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Jennings Brewery

Castle Brewery, Cockermouth CA13 9NE, England
+44 1900 820362
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Excellent visit, brilliant staff

We visited with a mixed age group (18, 30’s, 50’s and 60’s) and had a brilliant time. The tour was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Em2205
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Wonderful!

We visited today and was shown around by lovely Linda. She was really clear and had lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jess L
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“great tour” (20 reviews)
“brewing process” (14 reviews)
“tour guide” (14 reviews)
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Castle Brewery, Cockermouth CA13 9NE, England
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+44 1900 820362
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with a mixed age group (18, 30’s, 50’s and 60’s) and had a brilliant time. The tour was informative and the guide was happy to answer any questions throughout. It was nice to see a traditional brewery without heavy mechanisation. The tasting afterwards...More

Thank Em2205
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Sarah G, Manager at Jennings Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks you so much for your kind review. We really love it when people come and have an enjoyable time at out brewery.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today and was shown around by lovely Linda. She was really clear and had lots of knowledge about the brewery and how the beer was made. Our group was not very large (around 20) which is great in comparison to carsberg, Guinness, Heineken...More

Thank Jess L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Jennings Brewery the week before last and had a thoroughly delightful time! Our two guides tag-teamed the beer making process and many tour highlights and while we've toured other breweries before, this one was by far the best! We had a small group...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and was impressed by our friendly guide Lynsey who had only been with the company about a month but still knew her stuff. We learned a lot about the beer making process and finished the tour in Jennings proper bar with several halves...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative tour, discussing the history of the brewery and the brewing process itself. Our tour guide recently joined the team, but still managed to answer all questions in great detail and discussed lots of interesting talking points - very impressed. We had the chance...More

Thank Emily H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jane was a brilliant host . She had the ability to project her voice so that anyone who had hearing difficulties could follow her talk with ease. She made everyone welcome and gave a very entertaining and knowledgeable explanation of the workings and background of...More

2  Thank lady0facertainage
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Sarah G, Manager at Jennings Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your great review. I will pass over to Jane.

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Excellent Tour - Jane was extremely friendly,informative and engaged well with everyone, delicious tasters and dips etc. Brewing details and the local social history was very good, Would and have done, recommend this trip well worth its money too, very good value. Cockermouth itself with...More

Thank veronica b B
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Sarah G, Manager at Jennings Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your great review. I will pass your comments over to Jane.

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Jane was an engaging and entertaining host. She explained the history of the brewery and social history clearly and was keen to answer any additional questions. The beer was great and it was a superb afternoon's entertainment

Thank estellewishart
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Sarah G, Manager at Jennings Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review! I will pass your comments over to Jane.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Just had a very informative and friendly tour. Thank you Phil & Lindsay. Learnt much, not just about beer and brewing, but history and correct way to pull a good pint. My favourites Best and Bomber. Don't miss out if you find yourself in the...More

Thank Alison E
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Sarah G, Manager at Jennings Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. I will pass your comments over to Lindsay and Phil. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Informative tour learning about the process of beer making, both present and in the 1800s. Delicious tasters included as well as other edible goodies. Thoroughly recommended!

1  Thank Mark P
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Sarah G, Manager at Jennings Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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MrsCox20
8 June 2018|
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Response from gorby123 | Reviewed this property |
I think that Jennings brewery has an age limit of twelve years for the tours, but why not phone and ask them. They may have another solution.
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AnushkaMoore
21 August 2017|
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Response from Sarah G | Property representative |
You are welcome to bring a dog into the shop - but they can't go onto the tour due to health and safety. Many thanks
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stevejacq
29 September 2016|
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Response from Sharon S |
Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the Tour but you are welcome to take your dog through to the Cooperage Bar and purchase a drink there.
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