Brewery & taproom beer tasting tour (self-guided)

Price
£25 / Two people
Duration
4 hrs
Age restrictions
18+
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 first brewery, 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 can choose to stop as many times as you like. 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. 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 takes around 40 minutes, starting at Bristol Temple Meads train station. It finishes a fifteen-minute walk from the starting point. The amount of time you take will depend on how much beer you'll have and your drinking speed.

After the 3rd October, one brewery taproom along the route will be closed for the winter. On Thursdays before this date, this same brewery is closed. There's still plenty of fun to be had everywhere else, though!

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 first brewery, 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 can choose to stop as many times as you like. 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. 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 takes around 40 minutes, starting at Bristol Temple Meads train station. It finishes a fifteen-minute walk from the starting point. The amount of time you take will depend on how much beer you'll have and your drinking speed.

After the 3rd October, one brewery taproom along the route will be closed for the winter. On Thursdays before this date, this same brewery is closed. There's still plenty of fun to be had everywhere else, though!

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Facilities

  • WiFi
  • 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 table at the first stop is booked from 15 minutes after your start time and you have it for an hour. Please ensure you start your tour at your exact chosen time or even a little earlier if you like to take your walking slowly.

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.

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.

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What people are saying

An easy to walk tour that would be pretty difficult without this guide as it is all inconspicuous corners of industrial areas!
The people at Moor were very attentive and talked us through the beers we were trying.
The tour ended at a nice couple of taprooms which sold good food.

Danielle Edwards, Aug 2021

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What people are saying

An easy to walk tour that would be pretty difficult without this guide as it is all inconspicuous corners of industrial areas!
The people at Moor were very attentive and talked us through the beers we were trying.
The tour ended at a nice couple of taprooms which sold good food.

Danielle Edwards, Aug 2021
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Price
£25 / Two people
Duration
4 hrs
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.