Bristol Craft Beer Experience

Bristol Craft Beer Boat Tour

Hop aboard HMS Hops, our fully licensed ferry for an afternoon boat trip, brewery tour and beer tastings. The day starts on board HMS Hops – our fully licensed Bristol Ferry Boat. You’ll sail down the harbourside with a tutored tasting of local beers from Bristol Beer Factory whilst hearing about the local brewing scene in Bristol. After 30 mins, we’ll be back on dry land and off to our next stop. Moor Brewery is our second stop of the day – just a 10 minute walk away from the ferry landing point. We’ll get a behind the scenes tour of the brewery followed by tastings of the award winning Moor Beer inside the brewery taproom. You’ll take a 20 minute walk down to Beer Emporium on King Street. You'll head past the old Bristol Brewery site on your walk which has now been renovated into a new brewery taproom. At Beer Emporium you'll sample a selection of craft beers accompanied with meat and cheese sharing platters – plus discount on food and drink afterwards. Just let us know if you have any dietary requirements such as veggie or vegan and we can accommodate you.

Cheese and Meat Platters

Cheese and meat platters to share at the final stop. Please note this is not a full meal but you can order extra food at a discount.

Drinks Included

A set amount of tastings is included in your ticket price. This can differ depending on strength of the beer and cost of ingredients.

Local Guides

We have a team of passionate beer guides based in Bristol who are ready to take you on the next tour.


Plenty of opportunity to take photos of your day on your smarphone or good old fashioned camera.

Tour Itinerary

Meet outside Grain Barge, Hotwell Road
Your tour guides will meet you at 11.45am outside Grain Barge on Hotwell Road, Bristol. The boat leaves at 12pm so no need to arrive any early – just make sure you aren’t late though as we will have to leave at 12pm prompt.
HMS Hops
You’ll take a 30 minute private ferry ride (nicknamed HMS Hops) down the harbourside. You’ll taste a couple of lighter beer styles to start the day and hear about the history of brewing in Bristol and the UK. We are currently sampling drinks from Bristol Beer Factory.
Moor Brewery Tour & Tasting Session
You’ll arrive at Moor Brewery after a 10 minute walk from the ferry landing point. Upon arrival you will have a tour inside the brewery and see how beer is made on the equipment. You’ll then spend time in the Moor Brewery Taproom and have an opportunity to taste a number of different beer styles at your leisure.
Old Bristol Brewery Site
You will then walk from Moor Brewery for around 20 minutes, through Castle Park and walk past the site of the old Bristol Brewery (George’s Brewery and later Courage). You’ll pass by the new Left Handed Giant Brewpub on the site.
Beer Emporium
Your tour finishes at Beer Emporium on King Street, where you will sample a final flight of craft beer and enjoy sharing platters of Italian cheeses and meats. There’s also a discount available should you wish to grab a bigger bite to eat after the tour ends.

Please note, venues may change on the day or for future dates and we reserve the right to alter the schedule if required.

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11.45am – 4pm

Meeting Point

Outside Grain Barge
Hotwell Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU

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