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Bristol Hoppers

Bristol Hoppers

About

Bristol Hoppers tours are a great way to enjoy a wide selection of beers from Bristol brewers while exploring the city and visiting their favourite traditional pubs, microbreweries & tap rooms along the way.

Take a walk through Bristol taking in sites such as the historic docks and old town, stopping regularly to quench your thirsts with at least seven delicious craft beers, all included in the price. There's several routes to choose from so that everyone can discover new areas of the city.

Choose one of the sociable guided tours, taking around 3-4 hours, and you'll have the opportunity to make new friends while discovering your favourite Bristol beers and learning more about the city's breweries and history. 

Alternatively, choose one of their mystery self-guided tours that you can take at your own pace at a time and day of your choice.

Self-guided "Breweries, Brunel & Brigstow" tour

We meet at Brunel's Bristol Temple Meads station and take in a few interesting facts about it's past.

A ten minute walk away is a great brewery tap room where we'll have a third pint of their popular beer while hearing more about the brewery. You'll be told about the brewery and wide range of beers on offer, all made right there on the premises, from which you will then choose two more thirds to enjoy.

It's five minute stretch of the old legs to our next stop, a small family run bar in the heart of Old Market. Here we'll enjoy a half pint of Bristol brewed keg beer and something to nibble on.

After that, there's some history snippets about the Old Market area as we pass through. We'll stop at a traditional pub with over 800 years of history to learn a little about while you quench your thirsts with our first cask beer of the day.

A stroll through castle park, we learn about Bristol's oldest area, before reaching our last stop. In this fabulous brewpub overlooking the park and river, we'll have two thirds of their own delicious beer brewed on the premises.

Self-guided "Cross-Harbour" tour

Everything one could want from  a mystery craft beer walking tour - It's a good, long afternoon stroll and includes seven beers, to be enjoyed in four very different, independent stops and a ferry journey. You pass the SS Great Britain and loads of brilliant street art, including a Banksy.

The Three Tuns is your starting point. Here you'll be given your welcome envelope from one of the lovely bar staff​. This will contain tokens for two beers from their carefully chosen range of casks, and for beers in the following venues later. There's a map in your envelope telling you where you'll be spending them! Also included in your token bag is your fare for the ferry.

Following your map, you'll then venture into 3 other brilliant, independent locations (another brilliant traditional pub, a brewery tap room, with has beautiful beers brewed on the premises, and a fascinating bar full of curiosities). There's locally brewed beers in each venue included in the price​ (just hand over your token),​ but feel free to stay for more if you like. The great thing about this tour is that you can do it at your own pace.

Taking your time as you walk between venues is especially important on this tour because you pass right by the SS Great Britain and so much fabulous street art (don't forget to look behind you!) Your map will also take you to a hidden Banksy.

The group tours are very sociable and encourage you to come either alone, with a friend or a small group. There are usually around three a month to choose from. For over 18's only

Self-guided tours are designed for 1-6 people and can be taken Monday-Saturday. Well behaved, under control dogs are welcome if you are taking an afternoon tour.

Larger groups can get in touch for a private tour, which can even be customised if you wish (think birthdays, work socials, meet-up events & afternoon warm-ups for stag & hen do’s)

They look forward to meeting you!

Map & Directions

Special Offers

  • 5% off tours and gift vouchers

    The offer: Exclusively for all Visit Bristol customers, Bristol Hoppers is offering 5% off all craft beer tours and gift vouchers. Book onto a sociable, guided tour to explore Bristol's craft beer scene or choose a mystery, self-guided tour to explore at your own pace.

    How to book: Use code VisitBristol5 when booking. For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the Bristol Hoppers.

    Offer link: Things to do

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    Recent Reviews:

    • riverpillow
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Fantastic experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 21st July 2019
      I had a fantastic time on my tour. Due to the day I had chosen to go on the tour there were a few complications but Heather was amazing at sorting everything out and answering my questions when I was... Read full review
    • TastyHasty
      Bristol
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Craft Beer tour of Excellent Bristol pubs
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 22nd July 2019
      The evening consisted of a beer and a tour of old of the oldest pubs in Bristol/UK, a visit and a couple of beers and pizza in one of the newer pubs, and ended with 3 beers and a vinyl jukebox and... Read full review
    • Karen P
      Yarcombe, United Kingdom
      Fantastic afternoon
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 10th August 2019
      What a brilliant tour. Really enjoyed the walk round Bristol, and the pubs were brill. Great beer Even saw a Banksy Fantastic and we took the dogs as well Cant recommend enough Read full review
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