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Adnams Tours

Southwold Category Food and Drink, For Adults
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Fancy doing something a little bit different? For those of you who have yet to visit our home in Southwold you are in for a treat. Behind the walls of our Victorian building lies one of the most modern breweries in the UK, we’ve even added a distillery now too. Come and explore behind the scenes and discover how we create our award-winning beers and spirits, or get creative and make your very own gin!

You can book your tour now, or pop in to our Wine Shop and Booking Office on Pinkney's Lane in Southwold, next door to the Red Lion. If you’d prefer to book by telephone please call 01502 727 225 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, excluding Bank Holidays). 

Please note, you must be over 18 to join one of our tours or experiences – as there will be alcohol involved!

Brewery Tours

Your tour of the Adnams brewery will explain the beer making process from start to finish. You’ll explore the choice of ingredients and how we make our beers using our super-modern, self-cleaning brew stream (we’re trying to programme it to make the tea, too) through to tasting the final delicious product.

Brewery tours run daily and take approximately 1 hour and are followed by a tutored beer tasting which lasts around 30 minutes. You will then be accompanied to the Adnams Cellar & Kitchen store where you may be able to try a selection of our other products and to collect your bottle of Adnams Beer.

The cost is £12 per person, which includes the tour, tastings, and a bottle of beer to take home, we'll even give you 10% off your purchases in our Southwold Cellar and Kitchen store when you spend £20 or more.


Distillery Tours

Our Copper House Distillery sits within the brewery and uses many of the same local ingredients. Discover how we create our range of award-winning spirits from the start of the process in our super-efficient brewery through to distilling and, of course, sampling the finished product. The tour costs £10 per person.

The tour takes approximately 1 hour and is followed by a tutored tasting in the Cellar & Kitchen store, which takes around 30 minutes. We’ll also give you 10% off your purchases in our Southwold Cellar and Kitchen store when you spend £20 or more.

Make Your Own Gin

Have you ever wanted to create your very own gin? Perhaps you’d like to learn about distilling by taking a more hands-on approach? If so, then the Adnams Make Your Own Gin experience is for you.

Come and spend a couple of hours in the Adnams Copper House Distillery. One of our Gin Makers will guide you through the process of making your own gin, from selecting your own botanicals, through to the distillation process and naming, then labelling, your personal bottle. As well as the opportunity to create your very own gin to take home with you, you'll also be able to taste a range of our delicious spirits and we'll even give you 10% off your purchases in our Southwold Cellar and Kitchen store when you spend £20 or more.

The Adnams Make Your Own Gin experience costs £70 per person and includes:

• A mini tour of the distillery
• A gin making session with one of our Gin Makers
• A 70cl bottle of your very own gin to take home with you
• A tutored tasting of a range of Adnams Spirits
• 10% off your purchases in our Southwold Cellar and Kitchen store when you spend £20 or more

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