Brewery Tour

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Experience a unique beer-making journey with our Nethergate Brewery tour!

This experience offers a guided tour around our modern, recently built brewery where you can learn all about the beer-making process and taste our range of award-winning beers.

Go behind the curtain and enjoy unrestricted access around our state-of-the-art brewery and site where we will unveil some of the secrets to our craft. Learn about our 30 year history, learn about the brewing process and the science behind brewing, understand what ingredients give what tastes/flavours/aromas, taste our full range and ask any questions you like of our expert.

Please note that our brewery tours are a pre-booked experience and can book up quickly! Tickets must be claimed at least 48 hours prior to the time of the event.

£17.50 per person

Start at 2pm (Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat) and 3pm (Friday). The maximum group is 10 people

Your brewery tour will begin in our bar & taproom where your tour guide will introduce Nethergate and inform you of our rich history as a brewery. Your tasting experience will start here with our first beer, Suffolk County, before you will then step foot into the brewery where your guide will introuduce you to the mill, the fermentors, the mash-tun, our copper still etc. You will be talked through each stage of the brewing process, the ingredients involved and the critical controls to ensure that our beer is consistent each time. Once the tour finishes, you will be welcomed back into our bar & taproom where you'll be able to get a proper taste of our good stuff and where you will also get the opportunity to ask any questions of your guide. You are then welcome to enjoy the comfort of our taproom and garden for as long as you wish.

This experience is suitable for those aged 18 or over.

Our tour requires visitors to negotiate several staircases. If you have reduced mobility and think this might be difficult, please telephone to make your booking so we can provide advice and if necessary, make any arrangements to assist you. Our site is partially accessible to wheelchairs on the ground floor, and customers in wheelchairs and small mobility scooters may be unable to access some areas on the tour route. Please call 01787 377087 for details, advice and to discuss your requirements.

Suffolk Brewery &Amp; Distillery


  • 1.5-hour duration and includes;
  • Nethergate’s history & journey since 1986
  • A story of our rich brewing history
  • Tasting of our award-winning beers (6x 1/2 pints per person)
  • Information about the science of brewing, the process, and its ingredients
  • A visit to our onsite gift shop with a range of Suffolk’s finest alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • A comfortable environment to enjoy a drink and socialise post-tour

5 reviews for Brewery Tour

  1. Sam Gould (verified owner)

    Fantastic in depth tour by one of the brewers, with loads of information on the history of Nethergate and the brewing process and lots of time to answer questions too. All of the team were welcoming and friendly and the beers spot on with something for all tastes. I’ll definitely be back!

  2. Barbara Allan (verified owner)

    We’ve taken quite a few tours of breweries and this one stood out thanks to the knowledge and in depth experience of our guide and host. We got to discuss aspects of both brewing and the logistics of producing and distributing a product that has a short shelf life. Generous pouring of the beers on tap- the tap room is light, bright and welcoming. Booked as a rainy day activity, but even the sun came out in the end!

  3. Andy Mansell (verified owner)

    Christmas present for my two son in laws and both absolutely loved the experience. Victoria was welcoming, knowledgeable and patient during the tour as the questions were asked.
    The ale tasting is a good way to understand the process Victoria describes for each brew of beer along with the group deciding which one they like the best
    Many thanks for a wonderful experience and I’ve been asked by the son in laws to arrange another one as their mates want to do it!

  4. Giles Adams (verified owner)

    Great tour everything was explained really well and it was good to hear the whole history of the brewery. Tasting all the beers wrapped everything up perfectly.

  5. Lynda Shaw (verified owner)

    Really enjoyable experience with our very knowledgeable and delightful guide. Would recommend and the beer samples were all great

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