We are a traditional 30 barrel microbrewery, nestled deep in the heart of the ‘Garden of England’ just moments from Tenterden High Street. With glorious views over rolling countryside, the brewery is housed in two old World War II Nissen buildings next to the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway. We have a brewery shop which is open: Monday-Friday: 10 am – 4 pm. Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm Car parking – We have parking facilities for 8 vehicles at the brewery, which are about 500 metres from the Brewery
Monday – Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
Our shop is accessible by steps and is therefore not accessible for wheelchair users.
Booking a tour
- All brewery tours MUST be booked in advance and take place on Saturdays (10.30am & 12.30pm) and Thursdays (2.30pm) and cost £10 per head.
- Group tours are available – please speak to the brewery directly.
Outline of the tour
Tours of the brewery consist of the following and take approximately 1.5 hours:
- Introduction to the history of Old Dairy Brewery along with a brief history of brewing in Tenterden
- Guided tour through the brewery
- Return to the bar for tastings
- Chance to look in the brewery shop
The format is subject to change on occasions. As the brewery is a working industrial site, the tour route may alter on occasions. The tour of the brewery takes around 1.5 hours in total and this includes an approximate 40 minute tour of the brewery and it is likely you will be on your feet for the whole of the tour. Visitors under the age of 18 are not permitted to participate in the tasting or go on the brewery tour. Therefore, those under 18 can stay in the shop with a parent/carer and a soft drink will be provided.
Access for brewery tours
There is no level access to the shop (which is only accessible via steps), however, we do have level access via the Brewery entrance. The brewery features a number of steps and is therefore not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility. As a food factory, it is not possible for us to accommodate guide dogs on the brewery tour but they are welcome in the Brewery Shop. Blind and partially sighted visitors are welcome on the brewery tours with sighted-carers. As the brewery is a working industrial site, activity and access do vary from day to day. Potential obstacles include large deliveries, fork-lift truck movement, raw ingredients and trailing pipes. The aroma of natural products and cleaning materials may pervade the atmosphere throughout the tour. These are harmless to healthy people but may cause discomfort to visitors with bronchial diseases, asthma or heart conditions.
Toilets are unisex and are available on site but not accessible for wheelchair users and are located in the corridor behind the shop on the left.