Bristol Brewery Taproom Audio Tour
Looking for the best beers in Bristol? This tour of Bristol's brewery tap rooms will take you straight to the source and immerse you in the brilliant Bristol craft beer scene.
Time & Location
Fridays and Saturdays only
Station Approach, Bristol Temple Meads, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6QH, UK
About The Event
Your tour starts at Bristol Temple Meads train station and your first brewery along the route is a fifteen minute walk away. On your way between the four breweries (five from May), of which you'll be given the back-story of each one, you'll learn interesting facts about the buildings and areas you pass by and be given a little beer based knowledge. The tour also gives the choice to stop and enjoy a pint in a beer garden at an award-winning traditional pub, owned by a Bristol brewery.
So that you can plan future beer adventures in Bristol, you'll be given the story behind several other breweries that are not quite on the route, and how to reach them. There's also tips on some later night drinking venues close to the end of the tour.
There's enough stops and advice to keep you entertained for more than one day, so you could choose to stop the tour at any time and continue another day.
- Most of the beers being poured along this route will be vegan.
- Well behaved dogs are welcome everywhere.
- Children are welcome in most of the venues before 8pm.
There's an option to buy a package - this tour with a guided beer tasting at the first brewery for £12.50. Click here to book. To find out if it's possible to take a brewery tour on your chosen date, please e-mail me at email@example.com (minimum 4 people)
Why an audio tour?
My passion for sharing things about Bristol's fascinating past and introducing people to our craft beer scene is huge. These audio tours give you more information than you'd get on a guided tour, as there's no need to stop all the time to gather a group - I (Heather) can talk to you as you walk. Using your location, the clever app that's used plays audio automatically, at exactly the right time and place. You can walk at your own pace and have as many beer stops as you like without being rushed along or having to look at your phone.
How it works:
When you buy a tour, you'll receive a unique code and instructions on how to download the tour onto your smartphone. Your code accesses the tour, which you can download in advance to use maps offline if you like. Your code is valid until 30/8/22 but once the tour is downloaded it will stay on your phone forever.
When to take your tour:
The actual walking bit (with no stopping), takes around 40 minutes. The amount of time you spend taking the tour will depend on how much beer you'll have and your drinking speed.
You can take the tour whenever you like, but if you want to be stopping for beer along the way, it's worth noting that
if taking the tour around Christmas or New Year it may be that not all of the stops are open.
On Fridays I advise starting between between 3pm and 6pm and on Saturdays between 2pm and 5pm
To take the tour you will need:
- A set of headphones.
- A smartphone with either an Android or I-phone operating system to be able to download the app.
- To check and follow Covid 19 rules that are in place on the day you take your tour. (facemasks at times, track and trace, group sizes, etc)
Audio Tour for one device
It is possible to share headphones, but as you will be walking a lot, it may be very awkward to stay that close. You also may also struggle to concentrate with just one ear playing the audio and the other hearing sirens, etc. One ticket per person is strongly recommended.