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Woodforde's Brewery

Published date: June 2020

Woodforde's Brewery

Woodforde’s Brewery is located on Slad Lane, in the idyllic village of Woodbastwick, on the River Bure, within the Norfolk Broads and 6 miles from Norwich.

Find out how Woodforde’s Brewery make their beer, the history of the brewery and discover why Norfolk is so important and what gives the beer that unique Woodforde’s taste. Their brewery tours are fun and informative and their tour guides offer visitors an insight into the various stages of the brewing process, including how they ensure all of their beer leaves their brewery having met the high quality standards of their head brewer Neil.

Take a tour of the brewery and watch the beer being made and then finish off with probably the most popular part – the tasting! Visit their very own brewery tap, The Fur & Feather, that is on site. Stocking their full range of beers, just metres from the brewery and where it is made, sample the different Woodforde’s beers inside this lovely pub, that also serves excellent food, in the pretty Norfolk village of Woodbastwick. Finish off the experience with a visit to their shop, where you can stock up on your favourite tipple.

Woodforde’s was started by good friends Ray Ashworth and Dr David Crease, who were tired of drinking the same old beers and thought they could brew something better themselves. With a passion for homebrewing, they became part of a new-wave revolution, handcrafting their own beers in the 1960s. Woodforde’s grew at record speeds, through trial and error, hard work, ingenuity and by using water from their own boreholes and local barley, they won CAMRA’s 1990 ‘New Breweries Champion Beer of Britain’ award for the Wherry pint, which they are still famous for today.

Dedicated and passionate about making great beer, Woodforde’s Brewery has won over 130 awards and is one of the region’s most well-known and loved beer producers.

To find out more about Woodforde’s Brewery and to book a brewery tour, please go to their website.

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