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Posted November 2004
These are the
breweries currently operating in
The Coach Works
Phone 020 7731 7372 & Fax 020 7731 1218
Website unknown (see below)
Underground Station (come out, turn right on to
Freedom operates a few brewpubs
Phone 020 8996 2000 & Fax 020 8995 0230, www.fullers.co.uk
Trunham Green Underground Station and then a good walk
Fuller’s provides a very good brewery tour. Similar to Young’s, the tourist gets right down on the floor of the operations. One word to those who may be afraid of heights: near the end of my tour we went across an elevated walkway and out what looked like a fire escape. It was fun for me but… Call ahead for tour arrangements. The gift shop is open everyday but Sunday.
If you are
Phone 020 8293 1111, Web site www.meantimebrewing.co.uk
Charlton Rail Station
This is a commercial brewery for contract beers including Freedom. I have not been to this brewery. Call ahead for tour arrangements. Other publications say that you can take tours but I jave not confirmed this. I also had trouble connecting to the Sever when clicking on the URL shown above. If the URL is good let me know.
Phone 020 7739 3701
Old Street Station
This is the brewery operation of the Beer Shop. This is a small batch brewery but they have made award-winning beers over the years. Call ahead for tour arrangements. They also have a homebrew shop next door and a large bottle selection for take-away.
www.youngs.co.uk or call the visitor’s center at 020 8875 7005 for tour information
Wandsworth Town Rail Station (come out the station and
turn right on
This was about the best brewery tour I ever experienced. Not only did I poke my head into the fermenters I was taken through the stables. Young’s is committed to cask ale and anyone who enjoys good beer should visit the brewery. The gift shop is open too and a good place to souvenir shop. Call ahead for tour arrangements and check their web-site. They have a family tour than brings small animals to the children. The company was founded in 1831 but a brewery has been on this site since 1675.
I have gone on several tours at Young’s and Fullers, and I usually visit in January. Some times I have toured with a drinking buddy and once at Young’s by myself. It was always fun and the smaller the group the better I think. But it seems like the breweries don’t want to turn away customers and I don’t think you need to be in a fixed sized group to take the tour. The tour guides are great to talk to and talk you on a relaxed tour.
general, do not have tours. But on several occasions I have been given a tout
of the basement. I once toured the basement of the Chandos,