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BEER TOURS UK will take you on a very special journey in British beer Tourism

"We have been on two tours with Beer Tours UK and Steve Hobman. Our goal on the first trip in 2014 was to experience the proper cask beer tradition in the beautiful UK and Wales area.


"One of our mates was able to connect with Steve and he arranged two days of amazing breweries and pubs throughout the Cheshire region. Steve even helped us on some of our other excursions for football games and other events to ensure that we had proper pints prior to and after each event.

"Our second trip Dubbed “Peaks and Pints” this year in 2022 was just as well planned out and managed that we hardly had to focus on the trip, except for which bitter on the tap might be worth the glass. It was completely effortless when in the hands of Beer Tours UK.

To top it all off, Steve’s keen palate and support of the local brewer’s work are top-notch. He knows the places he arranges to take you, understands the history, and is always great to provide the information at every location. Our trips without Steve would not be the same, every time you are in transport with him it is an adventure. You can’t do beer better than with Steve and Beer Tours UK ."

Nathen, Peaks and Pints, Calgary Alberta, Canada. October 2022

Today the UK boasts several hundred independent brewers, most of them producing splendid cask-conditioned ales. Many are hidden away in historic towns, bustling cities and the beautiful British countryside - and that's where we come in. Beer Tours UK will reveal these 'beery' delights to ale enthusiasts from both home and abroad. 

Historic Chester


Generally tours run from one up to five days – or longer on request. The packages for multi-day tours will usually include hotel accommodation in excellent pubs. Most tours commence in historic Chester, one of the UK’s most attractive cathedral cities which boasts the famous black and white Tudor buildings amid the unique Medieval shopping ‘Rows’ along with the well-preserved Roman walls. And Chester has some first class pubs.


The city is very accessible by road, rail and air so tours can easily be combined with visits to other popular locations such as London (two hours by rail), Scotland or Wales. On arrival you will be met by comfortable mini-bus at either the Chester Railway Station, Manchester International Airport or Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport and returned there on the day of departure. Those travelling by car will be directed to their hotel accommodation.

With a great selection of brewery partners, our tours may, for instance, include the internationally acclaimed Thornbridge Brewery set amid the dramatic Peak District or smaller innovative brewers, such as Stonehouse Brewery, deep in rural Shropshire and the Peerless Brewing Co, located in a hidden corner of industrial Birkenhead. 


You will enjoy some of Britain’s amazing pubs in picturesque country villages, isolated on high moorland and in bustling city centres - from the Bridge End Inn brewpub in North Wales, the Spitting Feather’s Brewery Tap and The Henry Potts , both in Chester, to the Pack Horse Inn in the Derbyshire hills, or the delightfully quirky Peter Kavanagh’s in Liverpool, the legendary Whitelocks in Leeds and the Peveril of the Peak in Manchester. In the autumn we may also visit hop harvesting in the rural Midlands and afterwards take in some of the local hostelries. 

The breweries, The pubs and yes - some non-beer culture.


Beer matched dinners

Tours may also include a carefully beer-matched three, four or five-course dinner - to be agreed in advance - featuring the best quality British dishes along with some top class cask ales. 

Other activities...alongside the beer tours


We can include visits to several historic venues and iconic sights such as the World Heritage Pontycyllte Aqueduct near scenic Llangollen. 


For those who want extra activities (payable locally) we offer a selection; from golf on championship courses, white water rafting in Wales, scenic steam train trips or simply classy city centre shopping!


There will be free time to explore several of the North's fascinating cities, including Liverpool - home to the Beatles Museum - and the terrifically vibrant Manchester, with its splendid Victorian architecture born of the Industrial revolution. 

Tour fees

Fees are exclusive of your travel costs to your chosen arrival destination

Fees include all transfers; accommodation; mini-bus or rail travel to breweries; brewery visits (drinks sampling and snacks included); some complimentary dinners or lunches (the number will be detailed on the tour itinerary); charges for entry to public buildings. Any extra activities required can be paid directly to the service provider.  


*Detailed itineraries with dates and prices will be provided on request by email or telephone*

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