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Go Cotswolds relaunches its popular Brewery & Pub Tours to offer a weekly “craft brewery and traditional English pub experience” to even more visitors to Shakespeare’s England.

There are few things more authentically English than sipping a pint of beer and enjoying a meal in a traditional country pub. Visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon can now enjoy this Great British experience as part of a weekly Brewery & Pub Tour with Stratford-based tour company Go Cotswolds.

Starting on 7th March 2020, and every Saturday thereafter, the new Go Cotswolds Brewery & Pub Tour starts with a pick-up from Stratford-upon-Avon or Moreton-in-Marsh rail stations.

Company owner Tom Benjamin said:

“Until now, our Brewery & Pub Tours have been monthly, so have attracted mostly local people. By making this tour weekly, and offering an additional pick-up from Moreton-in-Marsh rail station, visitors to the area and day-trippers from London, Oxford or Birmingham can now enjoy a traditional English experience in the Cotswolds.”

In a maximum group size of just 16 people, guests will be taken through the beautiful Warwickshire countryside to Purity Brewing Co., a local, award-winning craft beer producer with a ‘pure’ eco-conscious approach to brewing. Passengers will enjoy a 90-minute tour of Purity’s facilities and, of course, will be able to taste some of their delicious beers!

Next, Go Cotswolds passengers will be treated to a delicious home-cooked lunch and a pint of Purity ale (or a soft drink) at The Fleece Inn, a 15th Century pub in the pretty village of Bretforton, on the edge of the Cotswolds.

Tom’s wife and business partner Lisa Benjamin said:

“A new stop on our Brewery & Pub Tour, The Fleece is the epitome of a traditional English country pub – it’s cosy and atmospheric inside, has a lovely beer garden and serves great food and drink. It’s been owned by the National Trust since the 1970s, so there are plenty of fascinating stories to tell!”

A stroll around the charming Cotswolds ‘wool town’ of Chipping Campden is just what’s needed after lunch. Here, with over an hour of free time, guests might like to continue their ale trail in one or more of Chipping Campden’s five lovely pubs. Alternatively, maps provided by Go Cotswolds point out places of interest, including wonderful examples of historic Cotswolds stone architecture, quaint

thatched cottages, grand churches, boutique shops, independent cafés selling excellent locally roasted coffee and much more.

The final stop of the day, before heading back to Stratford-upon-Avon or Moreton-in-Marsh, is a visit to the tiny Cotswolds village of Ebrington, where landlords Claire and Jim will warmly welcome you to The Ebrington Arms, voted the “Best Village Pub in the UK”. Take up a chair by the cosy fireplace, or soak up the sun in the pretty beer garden, but don’t forget to sample a pint of their very own locally brewed Yubby ale!

The Go Cotswolds Brewery & Pub Tour departs every Saturday (March to December, prior booking essential) and costs £75 per person (adults over 18 only). The price includes a pick-up and drop-off from Stratford-upon-Avon or Moreton-in-Marsh rail station, a tour and tasting at Purity Brewing Co., lunch and a drink at The Fleece Inn, and minibus transport all day.

For more information and to book tickets, please see www.gocotswolds.co.uk/ale.

 

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Notes:

Run by husband-and-wife team Tom and Lisa Benjamin, Go Cotswolds is TripAdvisor’s top-rated tour company in Stratford-upon-Avon, and is winner of the ‘Best Tour Company in the Cotswolds’ award for 5 years in a row.

As well as the weekly Brewery & Pub Tour (£75 per adult, over 18s only), their popular Cotswolds Day Tour (£45 per adult, £35 per child aged 3–16) departs up to 5 times per week from Stratford-upon-Avon and Moreton-in-Marsh and comes highly recommended by past customers and in international guide books. Perfect for first-time visitors to the Cotswolds, the Cotswolds Day Tour visits seven unique and beautiful locations, including Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water.

For more information, please see www.gocotswolds.co.uk.

Email Tom or Lisa at info@gocotswolds.co.uk or telephone 07786 920166.

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