*Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2013-14 –Silver*
*VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014 Finalist*
Beer, otherwise known as the ‘Drink of England’, has been produced in Faversham for over 850 years and the Shepherd Neame brewery is open to visitors who wish to discover more about this proudly independent family company and its wide range of award winning beers.
From the Visitor Centre, you can join an award-winning guided tour, lasting 80 minutes, which will take you behind the scenes at this busy working brewery. Discover how history and heritage are combined with modern technology to produce our range of Kentish Ales and speciality lagers
You will learn a little of the ancient art of brewing; see traditional mash tuns; taste natural mineral water from the brewery’s artesian well; try some malted barley and smell locally-grown Kentish hops. The tour also includes ‘The Vaults’, which features an impressive display of historic delivery vehicles, a recreated cooper’s workshop, bygone pub signs and a collection of hop picking memorabilia.
Of course we wouldn’t let you leave without sampling and the tour ends with a fascinating tutored tasting – audience participation encouraged!
Finally, visit the Brewery Shop and pick up a souvenir, gift or some beer!
The whole visit, including tasting, takes approximately 2 hours.
Tours run most days - advance booking recommended
Telephone: 01795 542 016
Shop opening hours;
Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm
Sunday 10.30am to 1.30pm (April to October)
Booking a Tour
As spaces are limited: ADVANCE BOOKING IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
Prices for the tour, light refreshments and a fascinating tutored tasting are as follows:-
Child * (aged 12 - 17) £8.50
* Child rate applies to children accompanied by a parent or guardian – special rates apply to school visits and student groups. As the brewery is a working industrial site, children joining the tours must be aged 12 or over.
For further information and TO BOOK please visit our website
Visits for groups are available most days and evenings - advance booking essential. Please book on line or telephone us 01795 542016
For details on Short Breaks and gift vouchers please visit our website.