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Brewery Tours

Explore our brewing process old & new

Tours are now available to book on Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday *.

* times may vary out of season.

Based at Salem Bridge since 1874, Batemans has a long and cherished reputation for brewing quality beers. Come behind the scenes with us to explore four generations of brewing history – right up to the present day.

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We pride ourselves on giving one of the best brewery tours and ample samples in the country. Our tour guides are knowledgeable, insightful and full of amusing tales, making the tour interesting, entertaining and fun – enjoyable for both beer lovers and those who are shortly to be converted.

Your guide will give a short talk on the history of Batemans Brewery and our interesting past. This is followed by tours of the Victorian Brewhouse and the ‘Theatre of Beers’ built in 2002. Visitors have the opportunity to taste the raw materials and the beer at varying stages of the brewing process.

The tours are ‘touchy-feely’ with the emphasis on humour and stories about the people that have made our brewery what it is today. The tour culminates in sampling in our cellars, where there is ample opportunity to try the current draught beers being brewed and pull them yourself from the brass beer engine pumps.

What Our Customers Say

Just did one this afternoon. Excellent, the best brewery tour ever been on. And to top it all off we won the quiz at the end. ??

The Tour Guide Review: He has a lot of knowledge, good sense of humour, interactive with your guests very well, just needs a lab coat that is more his size.

David Elliott

Fantastic brewery tour @batemansbrewery – great to hear about the history of this proud independent family owned brewery.

The Tour Guide Review: Will, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and gave a great tour……which included lots of opportunities to taste some fantastic cask beers.


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Brewhouse Tours and Ample Samples

(includes ample samples)
Children (12-17 years old)
(With parental supervision and sampling not permitted by law)
Children (Under 12)
(With parental supervision and sampling not permitted by law)
Adult (Sunday Only)*
(includes ample samples & finished with a tasty carvery hosted by The Old Chequers Inn, just a short 2 mile car journey away)
Limited to 10 places only – So book now to avoid disappointment!

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Tours must be booked and paid for in advance and are subject to availability.

Maximum of 23 people on standard tour.
Maximum of 10* places on Sunday tour.

The tour lasts around 1hr 30m.

Your safety is our top priority, so we please ask that you wear sensible footwear to accommodate stairs and the working brewhouse. We would also like to point out the Brewery tour is NOT suitable for wheelchairs.

Unfortunately due to Brewery being a working and drink producing environment, dogs or pets are not allowed on the Brewery Tours.
Dogs are allowed outside at the Old Chequers. 


Evening Brewhouse Tours

Evening tours for a minimum of 15 people can be booked which involve full tour with ample samples, Batemans quiz. We can even arrange pub games competitions and a quiz. (For enquiries on prices and to pre-book , either call 01754 882031 or click here to email).

CAMRA Members

You will receive a complimentary bottle of Triple XB after the tour.
Simply present proof of membership on the day for your FREE BOTTLE.

NHS & Military Wednesday

We are offering a 10% discount to all NHS & Military Staff on our Wednesday Brewery Tour.
Bring along your staff card, present it to the Tour Guide and we will reimburse you the money.

Gift Vouchers

A Brewery Tour would make the perfect gift for a beer enthusiastic. Gift vouchers are available on our online shop and can be exchanged for Brewery Tour tickets. Click here to purchase your Gift Vouchers.

Book a Tour

Wednesday 4.30pm* or Saturday 12pm* & 3pm*
Sunday 11am* with Carvery @ The Old Chequers (a short 2 mile journey by car)
* times may vary out of season

Tour includes ample samples
The tour lasts around 1hr 30m

Don’t forget the 10% discount to all NHS & Military Staff on our Wednesday Brewery Tour. Bring along your staff card, present it to the Tour Guide and we will reimburse you the money.

* Click on Show Calendar below to view all available dates.

* Click on Show Calendar in the above window to view all available dates.

T: 01754 882030

George Bateman & Son Ltd
Salem Bridge Brewery
Mill Lane
PE24 4JE

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