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Breaking new ground for beer tourism in Britain.

beer toursim chester rowsBeer Tours (UK) has a very special offer in beer tourism for cask ale fans. Because we only arrange tours for small groups, the flexibility is enormous. Individuals can join other enthusiasts or, on request, we will put together tailored itineraries for organised groups.

Typically, programmes run over three, five or seven days throughout the year. The regions of North West England, North Wales, Shropshire and Yorkshire provide the perfect backdrops for the tours, whatever the season.

All tours commence in Chester, one of the UK’s most attractive cathedral cities boasting the famous black and white buildings amid the unique shopping ‘Rows’ and two miles of well preserved Roman walls.

The city is very accessible by road, rail and air. On arrival you will be met at either the Chester Railway/Bus Stations, Manchester International Airport or Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport and returned on the day of departure. Those travelling by car will be directed to their hotel accommodation.

The breweries, the pubs and - oh yes - some culture!

robinsons breweryBreweries selected for each tour vary. They may, for instance, include the internationally acclaimed ‘Pendle Witches’ Moorhouse’s Brewery in Lancashire or Stockport’s famous Robinson’s Unicorn Brewery.

There will also be visits to many smaller ground-breaking craft brewers, such as the Spitting Feathers, buried on a farm in the Cheshire countryside, Shropshire’s idiosyncratic Stonehouse Brewery and the highly innovative Thornbridge Brewery, set amid the dramatic Peak District. Some trips will also venture to outstanding breweries located in the awe inspiring Lake District and the stunning Yorkshire Dales.

the Old Boot InnAlong the way we you will enjoy some of Britain’s amazing pubs: Lancashire’s highly individual Fisherman’s Retreat, Cheshire’s hidden village hostelries such as the Swettenham Arms and the Bull at Shocklach, along with brew pubs like the Vale Inn at Bollington and the cask ale and food havens of Brunning & Price.

Together with the brewery trips, we can also offer visits around historic sites and castles led by Richard Holland, a leading writer on history and folklore. Other activities, e.g. golf, can be arranged on request. There will be free time to explore several of the North’s fascinating cities, including Liverpool - birthplace to the Beatles and full of extraordinary pubs – and the terrifically vibrant Manchester, with its splendid Victorian architecture and even more great pubs!

Beer tasting dinner

All tours will include a lively evening of tutored beer tasting, complete with complimentary beer-matched-with-food dinner.

Fees

tourism bear and billetTour fees are exclusive of your travel costs to your chosen arrival destinations (see above). Fees include: transfer costs; all accommodation and travel to breweries for the duration of the tour; brewery visit fees (limited drinks included); complimentary dinners or lunches (the number depending on the duration of the tours); other charges associated with entry to public buildings. Any extra activities required can be arranged and paid for during the tour week.

Detailed itineraries with dates and prices will be provided on request - please email or telephone (see contact page).