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Bristol Brewery Tours

Hop aboard the craft beer boat for tastings on a tour that visits Moor Brewery and ends at Beer Emporium for cheese, meats and beer!


The Bristol Craft Beer Experience

Home of the Bristol Craft Beer Experience since 2016, our 4 hour Bristol Brewery Tour includes a boat trip with tastings on board the ferry, a tour and tasting at the award winning Moor Brewery in Bristol and ends up at Beer Emporium on King Street for more tastings of beer along with cheese and meat boards!

The Bristol Craft Beer Experience starts the day by meeting outside Grain Barge and heading down to the ferry for our private 30 minute tour along the harbour. On board we’ll enjoy a talk and tasting of 2 local beer styles to start the day (nothing too heavy to start). We’ll sail past the old Bristol brewery site, and you’ll hear a little bit about the history of brewing in the city from past to present.

We’ll then head to Moor Brewery where you’ll get a look behind the scenes at the brewing equipment along with a talk from the team on how beer is made at this legendary award winning brewery. After the tour we’ll head inside the taproom to allow time to sample a selection of beers brewed on site.

It’s then a walk down to King Street though Castle Park where we’ll stop to see the site of the old Bristol Brewery (around 20 min walk). We’ll then reach The Beer Emporium for the final tastings of the day and cheese and meat platters to share (these are nibbles rather than a meal however you can get a discount on their excellent pizzas).

All 3 stops below are included on our tour…

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The day starts on board the ferry with a 30 minute ride across the beautiful Bristol harbour with tastings of Bristol Beer Factory beers on board. Your expert beer guide will talk you through the beer styles sampled.


Moor Brewery

Then it’s a short walk to Moor Brewery for tastings of their award winning beers along with a tour of the brewhouse. Discover how the beer is made and take a tour of the brewing equipment.

Moor Brewery

Beer Emporium

Final stop, after a brisk 20 min walk, is Beer Emporium on King Street where guests will sample a flight of craft beer with nibbles of cheese and meats to end the day. Discover the best of Bristol’s beer scene.

Beer Emporium Bristol

Tastings Included

Tasting included on the boat and at each stop visited. Discover a range of local beers and a variety of styles.

4 Hour Tour

Enjoy an afternoon in great company on our 4 hour Bristol Brewery Tours running since 2016.

Boat Trip Included

Start the day on board the ferry and see Bristol from the water whilst enjoying local beer tastings.

Expert Guides

All our guides know a thing or two about beer and will answer your questions on the tour.

Bristol Craft Beer Experience

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Private Group Tours

Private group tours are available for corporate outings or stag and hen parties. Get in touch for more details.

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Bristol Craft Beer Experience Tickets

Tickets are available for our tours from our ticket partner Design My Night. Just select an available date and book a tour with up to 30 guests.

For group tour requests please click here to visit UK Brewery Tours.

What’s included?

Beer tastings and cheese and meat sharing platters are included. There’s the right amount of beer to enjoy over the time it takes to complete the tour. We generally serve beer in third of a pint measures so you can enjoy tasting a range of beer styles. There’s two or three beers to taste in each stop however this can differ sometimes depending on what’s brewing. You may taste keg or cask beer and again this depends on what is available at each stop.

When do tours take place?

Tours take place on various Saturdays throughout the year and generally run at least once per month however there may be extra dates in the summer and less dates in Winter due to popularity.

What time do tours start and finish?

Public tours start at 11.45am with the boat departing at 12pm. They finish around 4pm (finish time may vary slightly depending on the group).

Where do tours start and finish?

Tours meet outside Grain Barge and the full address is Grain Barge, Hotwell Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU. Here’s a Google Map link.

Tours finish at Beer Emporium, 13 – 15 King St, Bristol BS1 4EF (map link here)

What’s the refund policy?

Refunds are available up to 30 days before your tour. As we need to arrange things is advance we regret we cannot refund tickets if there is less than 30 days before the event starts. This is for any reason including covid, illness, late trains etc – so please consider protecting your tickets with your own policy if you feel this may be needed for your own circumstances.

Do tours take place in all weather conditions?

Yes, tours take place in snow, rain and hail so please dress for the weather. Please be aware that walking takes place outside in the fresh air. We only cancel tours if there is a risk on the actual tour to or guests. Therefore, if travelling from another city please be aware that the tour will still run and you should consider the travel arrangements made to get there at the start time if there is adverse weather.

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£65pp (includes beer tastings and nibbles)

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Looking for a gift? Gift Vouchers can be purchased from UK Brewery Tours for our Bristol Brewery Tours and are valid for 12 months from purchase.