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We all know that the Brits love a good pint of beer, but did you know Scotland’s Belhaven has been brewing since 1719, microbreweries are making top-quality craft ales in Wales, and England is producing awarding-winnings wines good enough for the royals? Britain’s drink scene is as diverse as its people, and they all love a good knees-up. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the best breweries and vineyards that make up Britain’s identity and meet the people who make it all happen.

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A tour of Britain’s finest fermented favourites

Overwhelmed by the sheer number of Britain’s breweries and vineyards? We don’t blame you! Don’t worry though, we’ve brewed up a list with some of the best Britain has to offer. Whether you’re into microbreweries or vegan wine – there is something to suit every pallet. So, designate a driver and set off on a road trip of hops, mashing, corking and casks – cheers!

British beers that are worth a taste, and a visit

From microbreweries to brewpubs and everything in between, Britain is bonkers about beer and brimming with brewery tours and tastings. Scale England, Scotland and Wales from the Shetland Islands to Snowdonia, Brighton to Bakewell and get a real ale education on IPA, lager, stouts and crafts.

Join a brewery tour of one of London’s award winning and famous premium ales.

Discover the flavours of Fuller’s Griffin Brewery
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Fuller’s Griffin Brewery

Learn about key ingredients, tour the microbrewery and end up in the tap room with a tasting of four Runaway beers.

Discover the flavours of The Runaway Brewery
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The Runaway Brewery

Dive into award winning beers surrounded by glorious gardens and the beautiful peak district.

Discover the flavours of Thornbridge Brewery
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Thornbridge Brewery

Explore the brewpub to learn the secrets of their beers and cap it off with a tasting session.

Discover the flavours of North Laine Brewhouse
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North Laine Brewhouse

Home to one of Britain’s largest beer attractions, with a huge free to enter heritage centre bringing Scotland’s beer to life.

Discover the flavours of Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery
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Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery

Get a crash course on how beer is made followed by a tasting session right from the source.

Discover the flavours of Lerwick Brewery
A man pouring beer into a glass at Lerwick Brewery
Lerwick Brewery

Discover the workings of Scotland’s oldest brewery with a visitor experience ending with a personalise pint.

Discover the flavours of Belhaven Brewery
Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar, Scotland
Belhaven Brewery

From beer to bitter, IPA to lagers and even cider, go behind the scenes of their brewing process with a tour.

Discover the flavours of Tomos Watkin Brewery
Tomos Watkin Brewery
Tomos Watkin Brewery

Head here in the summer for a base camp experience, offering brewery tours or just a relaxed pint to welcome in the weekend.

Discover the flavours of Snowdon Craft Beer
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Snowdon Craft Beer

Join a brewery tour of one of London’s award winning and famous premium ales.

Discover the flavours of Fuller’s Griffin Brewery
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Fuller’s Griffin Brewery

Learn about key ingredients, tour the microbrewery and end up in the tap room with a tasting of four Runaway beers.

Discover the flavours of The Runaway Brewery
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The Runaway Brewery

Dive into award winning beers surrounded by glorious gardens and the beautiful peak district.

Discover the flavours of Thornbridge Brewery
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Thornbridge Brewery

Explore the brewpub to learn the secrets of their beers and cap it off with a tasting session.

Discover the flavours of North Laine Brewhouse
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North Laine Brewhouse

Home to one of Britain’s largest beer attractions, with a huge free to enter heritage centre bringing Scotland’s beer to life.

Discover the flavours of Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery
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Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery

Get a crash course on how beer is made followed by a tasting session right from the source.

Discover the flavours of Lerwick Brewery
A man pouring beer into a glass at Lerwick Brewery
Lerwick Brewery

Discover the workings of Scotland’s oldest brewery with a visitor experience ending with a personalise pint.

Discover the flavours of Belhaven Brewery
Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar, Scotland
Belhaven Brewery

From beer to bitter, IPA to lagers and even cider, go behind the scenes of their brewing process with a tour.

Discover the flavours of Tomos Watkin Brewery
Tomos Watkin Brewery
Tomos Watkin Brewery

Head here in the summer for a base camp experience, offering brewery tours or just a relaxed pint to welcome in the weekend.

Discover the flavours of Snowdon Craft Beer
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Snowdon Craft Beer

British corks you need to pop

You would be a fool to overlook England when considering the finest wines of the world, and Wales for that matter. With more than 500 vineyards across Britain, the awards have been pouring in for its most notable sparkling whites and even a few of its reds. Come taste, tour, trail, sleep and explore some of the best vineyards and wineries Britain has to offer.

Sample wines, or opt for a cheese and wine experience at this award winning winery.

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The first English wine producer to be granted a royal warrant, take a relaxed guided tour for an insider perspective of the winery.

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Enjoy award winning wine, explore the vineyard trail or join a wine tasting experience.

Three Choirs Vineyard

England’s oldest continuously running commercial vineyard, see the sights from vine to cellar as you tour the family-run vineyard.

Adgestone Vineyard

Offering vegan friendly wines that put environment at the heart, tour the vineyard and join a tasty tasting session.

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Producing up to 1 million bottles of wine a year, experience this large vineyard for yourself.

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Award winning wine in a unique environment, take a journey through the vineyard from pruning to harvest and everything in between.

Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard

Join a tour and wine tasting experience to get to know this award winning vineyard renowned for its sparkling whites.

White Castle Vineyard