Discover the hidden delights of British brewing

The return of Beer Tours UK under Covid-19 rules

Our popular beer tours can now recommence, following the reopening of pubs and brewery taps in both England and Wales. 


We will, with immediate effect, plan and run bespoke tours on request. We will work with our long-standing transport, accommodation*, brewery and pub partners to adhere strictly to all proscribed Covid-19 precautions. Accordingly, we choose our venues with the greatest of care. 


At present we will only provide tours for self-contained groups, such as families (over 18s only) or a small group of friends for our tours by minibus across Cheshire, Shropshire and North Wales (where available). Walking tours of historic pubs in Chester and Liverpool will also be an offer (please note no public transport will be required on these tours). 


Additionally, we are planning to launch new tours for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. An early highlight is our proposed first hop-harvest walk on the Worchestershire/Herefordshire border - scheduled for mid-September 2020, subject to confirmation (see New Tours).


If you are interested in our tour opportunities to explore amazing independent brewers and celebrate the Return of the Great British Pub please contact us for updates and further tour information.


Expressions of interest, without commitment, will be warmly welcomed. Should the Coronavirus interfere with any booked tour, all payments including deposits will be fully refunded. 



Contact: or telephone +44 (0) 7751 578605+ 44 (0) 1244 675995   

*Accommodation: Beer Tours UK works with small hotels and pubs to provide tour accommodation, however groups are free to arrange their own should they wish. 


I have had the pleasure of going on 2 beer tours with Steve Hobman from Beer Tours UK. The first was to North Wales and Liverpool in 2013, and the second was to the Peak District and Manchester in 2018. 

On each tour we visited both rural and city local breweries and pubs, some were classic examples from the Victorian era and early 20th Century. We sampled both traditional British real ales as well as some newer, craft beer styles. 

Steve not only has a fantastic knowledge of British beer, but he ensures we learnt some of the history and culture of the places we visited. 

The accommodation on both holidays was in delightful pubs, and the tours were well planned and paced. 

As a British expat visiting the UK it was a great way of seeing parts of Britain I had never seen and enjoying the best of British beer. 

Mark Davies


The Tours


Steve Hobman

Founder | Lead Tours Advisor

Beer Tours UK is headed by beer writer and brewing media consultant Steve Hobman. Steve is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and the Brewing History society. 

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Beer Tours UK is featured in articles across Europe for our experience in British beer tourism. 

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