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Brewery Tours

Explore our brewing process old & new

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 tutored tastings 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.

The tour starts in the brewery artefacts room, where there are original documents dating back to 1899 that you can browse through.  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. There are even opportunities to participate in 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 an impressive tutored tasting in the sample cellars, where there is ample opportunity to try all the beers and pull them yourself from the brass beer engine pumps.

“Fascinating, entertaining, exciting, interesting and thirst quenching”

Some of the words used to describe our tour, here are a few examples of what visitors had to say:

“Fantastic tour. Informative and fun at the same time. Beer tasting a bonus” Helen
“Good tour, knowledgeable guide” Guy
“Very interesting and informative, especially the early history. A good day out. 10/10!” John

Evening Brewhouse Tours

Evening tours for a minimum of 15 people can be booked which involve full tour, tutored tasting and ample samples, along with pie, peas & mash. We can even arrange pub games competitions and a quiz. These are £17.95 per person and must be pre booked.

Brewhouse Tours and Tutored Tastings

Adult
(includes tutored tastings and ample samples!)
£12.95
Children (12-17 years old)
(With parental supervision and sampling not permitted by law)
£6.95
Children (Under 12)
(With parental supervision and sampling not permitted by law)
Free

Booking isn’t a must, but we do recommend it to avoid disappointment. We can’t guarantee we’ll have space for spontaneous visits.
Maximum of 20 people per tour.

Your safety is our top priority, so we please ask that you wear sensible footwear to accommodate stairs and the working brewhouse.

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Evening Brewhouse Tours

Evening tours for a minimum of 15 people can be booked which involve full tour, tutored tasting and ample samples, along with pie, peas & mash. We can even arrange pub games competitions and a quiz. £17.95 per person (pre-book only).

10% discount on all prices for CAMRA members.

Closed due to current situation with Coronavirus. Please revisit when restrictions have been lifted.

Tour Times 2020

3 April – 4 October Open Daily

Tour Times: 11.30am & 2pm
Maximum of 20 people – advance booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.

7 October – 20 December
(Wednesday to Sunday)

Tour Times: One per day (Time TBA)
Maximum of 20 people – advance booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.

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T: 01754 882009

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

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