Go Cotswolds offers scheduled and chartered day trips of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon, but fans of craft beer, good food, welcoming traditional pubs and stunning scenery will particularly enjoy this new tour! Go Cotswolds is now running a Purity Brewery and Cotswolds Pub Tour on the first Saturday of every month!
The day begins with a morning pick-up by Tom in the Go Cotswolds minibus from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Leamington Spa, or Warwick Parkway rail station, making it an ideal day trip, even for visitors from London or Birmingham.
Driving through the pretty Warwickshire countryside, your first stop is the Purity Brewing Co, near Alcester, where you will enjoy a tour of the brewery and its eco-friendly grounds, sample some of its award-winning ales, and get the opportunity to stock up in the brewery shop. The tour then heads to the nearby Golden Cross, in the charming hamlet of Ardens Grafton, where landlady Debbie and her team will be waiting with a delicious home-cooked lunch – and another pint of Purity ale - or soft drink!
In the afternoon, you’ll get back in the minibus and head out to the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, famed for its rolling countryside and picture-postcard villages with honey-coloured Cotswold stone architecture. In the picturesque market town of Chipping Campden and at least one other Cotswold village, Tom will take you to his favourite pubs where you can sample more locally-brewed beer, or alternatively, opt to explore on foot.
The price of the tour is £55 per person, which includes the brewery tour and lunch plus one drink at the Golden Cross. He’ll drop you back at your starting point at approximately 6pm.
Please note: over 18s only, photographic ID may be required to enter pubs/brewery. For full terms and conditions please see www.gocotswolds.co.uk/ale.