Brewery Tours

The Visitor Centre at Shepherd Neame is open to all who wish to discover more about this proudly independent family company and its wide range of award-winning beers.
Explore below and join us for a brewery tour or dining experience - why not make a weekend of it and treat yourselves to a Short Break?  Don't forget to visit the Shop to see our range of beers, gifts and more.
Brewery Tours also make excellent presents - see our range of Gift Certificates HERE
For group and educational visits, please contact us on 01795 542016.

Brewery Tour &
Tutored Tasting

Join us for an award winning guided tour of Britain's oldest brewer. Discover the brewer's art and then learn how our beers and speciality lagers are tested for quality during an entertaining tutored tasting - audience participation encouraged!  
Click here for further details and to book your tour

Evening Tour & Ale
Samplers' Supper

A night out with a difference with Britain’s oldest brewer. Enjoy an 80-minute tour, a fascinating tutored tasting and a two-course home-cooked supper served in the Visitor Centre bar. Of course, there’s also time for a pint or two with your meal!
Book now for these popular evenings

Beer & Food
Matching Evening

An entertaining evening that features a six-course "Beer Dinner" and showcases 7 beers of a variety of styles.  The meal is freshly prepared with local ingredients and each course is matched by a specially-selected beer whose flavours complement the food.
For dates, menus and bookings click here

Brewery tour and tutored tasting

Take a guided tour of Shepherd Neame – Britain’s oldest brewer. See the traditional mash tuns; taste natural mineral water from the brewery’s well; try some malted barley; smell locally-grown Kentish hops; see bygone delivery vehicles and step into a recreated cooper’s workshop. Finally there’s a fascinating tutored tasting of our Kentish ales and speciality lagers. Tours run most days - advance booking is strongly recommended and you should allow 2 hours for your visit. 

Please note: due to the industrial nature of the brewery we are unable to allow visitors younger than 12 years of age on our tours - this includes babes in arms.

Soft drinks will be provided if preferred and for visitors under the age of 18
Many of the areas visited on the tour are of an industrial nature so, in the interests of safety, children must be at least 12 years of age
The tour itself lasts for approximately 1 hour 20 minutes and includes historic buildings with steep staircases and uneven surfaces
The tour may be difficult for infirm visitors and is not suitable for wheelchairs
Practical footwear is recommended
Production or engineering considerations may restrict access to certain areas on some occasions
Brewing is a batch process so we cannot guarantee that a particular piece of equipment will be in use at the time of your visit
Production does not normally take place at weekends
Events, private hire or operational reasons mean that occasionally The Old Brewery Store/parts of the Visitor Centre/tour route may be closed