Bristol is a beer lover's paradise, with over 20 breweries in the city and surrounding countryside, and you'll be pleased to hear that many of them have tap rooms that you can visit!

Not only can you enjoy a great pint, but there's usually the option of booking on to a tour of the brewery too. Please check with the breweries for the latest opening information before visiting.

You can also book a craft beer tour of the city every Saturday, or browse a range of brewery tours and tastings via Yuup.

Wiper & True

Visit Wiper & True's stunning taproom in Old Market, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a view over their huge brewing kit and plenty of seating inside and out. As well as plenty of choice when it comes to their beers on tap, you can also order locally made spirits, natural wines and dreamy street food from some of Bristol's best chefs. 

You can also visit their brewery in the heart of St Werburghs, where you can take a seat at one of the long tables inside or out the front too. The brewery hosts regular events and markets throughout the year, as well as brewery tours.

Opening hours (Old Market): Wednesday + Thursdays 4-11pm, Fridays  12pm-12am, Saturdays 12pm-12am, Sundays 12-7pm
Opening hours (St Werburghs): Thursdays 4-9:30pm, Fridays 3-9:30pm, Saturdays 12-9:30pm, Sundays 12-6pm

wiper and true
Credit: Wiper & True

Bristol Beer Factory

Although they've been making beer since 2004 (and this site on North Street in South Bristol has been used to brew beer since the 1820s) the Bristol Beer Factory tap room is only a few years old.

This comfortable bar, in a separate room in front of the brewery, is a pleasant place to relax and try out their range of quality cask and keg beers while browsing the many bottles and merchandise that take over an entire wall. They also offer wooden paddles with three third glasses, which can be filled with your own draught selections. Studio BBF next door hosts a kitchen pop-up and regular events throughout the week.

Regular brewery tours are also available, which include a 2-hour guided wander around the brewery and three pints from the tap room.

Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday 12-9pm, Thursday-Saturday 12-11pm, Sunday 12-7pm

Bristol Beery Factory Tap Room Bar
Image - Bristol Beery Factory taproom

Lost & Grounded Brewers

This brewery, on an industrial estate a short walk behind Temple Meads off Feeder Road, is huge compared to the others! It’s all one room, so when you order at the bar the magnificent German manufactured Krones kit, mostly filled with their very popular lager Keller Pils, towers behind you.

The indoor drinking space at Lost and Grounded's tap room is filled with long tables, and on summer afternoons their front yard is flooded with sunshine, table tennis and pop-up street food stalls.

Opening hours: Fridays 4-10pm, Saturdays 1-9pm

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Moor Beer's popular brewery tap room opened in 2014 and is a mere five minute walk from Temple Meads train station.

In the winter it's a cosy space to hang out playing board games, and in the summer their large outside space is a sun trap teaming with beer drinkers. You can also book a tour of the brewery for a Saturday lunchtime.

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 10am-4pm (takeaway only), Friday 12-10pm, Saturday 12-9pm.

Moor Beer brewery taps
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Left Handed Giant Brewpub

Housed on the site of a former brewery in Finzels Reach, this spectacular bar boasts a large riverside terrace, seating across two floors and a brilliant selection of beer. If you're hungry you can also tuck into very tasty pizzas from Mission Pizza. The Left Handed Giant brewery taproom in St Phillips also hosts events on weekends throughout summer.

Opening hours: Monday-Tuesday 4pm-midnight, Wednesday-Thursday 12pm-midnight, Friday-Saturday 12pm-1am

Left Handed Giant Brewpub
Image: Left Handed Giant Brewpub, credit: Finzels Reach


Just across the road from Dawkins, Arbor have recently opened a tap room in the yard of their brewery site. This makes visiting two breweries very easy on a Friday night.

The bar has a few delights on draught and a huge range of their large cans to choose from. It certainly won't be difficult to find an ale you'll love here. 

The tap room is currently closed, please check Arbor's social media for the latest opening information.

Arbor Ales tap room
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Fierce & Noble

Located next to the M32, this tap room is known for its cosy feel. The bar space here is beautifully constructed of dark wood panels taken from on old pub, and the only thing missing is a log fire! 

Upstairs is a balcony where you can sit with your beer overlooking the brewery itself and in the summer you can sit outside in the yard.

Opening hours: Wednesday-Thursday 4-10pm, Friday 2-10pm, Saturdays 12-10pm and Sundays 1-6pm

Fierce & Noble tap room
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Tapestry by PROPS

Bristol’s first disability led brewery, supporting adults with learning difficulties through the art of craft brewing. As well as the tasty beer on offer, you can take part in regular quiz nights or their Open Decks night every Friday.

Opening hours:  Thursdays & Fridays 4-10pm, Saturdays 12-10pm

More brewery tap rooms

You'll find a trio of smaller 'nano' breweries in South Bristol - Bruhaha pour from their rap room at Windmill Hill City Farm every Friday (as well as doing pop ups across the city), Grain Alchemist open up their brewery tap room every Friday and Saturday evening, and On Point Brewing are based on East Street and appear at regular brewery events around the area.

If you head in the direction of Brislington in East Bristol, you can find the Hop Union Brewery, which does regular tours.


This microbrewery and restaurant took Bristolians by surprise when it opened in 2004. The huge, modern building was made for the very purpose of brewing beers to sell directly to the public while they munch on pizzas in the vast dining room. 

Back then we were surprised by the mango beer and black lager being served, and these same beers are still intriguing people today.

Aside from the big dining room, the hude venue houses a comfy bar area and three outdoor spaces - the balcony has a particularly lovely view of the city skyline and historic Christmas Steps.

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 12-12pm,  Sunday 12-11pm.

Zero Degrees tap room
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The best of the rest

Good Chemistry are opening their tap room this year for the East Bristol Brewery Trail in April (and also have their very own pubs, The Good Measure on Chandos Road in Redland and The Kings Head on Victoria Street in the city centre), Basement Beer have a small tap room just off Stokes Croft which is open on Fridays and Saturdays, Little Martha is a cosy tap room in the arches just a few minutes from Temple Meads (open Wednesday to Sunday), and New Bristol Brewery have a large tap room and brewing school in their brewery and are open for special events including tours and screenings of the Six Nations.

Please check social media before your visit to any of the breweries as opening hours are subject to change, and keep you eye out for Bristol's many special beery events, including the Bristol Craft Beer Festival in summer, or the East Bristol Brewery Trail which takes place on bank holiday weekends throughout the year.


Wiper and True Taproom
Wiper and True Taproom

Beautiful beer, expertly brewed in Bristol. Visit the stunning new brewery & taproom in Old Market for the freshest pints, the friendliest welcome, and world class street food.

Craft Beer Tour Bristol
Walking Tour
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Love beer? Join one of the Craft Beer Tours to explore the best craft beer Bristol has to offer! All tours include ten beers and run on Saturday afternoons.

Bristol Beer Factory Tap Room
Bristol Beer Factory Tap Room

The Bristol Bear Factory Tap Room is well & truly open inside and out for all beer based needs! Comfy seats aplenty where to sit, enjoy some proper beer and watch the hustle & bustle of North Street life go by.

Lost and Grounded Brewers Brewery Tap Room
People sat inside brewery

Open weekly, the brewery tap room serves a range of fresh Lost and Grounded beers across 10 taps behind the bar as well as wine, cider and soft drink offerings.