Brewery & taproom beer tasting tour (self-guided)

Price
£25 / Two people
Duration
5 hrs
Age restrictions
18+
Location
Old Market, Redcliffe & Easton
Host available in
Bristol
Three people prices also available

What you'll do

Looking for the best beers in Bristol? This clever location-savvy audio tour of Bristol's breweries and taprooms takes you straight to the source. Get ready to immerse yourself into this city's brilliant craft beer scene.

Everyone in your group will need their own set of headphones and an Android / iPhone, so each of you can follow the tour. Your friendly audio guide Heather will give you the back-story behind five breweries en-route. Surprising you with interesting facts about the buildings and areas you pass by. All of the audio, including a little beer-based knowledge, will be shared as you walk - so you can relax and chat amongst yourselves while enjoying your beers. Cheers!

At the second stop, you will have a table booked for you. Here you'll each enjoy three different third pints of delicious beers made on the premises. A member of staff will talk you through them and answer any questions you have. After your tasting, you'll be handed a goodie bag containing walking snacks and a Bristol Hoppers branded pen and paper in case you want to take notes of your favourite beers or play noughts and crosses. For the remainder of the audio tour route, you can choose to stop for refreshments as many times as you like. As well as breweries, you will get the chance to enjoy a pint in an award-winning pub's beer garden, owned by Bristol Beer Factory.

So that you can plan future beer adventures in Bristol, while you walk and snack you'll be given the story behind several other breweries and how to reach them. Your audio tour guide Heather will give you tips on some late-night drinking venues close to the end of the tour. There's far more than one day's drinking being recommended here! If you have the time, plan to take the tour in two parts, over a weekend or two.

Please note:

The walking tour starts at Bristol Temple Meads train station. Your beer tasting is booked for one hour after your start time, which allows for about twenty minutes of walking and and time to check out Bristol's newest brewpub along your way. The total length of your tour will take will depend on how much beer you'll have, how many stops you choose to make and your drinking speed.

Most of the beers brewed in Bristol are vegan. Most of the venues along the route are dog friendly.

Between October and May, one brewery taproom along the route will be closed, but there's still four others and a pub to have fun in, as well as others just off the route.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Looking for the best beers in Bristol? This clever location-savvy audio tour of Bristol's breweries and taprooms takes you straight to the source. Get ready to immerse yourself into this city's brilliant craft beer scene.

Everyone in your group will need their own set of headphones and an Android / iPhone, so each of you can follow the tour. Your friendly audio guide Heather will give you the back-story behind five breweries en-route. Surprising you with interesting facts about the buildings and areas you pass by. All of the audio, including a little beer-based knowledge, will be shared as you walk - so you can relax and chat amongst yourselves while enjoying your beers. Cheers!

At the second stop, you will have a table booked for you. Here you'll each enjoy three different third pints of delicious beers made on the premises. A member of staff will talk you through them and answer any questions you have. After your tasting, you'll be handed a goodie bag containing walking snacks and a Bristol Hoppers branded pen and paper in case you want to take notes of your favourite beers or play noughts and crosses. For the remainder of the audio tour route, you can choose to stop for refreshments as many times as you like. As well as breweries, you will get the chance to enjoy a pint in an award-winning pub's beer garden, owned by Bristol Beer Factory.

So that you can plan future beer adventures in Bristol, while you walk and snack you'll be given the story behind several other breweries and how to reach them. Your audio tour guide Heather will give you tips on some late-night drinking venues close to the end of the tour. There's far more than one day's drinking being recommended here! If you have the time, plan to take the tour in two parts, over a weekend or two.

Please note:

The walking tour starts at Bristol Temple Meads train station. Your beer tasting is booked for one hour after your start time, which allows for about twenty minutes of walking and and time to check out Bristol's newest brewpub along your way. The total length of your tour will take will depend on how much beer you'll have, how many stops you choose to make and your drinking speed.

Most of the beers brewed in Bristol are vegan. Most of the venues along the route are dog friendly.

Between October and May, one brewery taproom along the route will be closed, but there's still four others and a pub to have fun in, as well as others just off the route.

How to get there

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Facilities

  • Outdoors
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available

COVID-19 guidelines

  • All venues will be following relevant covid guidelines and you will need to check the latest advice/rules before heading out on your tour. Most of the venues have plenty of outdoor space.

On the day

  • On booking, you'll receive a unique code and instructions on how to download the app and tour. Once the tour is downloaded it will stay on your phone forever. The app will guide to the precise start point.

  • The beer tasting is booked for one hour after your start time. Please ensure you start your tour on time if you'd like to stop at Bristol's newest brewpub along the way. Or, if you are headed straight for the tasting you can start up to 40 mins after your selected start time.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Bristol Hoppers

Bristol Hoppers provide guided and self-guided walking tours of Bristol and its brilliant craft beer scene. They're all about uncovering parts of the city you have never explored before, for locals and tourists alike. Bristol Hoppers isn't just passionate about connecting people to their favourite city but championing its traditional pubs, breweries and tap rooms along the way.

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Your host

Heather Goodford

Heather is the founder of Bristol Hoppers. She has lived in Bristol for more than 20 years and still loves to show this off. Her love for craft beer began after the first brewery taproom opened in Bristol. Over the weekend you'll probably find Heather in one of the city's taprooms or craft beer bars - unless she happens to be away camping instead! Heather enjoys encouraging others to drink locally and meeting like-minded people.

What people are saying

Really enjoyed this self guided tour around Bristol's craft beer scene. The goody bag of snacks and even a birthday card was a nice personal touch.

Chris Rawlings, Jul 2022

Really easy to follow with great instructions & interesting facts. Very much enjoyed!

Alex , Jun 2022

Brilliant beer tour, excellently planned and some lovely touches from Heather (including a birthday card for my partner’s birthday which made him feel so special - thank you!)
Would recommend to anyone who loves beer to do this!

Valerie Holt, Apr 2022

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Upcoming dates

What people are saying

Really enjoyed this self guided tour around Bristol's craft beer scene. The goody bag of snacks and even a birthday card was a nice personal touch.

Chris Rawlings, Jul 2022

Really easy to follow with great instructions & interesting facts. Very much enjoyed!

Alex , Jun 2022

Brilliant beer tour, excellently planned and some lovely touches from Heather (including a birthday card for my partner’s birthday which made him feel so special - thank you!)
Would recommend to anyone who loves beer to do this!

Valerie Holt, Apr 2022
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Price
£25 / Two people
Duration
5 hrs
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.