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Review of Elgood's Brewery

Elgood's Brewery
Ranked #6 of 41 things to do in Wisbech
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2012

shown all the the processes of the brewery.
with a taste of the final drink at the end of the tour.

Thank joan r
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

Lovely old Victorian brewery. The brewery tour was extremely interesting and the tasting, well that lasted around 32 hours or so!

2 Thank EdwardSalmon
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“More than it appears”
Reviewed August 1, 2010

Situated in the heart of 'Fen' country in Cambridgeshire, home to Elgood's is the North Brink Brewery, one of the first classic Georgian Breweries to be built outside London. The Brewery is a little out of town but within walking distance for most people.

Brewery tours take place at 2.00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in the summer. Unfortunately the brewery tour is not suitable for visitors with mobility problems due to the number of stairs.
Behind the classic 200 year old brewery situated on the banks of the River Nene, is a four acre garden incorporating specimen trees as old as the surrounding buildings, herbaceous borders, a lake, rockery, water features, exotic house and herb garden.

Beyond the walled gardens are lawns leading to a Maze, planted with Thuja and Laurel. The gateway to the gardens is a Visitor Centre, incorporatng a shop fully stocked with plants and other local produce plus Elgood’s memorabilia, and a bar serving tea, coffee, hot & cold snacks and a range of Elgood’s prize-winning beers. A range of bottled beers are also available for purchase to take away.

Elgood’s has long been a staunch supporter of the traditional British ‘tied house’ system, and currently operates an estate of 42 public houses all within a 60-mile radius of the Brewery, and embracing parts of neighbouring Lincolnshire and Norfolk in addition to its Cambridgeshire heartland.

The company has also established a booming ‘free-trade’ business throughout East Anglia, and beyond this, wholesalers transport Elgood’s beers nationally.

A visitor here is able to enjoy a meal and a beer (or other drinks for nonbeer drinkers) and there are lots of reasonably priced memorabilia. The hot drinks and cakes were really nice and excellent value for money. The lovely garden had a range of plants for sale. The staff were really helpful and friendly. The gift shop had lots of historical material on display. The Elgood's glasses range were good value were and the visit is Interesting even for non drinkers.

6 Thank Fenlandier
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