Bristol cross-harbour self-guided craft beer tour
Walking tours

Bristol cross-harbour self-guided craft beer tour

Availability: Tuesday to Sunday
Duration: from 3 hours to 5 hours
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Enjoy seven delicious locally brewed craft beers and real ales in traditional pubs and a brewery tap room
  • See lots of brilliant street art: pass a hidden Banksy and the center of Europe's largest street art festival
  • Experience Bristol's historic harbor on foot and a short ferry ride
  • Marvel at two beautiful ships with fascinating pasts
What to expect

This mystery tour takes an afternoon to explore Bristol and it's beer scene on foot. Included are seven delicious locally brewed beers on four brilliant, independent stops, a ferry journey and fascinating facts about the historic sights and street art you see on your walk.

At the starting point, a lovely pub which is over 200 years old, you'll be given your welcome envelope from one of the lovely bar staff. This will contain tokens to exchange for your beers and a map telling you where you'll be spending them! There's also your ferry fare and a card with some interesting facts about the sights and street art that you'll see on your tour.

After enjoying two local beers here, you'll venture into three other very different, independent locations in the area. There's another traditional pub with outdoor space, a brewery tap room where all of the delicious beers are brewed on the premises, and a great bar filled with curiosities. There's a locally brewed beer or three in each venue included in the price (just hand over your token), but feel free to stay for more if you like. The great thing about this tour is that you can do it at your own pace. You'll also be given a bowl of nuts in the second pub.

Aside from the ferry trip, you'll be covering a few miles on foot. There's around a fifteen to twenty-minute walk between each venue. Taking your time is especially important on this tour because you pass right by historic gems, such as the SS Great Britain and The Matthew, as well as loads of brilliant street art pieces painted for Upfest, Europe's largest street art festival (don't forget to look behind you!) Your map will also take you to a hidden Banksy. Typically, people spend 3-5 hours taking this tour and it's best taken during daylight.

There will be plenty of beer styles to try on your tour, including pale ales, IPA'S, lagers, wheat beer, traditional bitter ale, stouts and porters. If you don't fancy just drinking beer, there are some excellent ciders available instead to enjoy.

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What's included
  • Seven different beers. A combination of half pints and third pints
  • Bowl of nuts in second stop
  • Cross-Harbour ferry
What's not included
  • SS Great Britain or The Matthew you (tickets are available to buy and The Matthew sometimes does cruises along the harbor)
  • Extra drinks or snacks (purchasable)

The Three Tuns, Saint George's Road, Bristol, UK

Meeting point:

When you arrive, introduce yourself at the bar, saying you are on a Bristol Hoppers tour and the member of staff will find your welcome envelope. Please give your first name as you gave it on the booking form.

What to remember
  • The minimum age for this tour is 18 years in line with UK drinking law
  • Well behaved dogs kept under control are welcome on this tour too!
  • Group sizes are limited to six people as the venues are reasonably small and some will not accept large groups
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  • From Tuesday to Sunday
  • Various afternoon timeslots; please see calendar

Some dates or times may be unavailable due to special events, sporting fixtures (the route takes you close to Ashton Gate where Bristol City football and Bristol Bears rugby play) or because a lot of other people have already booked this tour at that time.

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Bristol Hoppers
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 90 % refund if you cancel up to 6 days before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 1 day before, you can still receive a 75 % refund.

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