A unique, comprehensive and colourful guide to over 250 breweries, cider mills, vineyards and distilleries across Britain. “Entertaining and thorough… an essential handbook” Charles Maclean
Recent years have seen a huge increase in the number of these places all over the country not only operating but also welcoming visitors, from small single-man producers working from home to large, world-famous labels, and from well-established brands to the revival of 200-year-old manufacturers that had almost been lost to prosperity. Now, for the first time, they have been gathered together in a single book which celebrates their craftsmanship, pinpoints their locations, describes who they are and what they do, and provides detailed information about how you can visit and sample their wares.
Expert authors Ted Bruning, previously of What's Brewing magazine, and Rupert Wheeler, previously of Whisky Magazine, focus on places that are normally open during the holiday season, have a visitor centre and shop, and (in most cases) welcome families so you don't have to leave the kids in the car! Arranged by country, with chapters concentrating on individual counties and regions, no matter where you are you'll find a brewery, cider mill, distillery or vineyard within reach, many in historic, beautiful or quirky locations, from a brewery in a windmill to a distiller in the operating theatre of a former animal hospital.