Nottingham Brewery Tours

Nottingham Brewery Tours

Bringing you the best of Nottingham's beer scene with expert local guides.
Join us on a Beer Tasting Tour on Saturday's or get in touch for a bespoke private tour.

All tours currently postponed due to COVID19 (Coronavirus)

We hope to be operating as soon as possible however it is not known just yet when that will be. 


Nottingham is a city dripping with history; from Robin Hood to Raleigh bikes, ancient sandstone caves to lace making and of course it’s famous castle. “The Queen of the Midlands” has a rich brewing heritage thanks to both James Shipstone and Sons (Star Brewery) and the Home Brewery. Notts also boasts a trio of pubs with strong claims to being the UK’s oldest. Something to shout about indeed.  

But not all of Nottingham’s glory lies in the mists of time. It’s craft beer scene has exploded in recent years with a number of highly acclaimed breweries setting up shop. CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain Award winning Castle Rock has been joined by more modern outfits such as Black Iris, Neon Raptor and Liquid Light. 

The city itself really suits a walking tour with pubs, taprooms and breweries all in reasonably close proximity to each other. To that end we’ve teamed with a wide selection of venues making it possible to offer guests a range of both public and bespoke private tours. 

Our first stop is the Crafty Crow, which is the outpost for the extremely environmentally minded Magpie Brewing. Conceived on the golf course by three homebrewer mates who’d definitely all retired too early, Magpie has more than tripled its production since it began brewing in 2006.   

Next is the aptly named Organ Grinder. The flagship of one the forefathers of local craft, the Blue Monkey Brewery. Though they started out in 2008 their new facility at Giltbrook came online in 2010 and where they can brew up to 40,000L a week. You’ll be treated to a brewers chat as you sample some of their multi award winning suds. 

Last stop is the Overdraught which is home Nottingham’s Totally Brewed. Certainly one of the new kids on the block, beginning life in 2014 TB’s style is definitely reflected in their pumpclip art. Modern styles, new world hops. Pushing boundaries and starting conversation.

Beer Tasting Tours

We visit 3 local venues on our Nottingham Beer Tasting Tours. Venues differ depending on the day and time of your tour but with great beer at all.

Expert Local Guides

All our local guides know a thing or two about beer and will explain the different styles you are drinking and the story behind the venues visited in Nottingham.

All Tastings Included

With all our tours all beer is included. We usually have one or two local beer tastings at each stop. It's just the right amount for the time the tour takes.


Some of the companies that HAVE experienced UK BREWERY tours

"Evening was great. Guides were really friendly, polite and knowledgeable. I’d definitely recommend the experience."
David Evans
Manager, EY
"The whole group liked it a lot. Sarah was also a super guide and the tour was fantastic."
Yasemin Bruggisser
Sales Administrator, Aston Martin


We offer bespoke private tours for groups of 8 or more people.

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Nottingham Brewery Tours will be launching public tours in June 2019.