Visitors Centre Brewery Tour

175 Years of Brewing Excellence

Delve into the brewing process, journey through the brew house and learn about the largest Hopnik in the world which allows us to extract hop flavours.

You can visit the Shire Horses, create your perfect pub guide, find your ideal pub to run, buy beer related gifts and also explore some real vintage gems showcasing just how things have changed since 1838. Keep an eye out for special events throughout the year - such as beer and food matching. We also have unique Conferencing and Training Facilities. What a great excuse to have a brewery tour and sample award winning cask ales!

Submerge yourselves in over 175years of brewing excellence! Marvel at new and original brewing equipment as you tour around the brewhouse and learn about:

  • How we select the ingredients which produce the distinctive tastes and aromas of our ales
  • The science & technical information behind the brewing process
  • How the Hopnik works and what makes it so important in brewing award winning beer

Our guides will educate and entertain you on your journey around this fascinating brewery and will happily answer any questions you may have about brewing. Play with interactive screens and browse the shop as you explore the Visitor Centre. You can even round off your visit with a delicious homemade lunch or afternoon tea. We advise you to pre-book to avoid any disappointment.

Our new Hopnik, the largest in the world, allows us greater flexibility and retains 100% hoppy flavour in our beers!

Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre

Opening Times

From Monday to Thursday the Visitors Centre will open at 9am and close at 5pm, Fridays we open at 9am and close at 6pm. Saturdays we open at 10.30am and close and 6pm. The Visitors Centre will open at 10.30am and close at 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.See Opening & Tour Times for more information.

Group Bookings

Groups are always welcome but pre-booking is essential. Group Tours can be tailored to suit your individual requests and can be arranged during the day, evening or weekend. We ask for a minimum of 8 people per group, and the price charged will depend on the specific times, numbers and catering requirements. Of course the tour ends with a fantastic tutored tasting - we couldn’t let you leave without sampling!

For group bookings, contact us to discuss your requirements and for more information - call 0161 612 4100, or complete the enquiry form.

Educational Visits

Our Tours provide an opportunity for school children or students to go behind the scenes and see how traditional skills are combined with modern equipment and technology to produce Robinsons’ famous beers.

Educational visits are suitable for those aged over 8 and can provide valuable information for science, biology (particularly micro-biology or fermentation), business studies, tourism, marketing, history and geography.

Please read our safety notes for more information on staying safe during the brewery tour.

Make an online booking
Or contact our booking office on 0161 612 4100