Shepherd Neame Brewery Tours



17 Court Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7AX

Tel: +44 01795 542016

Shepherd Neame Brewery Tours


Beer, otherwise known as the ‘Drink of England’, has been produced in Faversham for over 850 years and the Shepherd Neame brewery is open to visitors who wish to discover more about this proudly independent family company and its wide range of award winning beers.

From the Visitor Centre, you can join an award-winning guided tour, lasting 80 minutes, which will take you behind the scenes at this busy working brewery. Discover how history and heritage are combined with modern technology to produce our range of Kentish Ales and speciality lagers

You will learn a little of the ancient art of brewing; see traditional mash tuns; taste natural mineral water from the brewery’s artesian well; try some malted barley and smell locally-grown Kentish hops. The tour also includes ‘The Vaults’, which features an impressive display of historic delivery vehicles, a recreated cooper’s workshop, bygone pub signs and a collection of hop picking memorabilia.

Of course, we wouldn’t let you leave without sampling and the tour ends with a fascinating tutored tasting – audience participation encouraged! Finally, visit the Brewery Shop and pick up a souvenir, gift or some beer!

The whole visit, including tasting, takes approximately two hours. Tours run most days - advance booking recommended.

The brewery also hosts a number of special evenings and events, for more information please go to our website

For more information or to make a booking please telephone 01795 542016.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Brewery tour and tasting Adult£18.00

Please call or visit our website for groups rates and special events


Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station: Faversham


  • Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction


  • Green Tourism Business Scheme -Green Business Gold Green Business Gold 2015
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2015
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2015/16 – Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2015/16 – Gold 2015
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2016/17 – Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2016/17 – Gold 2016

Opening Times

2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Open Mondays to Saturdays - Advance booking is essential. Please telephone to book and for opening times.
Open Sundays April – October

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