What’s included

  • Get up close to the simple, uncomplicated ingredients
  • See how the ingredients relate to the brewing process
  • Explore the different buildings where we make our beer
  • Beer Tasting Experience trying 4 of our classic ales
  • Prices start from just £15
  • Free pint glass & 4 beers to take home (Ultimate Tour)
  • Can be exclusive with minimum numbers
  • COVID-19 responsible with social distancing in place

Either of the Brewery Tours are the perfect gift for anyone* who enjoys their real ale and is a superb, relaxing day out. Even if you don’t like beer, this is a very inclusive experience which is fun and relaxed so we are sure you will enjoy it – let us see if we can convert you to beer.

COVID-19 Update: We have recently added a video element to our brewery tours showing the full brewing process, implemented social distancing measures and implemented safeguarding measures to ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable. Please contact us if you would like full details.

*Tour suitable for over 12’s but must be 18+ for tasting.

Experience the Classic tour

Our fantastic one-and-a-half hour brewery
tour & beer tasting experience with full insight in to our brewery.

£15 / per person

Experience the Ultimate tour

This is the same as the Classic Tour, but also includes 4x bottles of Hillside Brewery ales and a limited edition Hillside Brewery beer glass to take home.

£25 / per person

Experience our Virtual Brewery Tour

Our fantastic tour from the comfort of your own home.
Tour and beer tasting sent to your door.

£45 / per household

See how we make our great beers…

Imagine a Brewery Tour, where you are able to enjoy a tour of a working brewery at the hands of one of the brewing team and imagine all of this in beautiful surroundings that will WOW even a non-beer lover (if there is such a person!).

Well don’t imagine – come and see us because at the edge of the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire sits our little Hillside Brewery. We are very proud of it indeed; we have worked hard to take these ramshackle, disused farm building and make a real, proper brewery out of them.

But we know it’s not (just) about the buildings – it is about the beers and how we make them, so come and find out on this brewery tour and beer tasting experience!

You can see, touch, smell & experience the brewing process up close, before sitting back to taste a well-earned ale overlooking some of Gloucestershire’s most stunning landscapes. Come and lose yourself in an experience unlike any other, where effort and passion combine into a great experience.

This is much more than your normal brewery tour… Over the course of an hour and a half you will try the different ingredients used in making beer, tour around the brewery seeing how the ingredients relate to the brewing process, taste 4x of our classic ales and we like to finish off with the health benefits of beer (which is always a nice way to finish).

We will see you at the bar.

And if you want to extend your visit…?

Our ‘Friends of Hillside‘ offer a range of great local accommodation, superb food and a very warm welcome for those of you wanting to make more of a stay out of your visit.  If you let us know what you are looking for we will be happy to make a recommendation. Here are a few suggestions of great places to stay in the Gloucestershire and Forest of Dean Area.

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