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Beer Tourism around Northern England, Shropshire and North Wales

Discover the hidden delights of British brewing

Beer Tours (UK) will take you on a fascinating journey of discovery among Britain’s thriving army of small and independent brewers.

The country boasts several hundred microbreweries, most producing splendid cask-conditioned ales. Many are hidden away in historic towns, bustling cities and the beautiful British countryside. And that’s where we come in. Beer Tours (UK) will reveal these beery delights to ale enthusiasts from both home and abroad.

This is fun beer tourism that you can’t manage alone. We know the brewers, we know the pubs, we know the beers - well a lot anyway.

Our beer tours are focussed on Northern England, North Wales and across the Midlands, with historic Roman Chester at the heart. This beautiful cathedral city is a world famous tourist destination, with excellent road, rail and air links (via Liverpool or Manchester) and is only two hours by rail from London - so can easily be tied in with the trips to the capital.

With hugely varied itineraries, we travel to breweries in the wonderfully vibrant cities of Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield and Leeds while also heading into the dramatic landscapes of North Wales, the Peak District, Yorkshire and the Lake District

Along the way we will reveal the hidden gems of Britain’s wonderful and unique pub heritage - from characteristic city centre ‘boozers’ to delightfully unchanged country pubs or grand historic inns. You will stay in quality accommodation.

And there’s more. If you have the inclination, we can organise other activities; from golf on championship courses, fishing and walking in peaceful countryside to scenic steam train trips or simply classy city centre shopping!

This is a unique beer tourism offer for the UK and all our itineraries can be adapted to requests from organised groups. So if you want something special, just let us know. Get in touch for tour details (see contact page).

Tours are led by beer writer and brewing media consultant Steve Hobman. Steve is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and co-editor of the New Imbiber magazine.