A guide to breweries, including the smaller micro-breweries based in Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds & Forest of Dean. This includes breweries that brew beer in the county. This guide also covers those that make good quality cider, and perry. We also have a guide of vineyards producing wine in Gloucestershire.
Breweries In Gloucestershire
Details of some top breweries in Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds and Forest of Dean.
They founded Gloucester brewery in 2011 and they are on Llanthony Road in the historic Gloucester Docks. The premises are a converted horse stable from when the docks were in full use. Gloucester Brewery showcase their beers at TANK, a nice pub in Gloucester docks.
They usually hold tours on the last Friday of every month from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, which are 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 on a tour of the site. There is also an educational talk about the process of beer making.
Hillside Brewery in The Forest of Dean
Hillside Brewery is an exciting Gloucestershire brewery, built on traditional skills and values. The Brewery pride themselves in producing high-quality ales in small batches using traditional methods and the finest ingredients from around the world. Using methods which they developed and mastered over a lifetime. Hillside wants to change people’s perception of beer and what it can achieve. They also want to share their passion for a great beer with you.
Enjoy a Brewing Experience with Breakfast, Lunch and also a Tour at Hillside Brewery. Beer enthusiasts can receive a full-day training, take part in a tasting session. And receive a glass and also a beer to take home. The day includes training with the master brewer and learning about ales. Including beer recipe development explanation and brewing theory and the ingredients used.
The brewery specialises in craft beer and therefore supplies a few different options. They have Summit, which is a ruby ale packed with rich malty flavours, deep caramel notes. Also on the menu is Legend Of Hillside, an English IPA with a subtle honey flavour. https://www.hillsidebrewery.com/
They established the Stroud Brewery in 2007 and is a member of the Gloucestershire Craft Brewers. Stroud Brewery aims to ensure all of its 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. They create the beer using Cotswold grown malt and whole hops.
A tour is usually available on the last Friday of every month, which needs booking 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 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 you can serve 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 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.