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Brewery & Cotswolds Pub Tour from Stratford-upon-Avon

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There are few more authentically British experiences than settling into a cosy pub for a pint of beer and a tasty bite to eat. On a Brewery & Pub Tour with Go Cotswolds, you'll experience Britain's long-established pub culture at its best in the heart of England! Starting with a pick-up from Moreton-in-Marsh or Stratford-upon-Avon, we'll whisk you off to the Warwickshire countryside to visit Purity Brewing Co., one of the country's best independent craft beer breweries. Here you'll enjoy a tour of the brewery and, of course, sample their ales! Next, we'll take you to the Worcestershire village of Bretforton for a delicious lunch and a fascinating talk about the history and stories of the National Trust-owned Fleece Inn. After that, it's off to the pretty Cotswolds town of Chipping Campden for sightseeing or further ale exploration in the town's 5 pubs, and lastly to Ebrington, home of the famous Ebrington Arms, the "best pub in the UK".

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Stratford-upon-Avon

Your Brewery & Cotswolds Pub Tour begins with a pick-up from Stratford-upon-Avon rail station at 10.15am. Please be ready to depart at least 10 minutes before this time. NB: Stratford-upon-Avon is a pick-up/drop-off point. We do not spend any time visiting this town.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Purity Brewing Company

Established in 2005 by two beer-loving friends, Purity Brewing Co. is a thriving local craft beer producer located on a working farm. Its range of ales and lagers can now be found all over the country. Here you'll enjoy a fascinating 90 minute tour of this working brewery, to include plenty of time to sample a pint or two of their award-winning ales! The on-site brewery shop is well worth a visit too, to take home some of your new discoveries!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

Crossing the county border into Worcestershire, it’s a half-hour drive to our next stop: The Fleece Inn. Located on the edge of the Cotswolds in the pretty village of Bretforton, this historic and atmospheric pub was originally built in the 15th Century, and was gifted to The National Trust in 1977 to continue its preservation. While at The Fleece, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and a drink (a Purity beer, or a non-alcoholic drink if you prefer). You’ll also learn about the history and stories of this fascinating building.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chipping Campden

Leaving The Fleece Inn, it’s a 10–15 minute drive to our next stop – the charming Cotswolds “wool town” of Chipping Campden. Here you’ll have just over an hour of free time. If you’re keen to continue your ale trail, you’ll be pleased to know that Chipping Campden is home to no less than 5 lovely pubs! Or, if you’ve had enough beer for now, you can explore Chipping Campden’s historic churches, fabulous independent shops and tea rooms, pretty Cotswolds stone buildings and thatched cottages. We’ll provide you with a map and recommendations for some of our favourite spots!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ebrington

The village of Ebrington is just a few minutes away from Chipping Campden. It may be tiny, but it’s very pretty, and is home to the famous Ebrington Arms, run by landlords Claire and Jim Alexander. This wonderful pub has been rated the best in the UK and regularly scoops awards – not only for its warm welcome, fantastic food, beautiful beer garden and homely B&B accommodation, but also for their very own locally brewed ales! You just have to have a pint of Yubby while you’re here!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Stratford-upon-Avon

At the end of your tour, we'll drop you off back to Stratford-upon-Avon rail station.

Duration: 10 minutes