Bristol Hoppers

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Bristol Hoppers


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Due to COVID-19, Bristol Hoppers tours are currently suspended. Please check their website and/or social media channels for the latest updates.

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.

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.


Bristol Hoppers ‘Best of Bristol’ Audio Tour: A Guide to the Old City and its Brilliant Pubs

At your own pace, explore and learn about the oldest and most beautiful parts of Bristol and it's best drinking spots. 

You can spend anything from an hour to a whole afternoon uncovering the secrets of The Old City, relaxing in one of the parks, shopping in the historic covered markets, exploring Bristol's key tourist sights, marvelling at the awesome street art and drinking Bristol brewed beer in the best independent pubs and brewpubs. 
As the tour uses a location-aware app, you can stop as often as you like and the directions, interesting facts and tips on where to eat and drink will still come at exactly the right time. 

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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!

​​​​​​Guided "Breweries, Brunel & Brigstow" tour

* Guided tours are not expected to commence until summer 2021 *

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.

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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.

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Opening Times

Audio tours (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)



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    Recent Reviews:

    • BernieBristol
      Bristol -Triple Brewery Night Tour
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 28th October 2019
      We thoroughly enjoyed this guided walking tour of 3 of Bristol's Craft breweries. In 2 of the locations we were given a talk/mini-tour and all along enjoyed a variety of excellent beers- plenty of... Read full review
    • CelticGarv
      Triple Brewery Tap Room Tour
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 28th October 2019
      We took a guided tour, with Heather, of three Bristolian microbreweries' Tap Rooms. A great night out. You get to try a range of beers in terrific locations you'd be hard put to find yourself. The... Read full review
    • paulsA25LT
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Great way to spend an afternoon
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 22nd October 2020
      Took a couple of days trip to Bristol to relax and check out the local brew scene. Very informative and easy to follow. Brought up some pubs worth visiting later on, fav was the Strawberry Theif... Read full review

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