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Discover the hidden delights of British brewing

We have a three day Chester based tour open for September Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th. The first day will be a visit to a Chester brewer and historic pubs, the second a day in vibrant Liverpool and the third day a trip to  Shropshire to visit a unique brewery followed by several wonderfully atmospheric pubs in beautiful Shrewsbury. You can join the whole three day tour with accommodation in Chester or for individual days.
Later in September we will again tour Liverpool on Thursday  21st and North Wales on Saturday 23  for a mini bus tour to a brewery and country inns.  If interested in any of these tours please contact us now for details on 

Unique to Britain

Cask ale and our wonderful pubs - many dating back centuries - are unique to Britain.

How it Started



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Our tours offer a fascinating glimpse into the rich and varied tapestry of the independent British cask ale brewing scene, all interwoven with visits to our unique British pubs.These are simply beer tours you just can't do alone. 

We work closely with long-standing transport, brewery and pub partners to bring you a smooth and memorable beer experience to treasure- see our testimonials. 

For 2024/25 we warmly welcome enquiries, both for our established tours around the North West of England and North Wales and new roll outs - including a tour to the beautiful Yorkshire Sales and North York Moors, a Hop Walk in Herefordshire and our

Northern Cities Beer Odyssey.

Please enquire at or ring 07751 578605 (mobile) or +44 (0) 1829 250502 for more information.We love to talk through our tours. 

Newsflash: Forthcoming  Tours
The next open tour is our summer special - the Heritage Pubs of North East Wales Tour now scheduled for  Saturday July 20. This will take in drovers inns and village pubs dating from the 1800s, all complete with some cracking Welsh cask ales.

In September we plan visits to the Peak District for the and the Black Country. If interested in the details or in a dedicated group tour please contact

We also offer WALKING TOURS IN CHESTER LIVERPOOL and Manchester: Take a stroll with uss around the fascinating and historic pubs of Chester,Liverpool. and Manchester. These tours can be tailored to your group for either the compact 2.5 hours early evening pub experience or our 4 hour afternoon tour, which takes in a brewery visit with light lunch. If you wish,you can decided the length of time you require for a small party. Contact us now for a summer tour experience.

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


All About Cask Ale

Beer Tours UK has a very special offer in British beer tourism. We arrange bespoke tours for small groups, with enormous flexibility. Since we began, we have welcomed beer enthusiasts from Canada, the USA, Japan, Scandinavia and Australia along with many homegrown groups.

As a pioneer in British beer tourism, we have been leading both ale veterans and ale novices to breweries and pubs across northern England and North Wales for several years. We started out way with a clear mission to showcase the unique national heritage of craft cask-conditioned ale alongside the iconic British pub - the only place you can drink cask. 

Yes, we do recognise and respect the talents and creativity of the new craft keg brewers - and some of our brewing partners we visit now brew in both styles. And we may even trip over a craft gin producer or two. But cask ale and our wonderful pubs, many dating back centuries - from characteristic city centre ‘boozers’ to grand old coaching inns – are unique to Britain. Our tours celebrate them. This is really good fun beer tourism that you just can’t manage alone. We know the brewers, we know the pubs and we know the beers - well a quite a lot anyway. 

The Tours


A single day tour to experience the best of local ale, whether visiting a brewery or several pubs in a single location. 


This excellent three day (3 nights) tour will explore the local area, revealing the best cask ale across breweries and pubs in the region.


An exceptional experience for five days (4 nights) visiting both rural and city breweries and accommodation in beautiful pubs. 

The Tours

With tailored itineraries for organised groups or simply like-minded individuals, we travel to cask ale brewers across rural Cheshire and Shropshire and the wonderfully vibrant cities of Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds while also heading into the dramatic landscapes of North Wales, the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales – all wonderful backdrops for tours. We can also arrange tours in London, the Lake District, Scotland and the West Country or other parts of the UK

I contacted Beer Tours (UK) as I needed to organise something special for my 60th birthday. I contacted Steve and he created an itinerary and everyone was really looking forward to the trip. It didn't disappoint! Steve took us to pubs we wouldn't have found without him, to Brewery's where we enjoyed a tour (oh and free beer!) and some great scenery. If your looking for a recommendation for something different then try A Beer Tour with Steve Hobman.

Mike Carpenter, Altrincham

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. 

Maltesen Magazine | Issue 116 | 2019

BEER Magazine | Issue 24 | Summer 2014

What the media say...

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