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“Best brewery tour I've been on”
Review of Ringwood Brewery

Ringwood Brewery
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Ringwood
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Best brewery tour I've been on”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We were given a gift voucher for the Ringwood Brewery tour tour last Christmas, we found it among some letters last month where it had remained forgotten by us since then. We looked at it and found that the expiry date was about two weeks away.
we phoned Ringwood Brewery and booked a tour for the following Sunday.
On arrival we were checked in by really friendly chap named John who was to be our guide for the tour. John showed us into the next room where the rest of the tour party were sampling the first of Ringwood's offering, Ringwoods Best Bitter, very nice and served by Steve who was to do the introduction and history of the brewery, after a very interesting half hour we were joined by John and we began the tour.
This was the most modern of the breweries I have visited and the tour was great as John was a very interesting and well versed in the brewers art. we toured for about 45 mins including tasting various roasts of barley used in the various beers brewed here. after finishing the tour in the barrel filling area we returned to the Quality Control Department (bar) where we were treated to the four standard beers , all very good and hard to pick a favourite but "Old Thumper" won by a short head. The company of the other tourists (and Steve) was good and friendly and it was a shame when "time" was called.
I would highly recommend this tour as a must do item when in this part of Hampshire.
We did purchase packs of the beer as presents for Christmas and a couple of vouchers for friends.

Visited October 2013
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“Ringwood Brewery Tour.”
Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Just wanted to say to thanks, to the Team at Ringwood Brewery for our tour yesterday at 4pm. Especially to our 2 guides, who were informative, friendly & passionate about beer. A really good couple of hours, especially in the Quality Control Dept.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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“A lovely way to spend an afternoon!”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Anton and Hayden were brilliant hosts. Fab afternoon. Welcomed with a drink, tour around brewery, tasting various ingredients, and then back for more tasting. Merry time had by all! Well worth the visit and we will be back again!

Visited October 2013
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“A must do for lovers of real ale”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Having lived nearby for four years I have finally completed by first tour of the brewery and it proved exceptional value. The tour guides were brilliant and entertained and educated in equal measure. The beer though speaks for itself! Leave the car at home for maximum benefit!

Visited October 2013
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New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
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“Thoroughly recommended”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

A good time was had by all. A group of eight of us from work did the tour one Tuesday evening. We had the place to ourselves. Thanks to Haydn and Steve for sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with us. Oh yes, and the beer was just right.

Visited October 2013
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