Brewery & Taproom Beer Tasting Tour (Self-guided)

4 hrs

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 four breweries en-route and some more a short walk away. 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. You will also be given a few snacks (crisps, etc) to munch on as you walk between venues.

For the remainder of the audio tour route, you can choose to stop for refreshments as many times as you like. As well as the four 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 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.

Please note:

There is one more brewery that Heather mentions on the audio as you walk past that has decided not to reopen their taproom just yet. When this reopens there will be five directly along the route.

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 a lovely little brewpub along your way. The total length of your tour will take will depend on how much beer you'll drink, how many stops you choose to make and your drinking speed.

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

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (Over 18's only) £12.50

What people are saying

Nerea Fernandez
Mar 2024

Really fun activity and a good easy route to follow

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Jake Elsmore
Nov 2023

Great tour and a good introduction to Bristol Breweries

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Neil Halford
Nov 2023

Really good tour. We were mirrored by a tour with a guide and thought that our experience was sup...

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James Watts
Feb 2023

It was really straightforward and was a lovely tour of breweries from an area of Bristol that I d...

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How to get there


  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available
  • WiFi

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 time for a drink at the first stop you come to. Or, if you are headed straight for the tasting (second stop) you can start up to 40 mins late.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 2 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 2 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.

You'll be hosted by

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.

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