Tours & Functions


See behind the scenes at Shepherd Neame, Britain’s Oldest Brewer, on our guided brewery tour.  If you are looking for something more, why not stay with us for supper, or bring your friends along for a six course beer dinner?  All experiences can also be bought as a gift certificate.
  • See inside the working brewery
  • Tours last around two hours
  • Beer tasting included
  • Visit the brewery shop
  • Multi award-winning tour
Book online here or call us now on 01795 542016

Award winning tour
From the Visitor Centre, set in a beautifully-restored medieval hall house, you can join an award-winning guided tour and go behind the scenes at this busy working brewery to discover how history and heritage are combined with modern technology to produce our range of Kentish Ales and speciality lagers.

Meet your guide and set off for an 80 minute tour on which you will learn a little of the ancient art of brewing; see traditional mash tuns; taste natural mineral water from the brewery's well; try some malted barley and smell locally-grown Kentish hops. The tour also includes “The Old Brewery Store”, housed in the old wines & spirits store, and featuring impressive displays of historic delivery vehicles, a recreated cooper’s workshop, bygone pub signs and a collection of hop picking memorabilia.

Sampling and tasting
Of course we wouldn't let you leave without sampling and the tour ends with a fascinating tutored tasting – audience participation encouraged!

Finally, visit the Brewery Shop and pick up a souvenir, gift or some beer! The whole visit, including tasting, takes 2 – 2½ hours.


The Visitor Centre is proud to be One of the Best Places to Visit in Kent.

For full details of our tours, dining experiences, special events, weddings and more see our full brochure HERE

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