Southwold is, and has been, home to many a famous personality, but there’s one name that’s probably best-known of all: Adnams. Wherever you are in or around the town, a pint of something refreshing is never far from reach – just head to one of the hostelries or hotels bearing the name of the Adnams Brewery and you’re sure of a friendly welcome.
Beer has been brewed on the same site in Southwold for over 670 years, and Adnams has been in residence since the 1870s when brothers George and Ernest moved into the town and bought the Sole Bay Brewery. Today, disguised by a deceptive Victorian façade, is one of Europe’s most efficient breweries, which also now incorporates the Copper House Distillery.
Venture behind the scenes and find out for yourself just how Adnams beers and spirits are produced – there’s even an opportunity to make your own gin under the guidance of an Adnams expert. Tours run throughout the year and include generous tasting sessions plus a visit to the popular Cellar and Kitchen Store in Victoria Street. Whet your appetite then stock up on your personal favourites from the iconic range of bottles, casks and kegs that have made Southwold and Adnams such a household name.