For over 175 years, Marston's has been brewing the same way. We've spent literally decades making sure that every single pint of every single one of our ales, is perfect.
Visit our famous Albion Brewery described as a ‘cathedral of brewing’ and home to Marston’s since 1898. Discover how we make our beers including our flagship Pedigree, on our fully guided tour... and yes of course you can enjoy a sample!
Learn about the brewing process from mashing to fermentation, see how traditional brewing methods have evolved and view our world renowned Burton Union System.
Brewery tours take approximately two hours and include sampling of 3 x half pints in Marston’s Visitor’s Centre.
Shobnall Road, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2BG.
Tours run Monday to Friday, 11am and 2pm Monday to Thursday, and 11am only on Friday. Evening tours can be arranged for groups of 15 or more. Food can be arranged at an additional cost but this must be pre-booked.
Brewery tours cost £7.50 per adult and £4.50 for under 18’s.
Brewed to one of our oldest recipes, using natural Burton spring water filtered through the gypsum beds of the Trent valley to produce a distinctively clear and bright full flavoured beer with a malty, biscuity taste. Although it is one of our session beers in terms of strength, it has a superb balance of malt and hop flavours which makes Marston's Burton Bitter the first choice for many of our customers - 3.8% abv
The taste of EPA is unique. Zing from the citrusy hops we use - Pow from its fuller flavour - Phwoar from the crisp finish that leaves you ready for more. It’s a refreshing, lighter blonde ale - 3.6% abv.
A gleaming pale gold in colour, New World Pale Ale has a fantastic fruity flavour with blasts of tropical peaches, apricot, melon and passionfruit. All delivered with a creamy, white head and light, zesty aroma - 3.8 abv.
Crafted to produce an authentic re-creation of an IPA. With its pale appearance, strong hoppy taste and higher alcoholic strength it comprises all the genuine characteristics of a true India Pale Ale, which were necessary to survive the three month long journey from Burton to Bombay - 5.7% abv.
Marston’s Oyster Stout is a dark, creamy, smooth, clean tasting English stout which delivers a rich dark oaty flavour. It doesn’t contain oysters, just called Oyster Stout as this style of ale is a great complement to shell fish dishes - 4.1% abv.
Pedigree is unique – not only is it still brewed in oak casks, but it’s the only beer left in Britain that’s brewed using Burton well water. It has a distinct aroma, some spicy hops, a malt that reminds you of your Mam’s home baked biscuits and a gently refreshing fruitiness. It is no wonder that beer writer Michael Jackson christened Pedigree the ‘king of bitters’ - 4.5% abv.
The lowest carb beer on the market with the quality, character and full flavour that you’d expect from Marston’s. Its double fermentation process turns all sugar to alcohol resulting in a strong, refreshing beer that’s less filling and easier to drink – 4.7% abv.
This finest creamy smooth is a beautifully crafted beer. It has all the easy-drinking attributes you would expect from a smooth ale, but also has an underlying depth and character. Prize winning barley deliverers its full and malty flavour and our use of traditional English Golding and Fuggle Hops combine to create the clean, bitter taste. The late addition of American Cascade Hops deliverers its enticing aroma and moreish citrus finish - 3.6% abv.
The home of fresh cask ale. Banks’s cask ale is the freshest pint in the Midlands, brewed using only natural, local ingredients. A taste enjoyed across the whole country – straight from the Black Country.
Step inside the famous Victorian Park Brewery in Wolverhampton-home to Banks’s since 1875. Discover the 100% natural ingredients that make Banks’s beers and how these have remained unchanged for centuries while learning about the brewing process from mashing to fermentation, and see how traditional brewing methods have evolved.
The tour takes approximately two hours and this includes a guided tour of the brewery and the opportunity to enjoy three half pints of Banks’s finest cask ales in our Visitor Centre. You can take Banks’s home with you from the Brewery Shop, and choose from our selection of cask conditioned, bottled, canned beers, and gifts.
Banks's Park Brewery, Brewery Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4JT
Brewery tours run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am, 2pm and 6.30pm and Saturdays at 12noon. Maximum 20 per tour and pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment, buffets can also be arranged at an additional cost but this must be pre-booked.
The tour costs £8.50 per adult and £5.00 per child.
Crafted with the finest ingredients to deliver a really easy drinking beer. Deep gold in colour; it comes with malty, hoppy flavours and a clean finish with fruity overtones - 3.8% abv.
The original Banks's brew. This beer is the beer that made Banks's famous and is still the world's best-selling mild - it's beautifully balanced, smooth and very moreish. A light chestnut coloured beer, exhibiting a glorious balance. Malty with a perceptible burnt note, it's full bodied with a hint of bitterness counterbalancing the rich, biscuity flavour from the best barley - 3.5% abv.
Brewed with an exciting blend of Pilgrim, Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops Sunbeam is a gloriously zesty blonde beer. It has a vibrant citrus hop aroma and a shimmering blonde colour. The rich gooseberry and zesty grapefruit taste create an easy drinking beer with a clean, long aftertaste - 4.2% abv.
The traditional values which the Jennings family instilled in the business are still respected, and combined with a modern day commercial approach, they have undoubtedly contributed to the success of Jennings ales today.
Jennings Brewery was originally established as a true family concern back in 1828, in the village of Lorton. The company moved to its current location in 1874, to the historic town of Cockermouth, in the shadow of Cockermouth castle, at the point where the rivers Cocker and Derwent merge.
Jennings regards itself as a traditional brewer, traditional in a number of different ways. Pure Lakeland water is still used for brewing, drawn from the brewery’s own well only the finest natural ingredients are added, including English pale ale malt and carefully selected old English hops.
Find out how our real ales are still brewed with care and attention, by taking our friendly, guided tour of the brewery.
Castle Brewery, Cockermouth CA13 9NE
January: No tours
February & March: Monday - Friday 2pm and Saturday 12noon & 2pm
April to October Monday - Saturday 12noon & 2pm
November & December Monday - Friday 2pm and Saturday 12 noon & 2pm
£9.00 for adults and £4.50 for children (over 12 years only please)
A distinctively darker bitter, with a really moreish taste and a very drinkable strength – it makes the ideal session beer.
Brewed with English pale ale and amber malt, to give a nutty flavour that supports a subtle blend of English aromatic hops.
Most popular in the Lake District, Jennings heartland, but it is appreciated by countless drinkers in many other parts of the county too. Jennings Bitter is the original beer to come from the Cockermouth brewery and been brewed for over a hundred years.
Bitter has won the Campaign for Real Ale Award for the Champion Beer of the North West 2009, a bronze award in 2013 International Beer Challenge and more recently bronze awards in the tasting and design and packaging categories in 2014 - 3.5% abv.
An award winning golden bitter which won gold in the World’s best beer Awards (European) 2013 and more recently a silver medal at the International Beer Challenge 2014.
A bitter beer of great character, appealing to those drinkers who really appreciate their beer and are looking for quality.
Launched in 1995 as ‘September Ale’, Jennings Cocker Hoop has become hugely popular, particularly with Lake District tourists in summer.
The name is derived from ‘Cock-a Hoop’, an old custom of removing the cock (or spigot) from a barrel and resting it on the hoop of the cask before commencing a drinking bout, but was changed to reflect the brewery’s location on the banks of the River Cocker - 4.2% abv.
A superb golden coloured ale, brewed with English pale Ale malt and using only the finest English aromatic hops. Traditionally brewed using pure Lakeland water drawn from the
brewery 's own well. A full flavoured beer with a delicate hop character, makes this beer ideal for the demanding, modern beer drinker.
Cumberland has become a firm favourite nationwide and is Jennings best-selling brand outside the Lake District.
Cumberland has won silver in 2009, bronze in 2010 and more recently bronze in the design and packaging category at the International Beer Challenge 2014 - 4.7% abv.
An award winning strong, satisfying ale, wonderfully warming and full of complex flavours, which create an intriguing beer of great character.
This dark beer with a reddish tinge, derived from the use of coloured malts, perfectly balanced with specially formulated brewing sugars and English aromatic hops.
First introduced in 1990 as a winter warmer, Jennings Sneck Lifter has become a firm favourite in the portfolio.
In northern dialect sneck means door latch and a sneck lifter was a man’s last sixpence which enabled him to lift the latch of a pub door and buy himself a pint, hoping to meet friends there who might treat him to one or two more.
Sneck Lifter won bronze awards in 2011 in both the International Beer Challenge and the Brewing Industry International Awards. In 2013 it won a silver award from CAMRA for Champion Winter Beer of Britain (Regional and National). A bronze award from the International Beer Challenge in 2013 and more recently a silver award in the tasting category of the International Beer Challenge 2014 - 5.1% abv.
We take two things seriously here at Ringwood Brewery; our ales and leisure time. Along with creating quality craft ales, we are relaxation enthusiasts. Our motto is to ‘Visit the Winding Downs’, a place to enjoy some quality time with friends - so kick back and open a bottle of Ringwood!
The brewery tour experience at the Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire takes approximately one and a half hours. This includes, a tour of the brewery, an opportunity to taste the three types of malted barleys used in the brewing process, the option to sniff a number of different hops, and you will also get to see a brew fermenting in the Tun Room.
The tour also includes a tasting session where you will get to try our current range of crafted beers, and the opportunity to browse our Brewery Store which is crammed with various gifts, goodies, and an unrivaled range of bottled and draught beers.
We provide all our guests with a complimentary glass on departure.
The brewery tour experience is a Visit England ‘Quality Assured Visitor Attraction’ for 2014.
Unfortunately, due to the nature and layout of our Brewery, there is limited access to certain areas which may not be suitable for all. We do all that we can to ensure that you enjoy your time with us. We do ask that you wear suitable footwear and clothing. If you have any concerns regarding access please call the brewery on 01425 470303.
Ringwood Brewery, 138 Christchurch Rd, Ringwood, Hants BH24 3AP
July to August: Saturday 12noon, 2pm & 4pm, Sunday 12.30pm & 2:30pm, Tuesday 3pm & 6:30pm and Thursday 3pm
September: Saturday 12noon, 2pm & 4pm, Sunday 12.30pm & 2:30pm and Tuesday: 6:30pm
Rest of the year: Saturday 12noon, 2pm & 4pm, Sunday 2:30pm and Tuesday 6:30pm
£8.50 for adults and £5.00 for children (under 18)
We are unable to accept children under the age of 8.
Please call for evening brewery tour prices
If you would like to organize a group tour please call the brewery on 01425 470303 for group brewery tour prices
A fresh face for an old favourite. Ringwood Razorback is brewed to the same recipe as our famous Best Bitter which has been revered for its quality since 1978. This easy drinking thirst quencher 3.8% bitter is perfect for all occasions.
With an ideal balance of hoppy happiness and citrus fruit, our classic Razorback is plenty refreshing to hit the spot. Razorback is best enjoyed in relaxed surroundings. Goes well with salt and vinegar and pork scratchings.
The name Razorback is in homage to our legendary brewery boar, and our symbol since our foundation in 1978.
Boondoggle is an American term first coined in the 1920’s. Boondoggle is a word meaning 'work of little value' which we have interpreted to mean 'Jolly' or ‘any excuse for a pint’.
Boondoggle delivers a hoppy aroma with a citrus punch. This followed by a well-balanced moreish fruity taste. Boondoggles unique character is a result of the use of the finest English Pale Malt, First Gold and Fuggles Hops.
Boondoggle is a deliciously fruity ale affectionately crafted to savour and satisfy. 4.2% abv in cask and 4.2% abv in bottle.
49er gets its unique name from the 1849 gold rush and also the fact that it is golden in colour and brewed to 4.9% in both cask and bottle.
49er has been our premium golden craft ale since first brewed in 1978. Fortyniner, is bright and full of rich flavours to satisfy the most refined palate.
49er delivers a fresh hop bouquet, turning into a slightly malty taste off set with strong hop balance, and deep bittersweet finish - a true connoisseurs pint. This is a result of the use of floor-malted Maris Otter barley, Goldings, Progress, Fuggles and Challenger hops. It is 4.9% abv in cask and bottle
Ringwood's most iconic beer was first brewed in late 1979 without a name. A competition in the local press inspired a local consumer to come up with a suitable suggestion!
Old Thumper has a distinctive aroma, a slightly peppery spicy aroma with a hint of apples. There is a luscious balance of grain and hop in the mouth a bitter sweet finish with delicate fruit notes. The result is a warm rounded yet surprisingly delicate pale strong beer.
Old Thumper was awarded CAMRA highest honor the ‘Champion Beer of Britain’ in 1988. It is 5.1% abv in cask and bottle.
Home of the legendary Hobgoblin, the Wychwood Brewery is tucked away behind the main street of the market town of Witney, in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Witney is historically famous for its 3 Bs; its bread, its blankets and its beer. Brewing has taken place in Witney for centuries.
Home of the legendary Hobgoblin, the Wychwood Brewery is tucked away behind the main street of the market town of Witney. Brewing in the town dates back to 1811 and the Wychwood Brewery is sited in the Old Eagle Maltings, built more than 150 years ago when barley was malted for the towns brewery.
Brewery tours run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons throughout the year (excl. public holidays).
The full tour experience lasts approximately 2 hours and takes you through the brewing process of Wychwood and Brakspear beers, from the raw ingredients, taking in the Copper, Mash Tun and Brakspear’s famous ‘double-drop’ system. You are also invited to sample our flagship legendary Hobgoblin beer and sample a range of Wychwood and Brakspear bottled beers, all of which are available to purchase from our brewery store.
Due to the nature and layout of the brewhouse there is limited access to certain areas which may not be suitable for all. A full access statement is available. Unfortunately we cannot accept children under the age of 12 years.
The brewery tour experience is a Visit England ‘Quality Assured Visitor Attraction’ for 2014.
Pre-booking is essential.
Wychwood Brewery, Eagle Maltings, The Crofts, Witney, Oxfordshire OX284DP.
Friday: 3pm & 6pm
Saturday: 11am, 11.30am, 2pm, 2.30pm, 4pm & 4.30pm
Sunday: 2pm & 2.30pm
The cost of the tour is £8.50 per person which includes a drink on arrival, the tour, beer sampling and complimentary souvenir Wychwood Brewery glass.
If you represent or belong to a special interest group, pub or club,or would like a private group tour outside of our regular tours please contact us and we will look to accommodate you on a weekday evening (minimum 10 people).
The Black Wych has cast her spell. Start with a measure of alluringly rich dark malt and allow the bitterness to creep in. Watch out for the caramel sweetness lurking behind. This silkily smooth porter is no taboo, it’s a spellbinding force to be reckoned with - 5% abv.
Dr. Thirsty’s has arrived in town and is ready to wreak havoc with his shamanic brews. Fresh off his cart is No.4. It’s an unpasteurised, shimmering blonde concoction with an insanely fragrant aroma resulting in instant refreshment. No.4 is the first of Dr. Thirsty elixirs to emerge from his apothecary – 4.1% abv.
Back off it’s Ginger Beard, he’s a fiery character and his beer is no different. This pale amber ale is infused with fiery root ginger to deliver a spicy finish with a bit of bite. Serve chilled or over to ice to calm the flames! - 4.2% abv
Craft-brewed with Pale & Crystal Malts for a sturdy ruby colour and rich malty taste. With a hefty wack of English Fuggles and Styrian Goldings hops for a classic refreshing bitterness. Slay your thirst with this classic! - 4.2% abv
It was in a shadowy corner of the old maltings of the Wychwood Brewery that the first gurgle was heard –a delicious ruby ale pouring from the cask. Originally brewed by our
founder Chris Moss to celebrate the wedding of a local landlords daughter, this mischievous ale was named ‘Hobgoblin’ by a student working in an Oxford bar – constantly
being asked for a pint of ‘that stuff’. And so the legend was born…
Full-bodied, Ruby beer that delivers a delicious chocolate toffee malt flavour, balanced with a rounded moderate bitterness and an overall fruity, mischievous character - 5.2% abv.
A hidden treasure has been unearthed in the Wychwood Brewery…and it’s as pure and precious as it’s forefather.
Hobgoblin Gold is the latest beer carrying the little fella’s moniker, and while Gold might be lighter in colour, it’s definitely no lightweight. The combination of four hop varieties and an infusion of wheat and malted barley has resulted in the perfect golden beer – with a huge hop punch.
Guilt edged golden refreshment. Well what did you expect? - 4.5% abv
Crafted with the finest ingredients to deliver a really easy drinking. A deep gold in colour it comes with malty, hoppy flavours and clean finish with fruity overtones - 3.8% abv.
Allegedly only ever brewed under a full moon, this mahogany coloured beer has a full, rich (yet smooth) flavour and a long, satisfying finish. Winner of a gold medal at the 2012 Asia Beer Awards - 6.6% abv.
A King Star shines brightly on the Wych Wood drawing on the expertise and knowledge of our master brewers to hand craft a big and bold larger which is laced with flavour. An escape from the average, brewed with fine English pale malted barley, and dry hopped with noble hop Styrian Goldings. - 4.8% abv.
The current range of Brakspear Beers includes the famous ‘Double-Dropped’ Brakspear Bitter, Brakspear Oxford Gold blonde beer, Brakspear Triple in bottle, as well as a range of seasonal cask ales including old favourites such as Hooray Henley and Oh Be Joyful.
Following the closure of Brakspear Brewery in Henley in 2002, a £1million redevelopment of the Wychwood Brewery site was undertaken to move the brewing of Brakspear beers. This included moving and re-installing at Wychwood much of the original Brakspear brewing equipment, including the original Brakspear Copper, dating from 1779, and the famous Brakspear ‘Double Drop’ fermentation vessels, used to brew Brakspear Bitter and Brakspear Triple.
Tours of The Wychwood Brewery include the original Henley On Thames brewing plant including the famous Brakspear copper and the double-drop fermentation system.
The quintessential Oxfordshire Bitter. Amber in colour with a good fruit, hop, and malt nose. The initial taste of malt and well hopped bitterness dissolves into a bitter-sweet and fruity finish. Brakspear Bitter is brewed using the famous Henley 'double-drop' fermentation system incorporating six Victorian square fermenting vessels - 3.4% abv.
Brakspear Oxford Gold is a remarkably zesty brew, with fresh, citrussy aromas and a firm, fruity flavour. Pale ale malts provide the beer with its gold-gilt shimmer, spruced by a
hatful of crystal malts to give body, texture and a delicate honey’d wrap.
The blend of hops delivers a shamelessly fresh perfume and fermentation by our Brakspear yeast gives Brakspear Oxford Gold a fabulous, fruity finish.
Brewed to 4% abv in cask, 4.6% abv in bottle.
A full bodied, session bitter with a smooth finish, ideal for all social drinking occasions. Brewed to a recipe that has stayed the same for generations, with only the finest natural ingredients and our unique brewing yeast - 3.9% abv.
An easy drinking smooth creamy ale that delivers a very consistent satisfying pint. Brewed to a recipe that has stayed the same for generations, with only the finest natural ingredients and our unique brewing yeast - 3.9% abv.
All beers in the Revisionist series set out to provide you with something a little different, guided by two principles fresh thinking and fresh beer.
We’ve given our brewers free reign to ignore the rule book, that’s where the fresh thinking comes in. We’ll be applying the Revisionist twist on a range of beer styles, both classic and modern, all with the promise of delivering memorable taste experiences that are a little different to the norm…enjoy.
Created by Simon Yates, Master Brewer at our Park Brewery in Wolverhampton and developer of the Single Hop seasonal range of cask ales, from an idea to blend 'new world' hop
character beers with 'old world' continental lager styles.
Crafted with Lager Malt and a hop blend of German Hallertau Magnum & Tradition, Slovenian Styrian and dry hopped with British Admial & Boadicea varieties to deliver a refreshing easy drinking beer with a subtle citrus orange marmalade flavour - 4.0% abv.
Created by brewers Jon Tillson and Dave Carter at the Wychwood Brewery in Witney to deliver their take on the American influenced style of pale ale, made with a blend of darker malts. This produces a deceptively darker beer with a refreshingly big fruity hop character from a blend of six different hop varieties. - 4.8% abv.
A pale ale with a twist from Simon Yates, Master Brewer at our Park Brewery in Wolverhampton. Inspired by certain American brewers, the inclusion of rye crystal malt adds a distinctive spicy and nutty malt flavour to a pale ale packed full of fruity hop character, from a cocktail of five different American hop varieties. - 4.3% abv.
Created by Simon Yates, Master Brewer at our Park Brewery in Wolverhampton to produce a contemporary take on the Belgian style of farmhouse ale, traditionally brewed for farm workers at harvest time in the southern region of the country. Saison (French for Season) delivers a pale golden beer that is full flavoured and fruity, yet dry and refreshing. - 5% abv.
Created by David Nijs, Master Brewer at our Park Brewery in Wolverhampton to produce his take on a classic German style wheat beer. This beer delivers the clean, crisp, distinctive fruity/spicy clove flavour of a typical wheat beer, but adds more fruity hop character and refreshing bitter finish through late hopping with a blend of German and Polish hop varieties. - 4.8% abv.
More Revisionist thinking from Simon Yates, Master Brewer at our Park Brewery in Wolverhampton. This time his attention focuses on delivering a full flavoured red amber ale, hopped at four separate stages with aromatic hop varieties from New Zealand to produce an easy drinking beer with exotic tropical bitterness and dark fruit hop character. - 4.2% abv.
Created by brewer Genevieve Upton at the Marston’s Brewery in Burton Upon Trent to deliver her revival of a beer style made popular in California during the 1890s. This 'California Common’ steam beer uses yeast fermented at a higher temperature to deliver an amber coloured lager/ale hybrid beer with a characteristically warming, fruity flavour. - 4.7% abv.
A refreshing 4.1% golden ale with an inviting citrus aroma, lightly hopped with subtle sweet notes and delicate citrus fruit flavours throughout. See: Golden Smell: Fruit, Citrus Taste: Refreshing, Fruity, Sweet, Citric Bitter: 2.5 Sweet: 4.5.