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Forthcoming Tours & Events

All tours start from London unless stated otherwise, but may sometimes be joined en-route

RAIL ALE RAMBLES: Day trips by train, sometimes with an overnight option, to interesting real ale breweries and pubs. These tours may be arranged at quite short notice, so check back often.

WEEKEND EXPLORERS: Long weekend trips, in the UK and Europe, visiting interesting breweries and pubs with added rail or cultural interest such as steam railways, narrow gauge lines, tram systems, funiculars or museums.

EXPLORER HOLIDAYS: 1 or 2 weeks or perhaps longer, to destinations in Britain, Europe and beyond, usually with brewery visits and rail interest.



Tuesday 9th April to Tuesday 16th April 2019

Bordeaux and Montpellier EXPLORER


To a very similar itinerary as the one postponed. Modern hotels have been booked in Bordeaux for the faithful, close to station. Price reduction! If you wish to book do

so quickly as the rooms are going fast and can now only be booked upon receipt of applications.

Details & Booking Form




Fri 10th to Monday 13th May 2019



Based in Paignton. Plenty of breweries that we haven’t previously visited including Bays and Teignworthy, GBG pubs, South Devon and Kingswear & Dartmouth heritage railways and other attractions amidst the scenery of the “English Riviera”. Options for Babbacombe model village,

cliff lift, Kent’s Caverns.

Details & Booking Form





Thursday 6th June to Saturday 15th June 2019


Cities with great interest and history, Wroclaw’s huge Beerfest, Krakow for those who have still to go – or wish a repeat visit after many years. Trams in both cities (of course). Elblag for its river boat lifts – if fully working by then. Flights by Wizz will be guaranteed – they have set up a GB base to beat any Brexit woes.


From the Beer Festival website:

Centrum Kultury Zamek in Wrocław invites you to take part in this Festival of Good Beer, the largest and the oldest craft beer festival in Poland.

Hundreds of bottled and draught beers from top Polish and foreign breweries
Premiere of the Festival Beer, brewed by Browar Nepomucen
Breweries of Wrocław and surrounding area
New beer premieres
Wroclaw Brewery Workshops
Home brewing shows
Beer tastings & other seminars
Beer bloggers zone

Cooking with beer shows
Workshops and tastings
Best food tracks

Details & Booking Form


Friday 3rd October to Monday 7th October 2019

The Green Hop Festival & MALVERNS EXPLORER

Staying in Worcester and including a visit to the biggest Green Hop festival in the UK, based at the Talbot (Teme Valley Brewery) at Knightwick

The festival itself is expected to include thirty plus beers from various local breweries, many showcasing the use of green hops in the brew. Teme Valley Brewery will once again be leading the charge, with many other Hop Shire based breweries getting involved as well.Live music, great beer, and delicious food. Of course, we shall be visiting many other attractions too including up to 8 small breweries from Pershore to the Malvern Hills, country pubs, the Severn Valley Railway, free time in the city of Worcester. The Fownes Hotel - a former glove factory - will be our base.  All booked and planned.


Details later


Thursday 28th November to Monday 2nd December 2019


Our annual visit to the continent for beer and markets. Venue to be decided, but Riga (Latvia) is being investigated. It has great markets, a large tram system, very good value, and it was the first Eastern Europe country we visited 19 years ago.

Details later




Late May tbc

Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway region plus a couple of islands in the River Clyde. Great scenery and new breweries have persuaded us to offer this attractive Explorer tour

Details later











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