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5 Brewery Tours Your Dad Wants To Do

Surprise your favourite chap this Father’s Day with a beer-themed day trip!


Hawkshead Brewery Beer Hall - Cumbria

Brewing “traditional beers with a modern twist,” favourites include; Windermere Pale, Hawkshead Bitter and Lakeland Gold. Tours take place on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm and cost £8 per person, including a pint (or two halves) for you to sample.

Venture to its Beer Hall and you can try all of the different ales produced on-site, plus sample some tasty beer tapas. It’s here that they hold their Summer Beer Festival, running from 21st to 23rd July 2016. More information: hawksheadbrewery.co.uk


Camden Town Brewery – London

The brewery runs drop-in tours every Saturday (the fee is a donation to charity) and longer tours every Thursday for £12. These start at 6.30pm and last a couple of hours (there’s beer on the way around, don’t worry). You’ll get to see how the beer’s made, and sample some as you go! More information: camdentownbrewery.com


BrewDog – Nationwide

They’re the creators of the world’s strongest ale, Tactical Nuclear Penguin at 32%; they’ve brewed a 55% beer and packed it in roadkill (making it the world's most expensive beer) and brewed a beer at the bottom of the ocean (seriously). They’ve also opened quite a few bars across the UK, stocking all of their beer-themed inventions! More information: brewdog.com


The Exeter Arms – Derby

Winner of numerous awards including Derby CAMRA Pub of the Year, and Food and Drink Pub of the Year 2014, there’s something for everyone in this charming, traditional pub. Whether it be the selection of cask ales, a great Sunday roast, local live music or the weekly pub quizzes, a visit to this place is sure to be a treat for your beer enthusiast. More information: exeterarms.co.uk


Three Choirs Vineyards – Gloucestershire

Ok, this is a vineyard, not a brewery, but it deserves a mention! A fun alternative to beer, a trip to this English vineyard will test dad’s taste buds, and he’ll learn all about how wine is made. Plus, look out for the amazing wildlife that line the walking trials. Sounds to us like a great way to spend the weekend! More information: three-choirs-vineyards.co.uk

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