The UK’s best craft beer tours
Craft beer is booming – when was the last time your pub didn’t have at least one locally produced ale on the pumps? But knowing where your favourite pint is produced, or even enjoying a tour of the brewery, isn’t easy.
So we’ve found the best craft beer brewery tours to tickle your taste buds from London to Scotland.
Craft beer tours in London
Any craft beer fan worth their waistcoat should head straight for the Bermondsey Beer Mile. This small stretch of the city between Bermondsey and London Bridge is packed with microbreweries, who throw open their doors for tastings, events and tours at the weekends. Check individual breweries for opening times.
Fancy something classic? Fullers Brewery in Chiswick – home of London Pride – offers guided tours round the Griffin Brewery. Get your fill of hops and history at London’s last remaining family brewery.
For a more modern craft beer, head to Meantime Brewery; the owners say the state-of-the-art brewery in Greenwich is the biggest investment in craft brewing in London since 1930.
Craft beer tours in Scotland
Start your craft beer discovery of the Scottish capital with a trip to the Edinburgh Beer Factory. The family-run brewery blends craft beer with art; their lager is named after Eduardo Paolozzi, the Scottish ‘Godfather of Pop Art’.
If you’d prefer to sample a few different ales, try a walking tour round the city with Scottish Craft Beer Tours. You can explore the history of brewing in Edinburgh while enjoying some of the best craft beer spots.
Just a short hop from Aberdeen is the home of one of Scotland’s most successful craft beers – BrewDog. Take a tour around the brewery and enjoy a pint or two of fresh craft beer made only metres away from the bar.
Treat yourself to a beer tour and dinner at the beerhall-style restaurant and on-site brewery. Visit the brewery before tucking in to a German-inspired menu with a ‘Glaswegian heart’.
Got your craft beer tour all planned out? We can take care of the final part of your trip on the MegabusGold sleeper service. Just book a comfy bunk, then lay your (hop) heads to rest.
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