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Adnams

Sole Bay Brewery East Green | Sole Bay Brewery, Southwold IP18 6JW, England
+44 1502 727225
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Best of Both Worlds

Great shop, excellent range of beers (obviously) but also very special range of wines and gins! Not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EveWitham_Essex
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Witham, Essex
Made brewing more interesting.

My wife and I booked the tour of the brewery during a visit to the town. Both of us like a beer and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trotty50
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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For those of you who have yet to visit our distillery in Southwold, you are in for a treat! Tour tickets are only £20 per person (over 18s only) which includes a tutored tasting and a little something to take home. The distillery contains all the equipment needed to create a "grain to glass" product taking local barley, wheat and oats. The tour demonstrates the highly precise intricacies of micro distilling and small batch process, as well as the creativity too. You'll be able to taste the house recipes, which we've carefully crafted from a lot of practice from the team. The tour takes approximately 1 hour and is followed by a tutored tasting in the Cellar & Kitchen store, which takes around 30 minutes. Don't forget to ask about our 'Make your own gin' experiences!
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sole Bay Brewery East Green | Sole Bay Brewery, Southwold IP18 6JW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great shop, excellent range of beers (obviously) but also very special range of wines and gins! Not to mention lovely gifts. The coffee shop offering a variously hot and cold drinks and food is really good too. Not just basic food but some good unusual...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I booked the tour of the brewery during a visit to the town. Both of us like a beer and after this very informative and interesting trip we now know a bit more of what goes into getting a beer in front...More

Thank Trotty50
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After having visited the Guinness Brewery in Dublin recently my expectations were particularly low (that was more like something you’d find in a theme park in Florida), however the Adnams tour turned out to be one of the best I’ve ever attended. What an honour...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic tour of the old brewery, the staff are very friendly and helpful, the tour was informative of the brewing history of Adnams and Southwold and hoe it has modernised to keep up with the times and increase production, while remaining in Southwold...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

We visited the Brewery in the morning and Gin distillery in the afternoon. Nikki was our Tour guide. She was very informative and full of enthusiasm, obviously loves her job and is proud of her place of work. This came across well and was very...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Thanks to a Mother’s Day gift from my daughter I and my husband went on the Distillery Tour at Adnams and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and interesting. After the fascinating and informative behind the scenes tour we ended with a taster...More

Thank jad533
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on the Distillery Tour with Nikki, very interesting and enjoyed the bar at the end!

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We visited Adnams for the Gin Tour on a freezing cold Saturday. Be aware that there is no production to view over the weekend so a weekday visit is advised if you want to see everything in action. Our tour guide was witty and informative...More

Thank Jax66
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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Really good time spent visiting the Adnams Distillery. Everyone is so polite and knowledgeable. There is no rush, you are shown all the equipment and told what it does. The lady who took us round was lovely. I throughly enjoyed myself. Thank you and thanks...More

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

the tour of the brewery was very interesting and felt like a proper behind the scenes experience. The Adnams shop is also lovely and well stocked with their brews!

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