Tours & Functions

Brewery Tours

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
  • Visits last around two hours
  • Beer tasting included
  • Visit the brewery shop
  • Multi award-winning tour

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Award winning tour

Meet your guide in the Visitor Centre, set in a beautifully-restored medieval hall house, and set off on an 80 minute guided tour behind the scenes at this busy working brewery.

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 usually also includes “The Old Brewery Store”, 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.

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For more details of our tours, dining experiences, special events, gift certificates, weddings and more please browse the site, see our 2016 BROCHURE or DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE VERSION.  Click here for our ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT 

Engineering work is taking place until the end of September - Brewery Discovery Visits will run during this time.

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