Bristol audio tour: A City of Craft Beer: Bristol’s Best Brewery Taprooms

A City of Craft Beer: Bristol’s Best Brewery Taprooms

Walking Tour

40 mins

About the Tour

Like beer?

If so, Bristol is the city for you, and I’m the perfect local guide to show you around. I adore my city and our brilliant craft beer scene, and I can’t wait to share it with you on this walking tour. Along the way, you’ll learn about beer, how it’s made, and how the city’s beer scene has developed. You’ll pass a number of my favourite weekend hang-outs. There’s even a traditional English pub included among the brewery taprooms. If you plan on stopping for a couple of beers en route, be sure to take the tour between Thursday and Sunday. (See “best time of day” for more information).

In between beer stops, you’ll:

• Hear more about the taprooms, including a few local stories
• Discover interesting tidbits about the city and its history
• Learn a few memorable facts about beer that might just come in handy
• Find out how to reach other great independent venues to visit on another occasion, or at the end of your tour

The choice of where and how often you stop along the route is yours. The total amount of walking time is 40 minutes. The amount of drinking time is up to you! (Please drink responsibly).

Tour Producer


Heather Goodford

I have lived in the fantastic city of Bristol for more than 20 years and love to show it off. My love for craft beer came about when the first brewery tap room opened here. On a weekend you'll find me in one of the many tap rooms or brilliant craft beer bars we now have, unless I'm away camping in my tent.
I started my business, Bristol Hoppers, to encourage others to drink local, try more beer styles and meet like minded people.

Major Landmarks

  • Bristol Temple Meads

  • Moor Brewery

  • Good Chemistry Brewing

  • The Barley Mow

  • Left Handed Giant Brewing

  • Newtown Park Brewing

  • Verdant Brewing

  • Dawkins Ales

Directions to Starting Point

You can see the grand main entrance of Bristol Temple Meads train station from the corner of Temple Gate and Station Approach.

Facing the grand main entrance to the station, the tour starts on the left hand side of the bottom of Station Approach. There's a cafe on the corner with plenty of cobbled outdoor space for you to stand out of the way of passing people for a few minutes while you start your tour.

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Places to stop along the way

This tour is all about tasting locally brewed beers, so there are plenty of stops along the way.

Best time of day

Fridays: Start from 3.30pm.
Saturdays - Start from 12pm.
Thursdays: Start from 4pm. Not every venue is open, but at least three along the route will be.There will also be other bars and pubs to visit, just a little off the end of the route which are recommended on the tour.
Sundays - Start from 12pm. Three of the venues along the route should be open.


To consume alcohol, you must be over the age of 18. Please carry ID so you can prove your age if needed. Children are welcome in most venues along the route until 8pm and well behaved dogs on leads are always welcome.

Please drink responsibly and behave sensibly. There are a lot of suggested stops, so unless you are planning on taking the tour as two parts, don't go too mad at the first brewery. Each venue reserves the right to refuse entry or alcohol.

This is England, so always come prepared for varied weather. You may need both sunscreen and an umbrella on the same day.

Please check the latest Covid regulations at the time of your tour (facemasks, group sizes, track and trace, etc)


Had a great time discovering drinking places in parts of Bristol I wouldn't have imagined. Very informative explanation of the beers and the process at Moor Beer - thanks! Sadly, had some glitching with the audio and GPS.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 6 months ago

Really enjoyed this audio tour. So interesting walking through parts of Bristol we'd never been to, rounding a corner and a very welcome brewery appearing. Very informative, thanks Heather

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 8 months ago
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A City of Craft Beer: Bristol’s Best Brewery Taprooms