From Salisbury to Chippenham, Trowbridge to Marlborough, there are some great places to discover more about brewing and Wiltshire’s brewery scene.
With key brewing players like enormous Arkell’s with a brewery and range of pubs across the county, Ramsbury who are focussing on provenance and their close connection to the land, and the newer Gritchie (which is set up by film director Guy Ritchie), there is a wide range of breweries to discover in Wiltshire.
The rich brewing and beer culture, with breweries, pubs and bars nestled between the Cotwsolds, the North Wessex Downs and Cranborne Chase AONB makes it a great place to visit for your next beer adventure.
From the chocolate box houses of Bibury to just east of the Forest of Dean, there are plenty of breweries, beer venues and stockists to enjoy on your next trip to Gloucestershire. Head to Cheltenham for a hub of brilliant pubs and bars selling great beer, as well as the brilliant Deya Brewing Co. who are producing some unrivalled beer in the South West.
Bristol is leading the charge and often seen to be setting the standards for beer in the South West. Award-winning breweries can be found in almost every corner of Bristol, and their close proximity to each other makes this a great city to visit for a day out on the beers.
From central breweries like Croft Ales, to slightly out of town breweries like Fierce & Noble, there are breweries creating beer in all styles for all tastes serving up the growing community of local beer drinkers and tourists visiting the city.
There is a recognised importance to cater for “beer tourists” as there are a number of established brewery tours and events taking place regularly. If you’re interested in Bristol beer tours then check out the links below.
Bristol breweries Moor Beer Co, Good Chemistry, Left Handed Giant, Arbor Ales and Dawkins all open their doors to the public for a big party on designated days of the year. Keep an eye on their Twitter for the latest updates.
The brewing scene in the Channel Islands is pretty established, with the two largest brewery and pub groups, Randall’s & Liberation, dominating the market. A few smaller, independent breweries have opened up in the last decade to offer something different to the bigger breweries, but we’re excited to see where the brewing scene in the Channel islands will go next...
The gorgeous port of St. Helier in Jersey and St. Peter’s Port in Guernsey have a number of great pubs and bars who are championing local beer from Channel Island breweries.
The Liberation and Randall’s pubs are scattered all across Jersey & Guernsey, meaning their beer is accessible pretty much wherever you go.
There are some unique and progressive breweries popping up in Somerset to offer something different to the more traditional ale producers which have previously ruled this county.
From the small, bustling streets of Bath, with Bath Brewhouse to the rolling landscapes of the Mendip Hills with Yonder Brewing, Somerset has breweries covering all areas of the county. With that come some truly great places to discover, drink and buy all manners of beer styles.
Dorset has breweries scattered evenly across the whole county with small producers like Gyle 59 through to the huge Hall & Woodhouse group who have pubs across the UK and are producing beers under the name of Badger Brewery.
Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Poole, Bournemouth are becoming hubs for a whole host of beer venues, from craft beer bars to taphouses, to real ale pubs.
So pack your sunnies, grab your South West book and get on down to Dorset to discover great beer with an ocean backdrop.
Big or small, old or new, progressive or heritage, Devon has one of the most varied brewery landscapes in the South West. With this stronghold of Devon breweries comes a wave of pubs, bars and shops who are serving up and selling beer from the region.
From Devon’s craft beer capital, Exeter, to the ever-growing beer scene in Plymouth and everything in between, discover all the Devon breweries, beer venues and beer stockists that Devon has to offer.
Cornwall’s beer scene is becoming as beautiful and plentiful as its beaches.
From Land’s End to the edge of Dartmoor in the east, there are many beer adventures to be had in Cornwall. If you’re a local or just visiting Cornwall for a mini-break, we’re sure that you will learn of a new Cornish brewery to visit or find a new Cornish beer to drink.
Explore the many great Cornish breweries, venues and stockists in this beautiful beach county.