Beer, otherwise known as the ‘Drink of England’, has been produced in Faversham for over 850 years and the Shepherd Neame brewery is open to visitors who wish to discover more about this proudly independent family company and its wide range of award winning beers.
Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre
From the Visitor Centre, you can join an award-winning guided tour, lasting 80 minutes, which will take you behind the scenes at this busy working brewery. Discover how history and heritage are combined with modern technology to produce a range of Kentish Ales and speciality lagers.
You will learn a little of the ancient art of brewing; see traditional mash tuns; taste natural mineral water from the brewery’s artesian well; try some malted barley and smell locally-grown Kentish hops. The tour also includes ‘The Old Brewery Store’,a multifunctional venue with features an impressive display of historic delivery vehicles, a recreated cooper’s workshop, bygone pub signs and a collection of hop picking memorabilia.
Of course they wouldn’t let you leave without sampling and the tour ends with a fascinating tutored tasting of 6 Shepherd Neame Beers – audience participation encouraged!
Finally, visit the Brewery Shop and pick up a souvenir, gift or some beer!
The whole visit, including tasting, takes approximately 2 hours.
Tours run most days - advance booking is strongly recommended.
The Old Brewery Store is the Wine & Spirits warehouse at the heart of the Shepherd Neame Brewery. A range of public events take place at The Old Brewery Store throughout the year. 2016's highlights including: The Take That Experience, Monthly Comedy Club, U2 Tribe plus many more! See he website for more information and to book - tickets prices start at just £5!