This was an excellent tour, our guide was the recently retired head engineer who obviously loved the Brewery and his years working there. He was extremely knowledgeable and also able to put across some quite complicated information in a form that we could all understand. Adnams has put not only a huge investment but also a huge amount of thought into the recent refit of its brewery, giving it amazing 'green' credentials. By using heat exchangers wherever possible, they are able to cut their energy use by an impressive 30%. They recycle leftover hops to pigs and yeast to a specially built anaerobic digester, thus sending methane gas back into the National Grid. It was great to find that this business is so aware of the environment, not just the bottom line. The beer tasting was good fun and we also learned the difference between bottled beer and proper 'keg-conditioned' beer, something I hadn't appreciated before. Then on to their great shop just up the road where we had a wine tasting and also some of Adnam's new distillery products. The 'Broadside' spirit was fantastic and we came away with a bottle for Christmas. All in all it was superb value and a very enjoyable morning.