A no-nonsense name for a no-nonsense brewery, the Bristol Beer Factory has a dedicated following throughout the city. Private tours give you and your friends an insight into hop-based alchemy and the chance to taste what’s on tap. Make the most of FGW’s cheap train fares and catch the train to Bristol Temple Meads
From Smoked Lager to American IPA, this Cardiff-based brewery, established in 2008, keeps it crafty with their all-natural, additive-free approach. They try to introduce two new beers each month that can be enjoyed at regular ‘Bar Open’ events.
All aboard for a scenic tour of the West Country. Pick from a number of routes and enjoy traditional real ale at rural pubs along the way. Surfer dudes and dudettes will enjoy the Atlantic Coast line – after weaving through Cornwall the train pull into Newquay, a known location for world-class waves.
A newly established ten barrel craft brewery that was built upon the shoulders of legendary brewing masters, Brain’s unique blends have beer aficionado’s foaming at the mouth. The Boilermaker is a must try for visitors.
Known for their idiosyncratic flavours, Meantime Brewing Company is the largest brewery to open in London in almost a century. Highly recommended is the Bespoke Food Tasting Tour which pairs Meantime beers with a selection of dining courses.