Visitor Centre

The brewery had left, but the barn is pretty special and we didn’t want to leave, so a brand new 3 stage plan to create a Brewery Visitor Centre & Gin Distillery was created, to consist of a brewery, a distillery, a shop and tasting room plus venue hire options.


Good things come to those who wait, after further renovations and hurdles similar to those we faced in the beginning, we completed the 1st and 2nd stage of this project by opening our brewery shop and venue hire in 2017 plus installing a 2.5 barrel pilot brewery in 2018, allowing us to experiment with new recipes and beer styles. The venue is available to hire for private functions, meetings and events. Keep an eye out for our various events starting again in spring 2019. We’re pushing ahead now with the final phase of the redevelopment due to include the installation of the gin still. The Visitor Centre is closed until 13th April for these works to take place. The brewery shop is still open every day apart from January weekends.
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Book a brewery tour

Daily Brewery Tours
Your tour of our pilot brewery at the Visitor Centre will explain the beer making process from start to finish. You’ll gain an insight of all the raw materials and come away with a better understanding of how we brew our beers, you’ll then get to enjoy tasting the final delicious product at the bar.

These run daily during the week at 1pm, we have a maximum capacity of 20 people.

It’s worth noting that our brewery is not in operation over weekends and bank holidays, so if you’d prefer to see the brewing in action, it is usually best to visit us during the week.

Monthly Brewery Tours
This tour is split over two sites starting at 11am at our brewery in Ashford in the Water, followed by an included pint at our Visitor Centre on the Chatsworth Estate (about 4 miles away and you will have to make your own way over). Please feel free to stay at the Visitor Centre for as long as you like, we have our own real ale bar and shop, and we have a small experimental brewery for you to look around. A gin still will also be installed in due course. These brewery tours run every month on the following dates –

13th April
11th May
1st June
6th July
10th August
7th September
12th October
9th November
14th December

Please make sure you book in advance as all guests must be pre-booked and we have limited parking at the Visitor Centre.

Any questions just get in touch, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Some important bits:
Sensible shoes are required
All participants must be wearing sensible, covered shoes. Sorry, no open-toed sandals, flip-flops or heels.

Tours cancellation policy
Brewery tours are subject to cancellation if there are less than six participants – if this should happen we will contact you via phone and do our very best to book you on another tour.

Visitors with restricted mobility
These experiences can be challenging for those with restricted mobility, unfortunately, at the Visitor Centre our courtyard is gravelled, there is access ramps in situ. Please see our accessibility statement for more information.

Responsible Drinking
You will be invited to taste our as part of your tour. Please do not be tempted to sample one too many of our lovely products before your tour as you may be refused entry.