome. Me and the family enjoyed having a chat with the tour staff afterwards and she was happy to answer any of the questions we asked. Overall it was a good experience and we learnt a lot from it. The gift shop was fairly priced and we brought a few of there t shirts which wash really well and are good value for money. Would happily come here again!
Written July 16, 2013
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PeterandWendy289
Birmingham, UK29 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
We did the tour on Saturday morning. It was well organised and very enjoyable. We were given a coffee to start and then taken on the tour which lasted about one and half hours. We were shown all the different processes of making the beer and our guide had a good sense of humour. It was quite warm going around so a coat was not needed. At the end we had 3 half pints. A most enjoyable tour.
Written September 13, 2015
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Crystal58
Manchester, UK189 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
I was unable to get much info about tours from the website, so during a visit to Wolverhampton we decided to go down and enquire in person at the Brewery shop. As luck would have it there was a tour at twelve that had enough space for us. Thanks Danielle for fixing that. With an hour to kill we would have liked to gone in the Clarendon Hotel for a pint but even though it was the advertised opening time it was closed. After a wander into town 10 minutes away and back we returned to the brewery.
The tour started promptly, after taking coffee in the hospitality room. We were given a bit of background and went through Health and safety before the tour proper started. The tour lasted about and hour and a half and followed the main parts of the brewing process.
It was both informative and interesting. Having been to other breweries, I was especially impressed with the scale of the operation that still maintained traditional methods.
The guide was great and maintained everyone's interest. Thanks Alex
At the end was, what some might regard as the most interesting bit, the tasting.
Back in the hospitality room we got three halves of beer, with the option to buy vouchers for more. What could be better than Banks's Mild so close to the brewery.
Fantastic way to spend the early afternoon before the match.
Written March 8, 2015
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pcjak07
Wolverhampton, UK118 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
was met for a quick chat and shown around, the tickets were a present and i wasnt really looking forward to it... the guide knew his stuff but it unfortunatley just wasnt that interesting....
Written March 19, 2019
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Solihullhogan
Solihull, UK7 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
Visited yesterday 12/09/15 with my son and husband. Although I'm not a beer drinker (guess who was driving..) I thoroughly enjoyed the tour given by Bob, a man who had worked in the brewery from apprentice stage. I found it fascinating seeing the different stages of brewing and the yeasty mounds bubbling away.
We were offered non alcoholic drinks when we arrived and tokens to test the beer at the end of the tour. We could even pull our own pint- great!
Written September 13, 2015
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