Enjoy a guided tour of Britain's oldest brewery and then delight in an excellent two-course beer dinner with the Shepherd Neame Evening Brewery Tour and Ale Samplers' Supper for Two. During your tour, you will discover all about the traditional methods used throughout history and how they meet state-of-the-art technology to produce the award-winning ales and lagers. Smell the hops and learn how the ale is created - from barley to bottle. Afterwards, you will enjoy a tasting session and a two-course meal, made using fresh local ingredients, and a pint of beer chosen to match your meal. Sit back and relax, and learn about the Master Brewers and discover fascinating facts about each beer. There will also be a 'Beer Quiz' that you can take part in. At the end of your evening, you will receive a jute bag with a selection of six ales for you to take home so you can carry on enjoying this brewery experience at home.
What's Included? 80 minute guided evening tour of the working brewery. Two-course supper accompanied by a matching ale. Take home a Shepherd Neame jute bag and six speciality ales to share. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation indemnity.
What happens on the day? On arrival at the visitor centre you will meet your guide and set off for the 80 minute tour where you will see how they produce their range of Kentish Ales and speciality lagers. Gaze into traditional mash tuns and taste natural mineral water from the brewery's well. Try some malted barley and smell locally-grown Kentish hops. Then it's back to the visitor centre for a fascinating tutored tasting and a two-course home-cooked supper with a pint of ale. You will even enjoy a 'Beer Quiz' while you enjoy your meal. On departure you will receive a Shepherd Neame jute bag and six speciality ales to share at home.
Participant guidelines - Minimum age: 18. Unfortunately the tour is not suitable for wheelchair users. The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary.
Availability - Evening Tours and Ale Samplers' Suppers run on selected dates throughout the year – advance booking is essential. We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours on site, arrival time is 18.30 and the departure time is 22.00. The time spent participating is approximately 3 hours.
What should I wear? You should wear flat-soled shoes or boots and comfortable casual clothing suitable for the time of year and weather conditions.
What about the weather? This experience is not usually weather dependent, however, in the unlikely event that it is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, an alternative date will be offered to you.
Additional information - Guest are welcome to purchase drinks from the bar after the meal.
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Shepherd Neame Evening Brewery Tour and Ale Sampler's Supper for Two