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Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre & Brewery Tour

17 Court Street, Faversham ME13 7AX, England
+44 1795 542016
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Our Friday night visit was a birthday present. My wife and I were given a comprehensive and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ValleyRoader
Brewery Trip par excellence!

My wife and I spent a couple of hours plus in this brewery - time very well spent. An insight into... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mike H
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Take a look behind the scenes at Shepherd Neame – Britain’s oldest brewer. You guide will take you through the heart of the brewery so you can see the traditional mash tuns; taste natural mineral water from the brewery’s well; try some malted barley; smell locally-grown Kentish hops; see bygone delivery vehicles and step into a recreated cooper’s workshop. Finally there’s a fascinating tutored tasting of Shepherd Neame’s Kentish ales and speciality lagers. Tours run most days - advance booking is strongly recommended and you should allow 2 hours for your visit
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17 Court Street, Faversham ME13 7AX, England
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+44 1795 542016
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Reviewed yesterday

Our Friday night visit was a birthday present. My wife and I were given a comprehensive and informative tour of the brewing process and the group had all our questions answered. We were then given several samples of different brews to try before an excellent...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I spent a couple of hours plus in this brewery - time very well spent. An insight into the brewery business and the history behind it (given by our excellent guide Johnnie), followed by a taste session of the beers made on...More

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We got married abroad and chose to have an evening reception party to celebrate our marriage at the Visitor Centre in Faversham. We were so pleased we chose this venue - it is beautiful, full of character and is very spacious on 2 floors. Vicky...More

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Jo E, Manager at Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre & Brewery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, thank you for your wonderful review.. We are delighted you & your guests enjoyed your evening with us. I will ensure all the staff see your review. We hope to welcome you back here at the brewery on another occasion soon. Many thanks.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this brewery on Saturday at 1100,what a good time as there were only 6 of us on tour. Our guide Martin was excellent very knowledgeable and made the whole tour very interesting. The tasting at the end consisted of 6 beers and were...More

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Jo E, Manager at Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre & Brewery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your tour. I will pass on your comments to Martin. Many thanks.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first ever visit to a brewery. Thanks to our very knowledgeable guide, Alan, who was excellent throughout the tour I came away knowing exactly the process of beer making. From start to finish we could see that he knew exactly what he...More

Thank Michael J
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Jo E, Manager at Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre & Brewery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your tour. I will pass on your comments to our tour guide Alan. Many thanks

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The two-hour tour and taster session of the Shepherd Neame brewery can only be described as an excellent experience. The guide (Martin?) made the whole thing extremely interesting and explained in an informative and enjoyable way the history of the brewery and how the different...More

Thank Simon D
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Jo E, Manager at Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre & Brewery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your tour. I will pass on your comments to Martin. Many thanks.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly welcome from the ladies in the visitors centre. We were then handed over to our guide Jonny, who both my son and I found both knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the tour. The tour ended with a lovely sampling of 6 of their best...More

Thank Leslie C
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Jo E, Manager at Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre & Brewery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your tour. I will pass on your comments to Johnny. We look forward to welcoming you back to the brewery again soon. Many thanks

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent. Well organised. Very knowledgeable staff. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Superb meal too. Highly recommend.

Thank Lesley662
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Jo E, Manager at Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre & Brewery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening. We look forward to welcoming you to the brewery again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit started really well with a friendly welcome. Our guide Johnny was very knowledgeable and read his audience very well making it fell very personal all the way through. The tour was informative without being too technical. And the selected taster beers at the...More

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Jo E, Manager at Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre & Brewery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your tour. I will pass on your comments to Johnny. Many thanks.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting tour, hosted by excellent guides. Well worth a visit. The tasting was interesting & we had a pleasant meal in good company afterwards

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Jo E, Manager at Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre & Brewery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your tour. Many thanks

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BrianTheresaW
26 March 2018|
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Response from steeleman1001 | Reviewed this property |
Some of the stairs might be a challenge but the general area is acceptable.
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aBrOmL
2 October 2016|
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Response from kent1973 | Reviewed this property |
It will be open 11-4
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badger_run16
4 September 2015|
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Response from Graham H | Property representative |
We have plenty of spaces left on Sunday and a handful on Saturday. You can book online at the shepherdneame website - follow the Brewery Tours link or call 01795 542016 between 9.00am and 4.30pm tomorrow
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