A new tourist trail has been launched to highlight some of the outstanding producers of cider, ale and win in the beautiful Waveney Valley.
Seven drinks producers between Diss and Bungay will open their doors to visitors for guided tours and tastings between 11am and 5pm on the last Saturday of the month of May; June; July; August; September and October.
Each producer will explain how they make their products and will take visitors on a tour of their brewery/winery, followed by an opportunity to sample and buy their produce. The tour includes the following:
1 Jolly Porter, Station Road IP22 4HN. | Hoxne Brewery’s micro-pub at Diss Train Station on the main line between London and Norwich.
2 Hoxne Brewery sharing space with the Harleston Cider Company, two producers under one roof: Unit 12, Forge Business Centre, Palgrave IP22 1AP. At both the brewery and cidery there will be a talk, taste, and opportunity to buy | www.hoxnebrewery.co.uk | www.harlestoncider.co.uk
3 The Old Kings Head, The Street Brockdish IP21 4JY. A 16th century beamed pizza freehouse stocking local real ales, lager and ciders. With
148 gins and Lavazza coffee | www.kingsheadbrockdish.co.uk
4 Barrell & Sellers Brewery, St Cross South Elmham IP20 0NZ. Farm brewery producing classic bottled beers. Tour, taste, opportunity to buy | www.barrellandsellers.co.uk
5 Grain Brewery, Alburgh IP20 0BS. Established brewer producing an interesting range of beers. Tour, taste, opportunity to buy | www.grainbrewery.co.uk
6 Flint Vineyard, Earsham NR35 2AH. Innovative winemaker with state-of-the-art winery and vineyards overlooking the Waveney Valley. Tour, taste, opportunity to buy | www.flintvineyard.com
7 Waveney Brewing Company, Earsham NR35 2TS. The brew plant is nestled in a shed adjoining the 17th century Queens Head pub overlooking the
8 Green Dragon, Bungay NR35 1EF. Multi-roomed brewpub with garden located in a pretty Suffolk market town. Brewery tour | www.greendragonbungay.co.uk
Tours take place on the following Saturdays in 2017: 27th May | 24th June | 29th July | 26th August | 30th September | 28th October
Download the Waveney Valley Ale, Wine and Cider Trail: Waveney Valley Ale, Wine and Cider Trail
Images: Demi-johns filled with cider ©Harleston Cider Company | Flint Vineyard ©Simon Buck