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Jennings Brewery

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Brewery tour

Would have been 5 ⭐️ if there was a car park, we nearly missed the start because we couldn’t find... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
via mobile

Had a guided tour by Christine who was very good, friendly and informative. You also get three... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Bradford, United Kingdom
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  • Average1%
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Castle Brewery, Cockermouth CA13 9NE, England
+44 1900 820362
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 August 2011

On a wet day in Cockermouth, this is brilliant! Book ahead as it gets booked up but tours are at 11am and 2pm. Interesting tour and not too long. Three halves of ale at the end and all for £6.50 each...bargain!! And you can even...More

5  Thank Happy_camperEngland
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We arrived too late for the tour, completely my fault. However, I was a little bit disappointed by the attitude of the staff. The female member of staff seemed to be gleeful in being able to say we were too late. In fact she cheerfully...More

5  Thank Louiseangela M
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Would have been 5 ⭐️ if there was a car park, we nearly missed the start because we couldn’t find anywhere. The tour itself was really good, our guide was Phil and he is clearly very passionate about brewing. I was really interesting, lasted an...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Had a guided tour by Christine who was very good, friendly and informative. You also get three halves at the end of the tour in the on site bar so all in all well worth the money.

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The lady leading the tour, also manned the front desk and shop. She was brilliant. The selection of malt grains tasted nice. The guide described the chocolate malt flavor as ‘burnt toast’. Spot on. The beer samples were great as was the Port. Great T-shirts....More

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Sarah G, Manager at Jennings Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your time at our brewery.

Reviewed 23 August 2018

The brewery tour was one of the best I've been on. About 20 people gathered for the tour. Our guide was very knowledgable and was able to put over the workings of the brewery in a very amusing way. We covered everything from the top...More

Thank John M
Sarah G, Manager at Jennings Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thank you for your great review. It's always great to hear of people enjoying our brewery tour!

Reviewed 19 August 2018

As it was a wet day, it was an obvious choice for a visit! We were given a warm welcome and after an interesting presentation from Jeff, he gave us a tour around the brewery. Jeff certainly knew his stuff and made the tour very...More

Thank James S
Sarah G, Manager at Jennings Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. I will pass your comments over to Geoff who was your tour guide on the day of your visit.

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We visited with a mixed age group (18, 30’s, 50’s and 60’s) and had a brilliant time. The tour was informative and the guide was happy to answer any questions throughout. It was nice to see a traditional brewery without heavy mechanisation. The tasting afterwards...More

Thank Em2205
Sarah G, Manager at Jennings Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks you so much for your kind review. We really love it when people come and have an enjoyable time at out brewery.

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We visited today and was shown around by lovely Linda. She was really clear and had lots of knowledge about the brewery and how the beer was made. Our group was not very large (around 20) which is great in comparison to carsberg, Guinness, Heineken...More

Thank Jess L
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We visited Jennings Brewery the week before last and had a thoroughly delightful time! Our two guides tag-teamed the beer making process and many tour highlights and while we've toured other breweries before, this one was by far the best! We had a small group...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Visited today and was impressed by our friendly guide Lynsey who had only been with the company about a month but still knew her stuff. We learned a lot about the beer making process and finished the tour in Jennings proper bar with several halves...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Very informative tour, discussing the history of the brewery and the brewing process itself. Our tour guide recently joined the team, but still managed to answer all questions in great detail and discussed lots of interesting talking points - very impressed. We had the chance...More

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8 June 2018|
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Response from gorby123 | Reviewed this property |
I think that Jennings brewery has an age limit of twelve years for the tours, but why not phone and ask them. They may have another solution.
20 August 2017|
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Response from Sarah G | Property representative |
You are welcome to bring a dog into the shop - but they can't go onto the tour due to health and safety. Many thanks
28 September 2016|
Response from Sharon S |
Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the Tour but you are welcome to take your dog through to the Cooperage Bar and purchase a drink there.