The @aboutglos guide to breweries including the smaller micro-breweries based in Gloucestershire. This page is only concerned with the brewing of beer, we will cover cider, perry and wine on other pages.
Breweries In Gloucestershire
Details of some of the top breweries in Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds and Forest of Dean.
Gloucester brewery was initially founded in 2011 and is based on Llanthony Road in the historic Gloucester Docks. The premises is a converted horse stable from when the docks were in full use.
Tours are usually held on the last Friday of every month from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm bookable in advance. You can book on their website, or just give the brewery a call, and speak to a member of staff.
The tour includes admission to the brewery, sampling of a few of their beers a tour of the site. There is also an educational talk about the process of beer making.
Based in Longhope near to May Hill, Hillside Brewery prides themselves in the craft of beer. This means choosing only the best water and the finest ingredients. They do tours of their site. After an initial sample you will agree on one of the Ales is a good match for you. In fact, you have 6 to choose from and all very different.
Their full brewery tour includes 4 bottles of Hillside Brewery ales and a limited edition Hillside Brewery beer glass for you to take home.
The Stroud Brewery was established in 2007 and is a member of the Gloucestershire Craft Brewers. Stroud Brewery aims to ensure all of is beer is of the highest quality and this is the reason for its membership of SIBA.
This is a craft brewery in Thrupp that creates quality cask ales and a unique range of organic & vegan beers. The beer is created using Cotswold grown malt and whole hops.
A tour is usually available on the last Friday of every month, which needs to be booked in advance. They have own bar which is usually open from 3 pm-11 pm every Friday and Saturday. The beer supplies their own beers and has a pizza oven for food.
Battledown Brewery Cheltenham
The Battledown Brewery is the oldest working brewery in Cheltenham. Tours of the brewery can take place for groups most days. Battledown brew a selection of beers including Cheltenham S.P.A Premium, Special or Blonde.
Brewhouse & Kitchen
Brewhouse brews their own beer on-site and matches beer with each item on the menu to enhance your enjoyment. For real ale enthusiasts and those interested in brewing, they have an experience where you learn all about making beer.
The day lasts approximately 7 hours and includes breakfast and lunch. The tour gives you a chance to sample 8 different beers, This includes all of the beers they brew on-site in the microbrewery!
Brewhouse has 2 pubs and micro-breweries in Gloucestershire, one in Gloucester and the other in Cheltenham.
Bespoke Brewing Co.
Having brought the brewing process back to a 19th-century deserted brewery, Bespoke Brewing Co. strive to uphold revered traditions as they produce quality ales. The brewery staff offer brewery tours, beer tasting sessions and bespoke label design service. Customers can order their own customised beers that can be served at weddings, birthday parties and other private functions. More info…
A Tour with Beer Tasting sessions for small groups at Bespoke Brewing Co in Mitcheldean. Visitors can set off on a tour guided by a member of the brewing team to discover the history and current trends of the brewing industry. The tour allows participants to learn more about the brewing process as they witness the process of matching hops to the desired aroma and bitterness. Every guest can sample a selection of ales and receive a taster of beer and a glass to take home. More Info…