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Adnams Brewery Tour

Sole Bay Brewery East Green, Southwold IP18 6JW, England
+44 1502 727225
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Well worth a visit

This tour is well worth a visit. It tells the history of the Brewery and changes throughout the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
pob722
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Hatfield, United Kingdom
A delightful experience.

We couldn't work out which tour we wanted to go on (Gin or Beer) but we decided with the beer tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
everygas
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Bushey, United Kingdom
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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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Sole Bay Brewery East Green, Southwold IP18 6JW, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This tour is well worth a visit. It tells the history of the Brewery and changes throughout the years. Our guide, Rob was so friendly and enthusiastic in his role. He clearly is very knowledgeable on the history of the Brewery and told lots of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn't work out which tour we wanted to go on (Gin or Beer) but we decided with the beer tour. The guide was very informative, and knowledgeable. We even ended up with a 20% off voucher (very handy in the Adnams shop) and a...More

Thank everygas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to see what an English seaside town offered. ADNAMS Brewery need i say more? The beach huts are quaint, the beach a mixture of shingle and sand, arrived early to get a parking spot for the day. the amusement arcade was different and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good tour and we were kept informed and entertained by the guide. Don't drive there as you will miss out a bit on the 'tasting' at the end!! Well worth a visit and you get a free bottle of beer and 10% off voucher for...More

Thank John T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this on Monday for Tuesday and so glad we did. Very informative and a chance, at the end, to sample a number of beers that I hadn’t tried before. Johnny was a great tour guide too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited this historic Old English Brewery and found it to be modern and welcoming. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and Chris our tour guide was most entertaining.

Thank jackie g
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour which gives excellent information aboitthe history of the company and the brewing process. The guide was very knowledgeable and knew all sorts of information and little facts. Staff were all excellent and very friendly. Do make sure that you are not wearing open...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i won a pair of ticket for the adnams brewery tour you lasts about an hour then half hour tasting i think you needed headphone as the part of the tour outside it was hard to hear the guide inside was ok the guide was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic tour. Johnny the guide was fab, really knew what he was talking about, was able to answer questions. The tasting was fab was able to taste beers and a gin

Thank Emma D
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Julie F, Tours & Experiences Manager at Adnams Brewery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the tour. I will pass on your kind comments to Jonny. We hope to see you in Southwold again soon.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

The lady who took us round really knew her facts, telling us all about the history and how environmentally friendly the brewery has become. Well worth a visit

Thank P70JS
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Julie F, Tours & Experiences Manager at Adnams Brewery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed the visit. Thank you for taking the time to review the experience. It is very much appreciated.

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Deborah b
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On brewery tours there is wheelchair access for most of the tour and basic lift access to the Tasting Room. There are a number of small, shallow steps between some areas, stairs to some areas and there is a significant... More
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Deborah b
March 3, 2016|
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Response from Adnams S | Property representative |
On brewery tours there is wheelchair access for most of the tour and basic lift access to the Tasting Room. There are a number of small, shallow steps between some areas, stairs to some areas and there is a significant... More
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