Cask ale and brewery tour in Devizes ★☆☆
Tour the traditional Victorian-era Wadworth brewery in Devizes
Established in 1875, this independent family owned brewery is steeped in history, heritage & traditional skills, as well as a collection of hand crafted ales. With an on-site Bar, Brewery Shop & Visitor Centre, there’s plenty to see! A visit to the Shire Horses, who deliver beer across town each week day, is one of the highlights. The guided tours include the Victorian and modern production areas, Sign Studio; where guests can gaze at the unique hand painted pub signs, a visit to the Stables, finishing with a tutored beer sampling session.
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Experience a full insight into the brewery's traditional brewing methods & enjoy a visit steeped in local history & heritage!
The award-winning Brewery Tours each last for approximately 2-2.5hrs, and begin with an introduction to the brewery's history & heritage hosted in a modern Visitor Centre with a local tour guide (also known as 'beer experts'!)
After a steep climb, guests are guided through the traditional Victorian Tower Brewery, following the gravitational process down through each of the four floors. In complete contrast the next stop is a 21st Century Copper House to see how technology has developed over time. Next you take a short stroll to our on-site Sign Studio where guests can gaze at the unique hand-painted pub signs; this is where all the 250 signs are still painted in the traditional way. Then you visit the Stables to see the brewery's most famous residents – the working Shire Horses (providing they are not on their annual holiday or at a show!)
Finally, you finish the tour with a tutored real ale sampling session where you will try a selection of our hand crafted beers in 'The Harness Room' Bar. Hot/soft drinks are also available if preferred.