The Chiltern Brewery

Features

  • Tours Tours
  • Bar Bar
  • Shop Shop
  • Public Transport within 5 miles Public Transport within 5 miles
  • Eco Initiatives Eco Initiatives

Tour details

Individuals

Tours take place on Fridays and Saturdays, last about an eye, and can be booked online. You are welcomed with a half of your choice, before heading around the brewhouse and fermenting room. Then it’s back into the wood-clad brewery shop for a tutored beer and food matching. The ever-engaging Viv will choose three of the beers on tap at the moment, so it might be a light ale to start, following by a stronger barley wine with some cheese and chutney or a piece of the brewery’s rich fruitcake.

Groups

Group tours by prior arrangement. Minimum age 18.

Shop

The shop sells The Chiltern Brewery's full range of bottled and draught beers; plus locally made wines, ciders, condiments and cordials. You can also buy fresh bread, fudge and fruit cake that have been made with the brewery's ales.

Public Transport 

Station: Wendover, 2 miles 

Opening times

Shop

Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm

Not open on bank holidays

Prices

Individual tours: £10.50

Get in Touch

Tel:  01296 613647
Email: enquiries@chilternbrewery.co.uk
www.chilternbrewery.co.uk

Twitter: Chiltern_Brewer

The Chiltern Brewery
Nash Lee Road, Terrick
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP17 9TQ
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Run by brothers George and Tom Jenkinson, The Chiltern Brewery is the oldest independent micro brewery in Bucks and the Chilterns. Founded in 1980 by their father and mother, Richard and Lesley Jenkinson, its emphasis is on age-old production methods and British ingredients.

Although there's no restaurant on site, there is a friendly beer garden and The Chiltern Brewery runs the delightful Farmers’ Bar at The King’s Head in the heart of Aylesbury. So, if you're feeling peckish head for the charm of this 15th century inn, with its friendly staff, pretty courtyard garden, and tasty food.

Beyond the fun of their inspiring tours – see Info tab above – the brewery shop hosts other events, including Meet the Producer events, This includes the creators of other British drinks they stock, so you might find a winemaker or a distiller behind the bar. For more information visit its website. The brewery shop has an extensive range of artisanal British food products, including goods made with The Chiltern Brewery's own ale. There is also the opportunity to design your own label beer.

Don't miss

  • Mash Tun Marmalade – deliciously zesty, this coarse cut marmalade is made with darkly roasted malt poached from the brewery's supplies
  • Barley Wine Fruitcake – utterly moreish, with dark fruit and spices, this is perfect either with tea or coffee, or a wee glass of Bodger's Barley Wine.

Silverware

  • 300s Old AleGold, SIBA Midlands Competition for the Porters, Strong Milds and Old Ales Category, 2010
  • Lord Lieutenant's PorterDiploma, BBI National Award, August 2010   
  • Chiltern PearlGold, Bitter Category, CAMRA Reading Beer Festival, 2010

Eco-friendly initiatives

  • Food miles kept to a minimum – all ingredients sourced as locally as possible
  • Used malt is collected by local farmer to feed cattle
  • Spent hops bagged up for use as garden mulch

Community

The Chiltern Brewery supports various local charities. They've launched a bottled beer called Monument Ale to support the Coombe Hill Monument Appeal, which intends to restore a local war memorial

Trade bodies

SIBA, CAMRA

Tourism board

Bucks, Berks & Oxon Food Group

Visited: Spring 2012