East of England

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Adnams

Be prepared for an inspiring time when you visit Suffolk's major brewery in the enchanting coastal town of Southwold. In business since 1872, Adnams produces about a dozen beers plus some one-offs. Minimising environmental impact and contributing to the community is vital to the whole company. Most recent news is the opening in 2010 of the Copper House Distillery, where gin and vodka are being produced in small batches, to be joined eventually by whisky.

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Dedham Vale Vineyard

With its 40 acres of vineyards, Dedham Vale Vineyard is situated against the enchanting backdrop of Stour Valley and its wild flower meadows, lakes and woodlands. Not only have they got the views, their green credentials are exemplary, and you'll be able to see three alternative energy projects in action when you visit the vineyard.

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Grain

A rural producer in the beautiful Waveney Valley, Grain is one of East Anglia’s most go-ahead small breweries. Run by the friendly Geoff Wright and Phil Halls, either – or both – of whom you are likely to meet if you pay a visit, Grain sits near the Suffolk/Norfolk border in converted farm buildings, a few miles from Alburgh (pronounced Arrbraa).

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Grain Brewery

A rural producer in the beautiful Waveney Valley, Grain is one of East Anglia’s most go-ahead small breweries. Run by the friendly Geoff Wright and Phil Halls, either – or both – of whom you are likely to meet if you pay a visit, Grain sits near the Suffolk/Norfolk border in converted farm buildings, a few miles from Alburgh (pronounced Arrbraa).

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Green Jack

Traditional real ales are on the menu at Green Jack brewery, where they've also been experimenting with adding a contemporary edge take to their range of beers since they opened in 2009 - think orange wheat beer sitting comfortably alongside bitters, stouts and a ever-changing range of seasonal specials.  

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Norwich City of Ale

Norwich City of Ale is back, and it is bigger and better than ever. Honestly, it’s true. It already had an ample sufficiency of pubs and breweries involved. This year, there are even more, plus a clutch of Ale Trails, and the inaugural FemAle festival.

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St Peter's Brewery

Established in 1996 next to the historic 13th-century St Peter’s Hall, St Peter’s is a small brewery set in an unspoiled part of the north Suffolk countryside. Set in beautiful gardens, St Peter's is as well known abroad as it is at home, with half of its beers heading overseas.

Water from the brewery’s own well, 100m below, is combined with locally-grown malted barley and hops from Kent and abroad.

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The Old Cannon

Tucked away up the side streets of the elegant market town of Bury St Edmunds is The Old Cannon, a craft brewery with a difference. You can sip your pint within eye-shot of the brewing vessels while you sample some of talented chef Adrian Newcombe’s tasty, locally inspired Cannon Fodder. Famed for his Gunner’s Daughter sausages, with spent grain going to the Lavenham Heritage herd, watch out for the Red Poll specials on the menu. Just over the cobbled courtyard where the original brewery used to be, comfortable, modern bedrooms make this a nice spot to base your Suffolk getaway.

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Wells & Young's Brewery

The UK's largest private brewery, Wells & Young's is open for group tours. Bedford's largest employer – its location for over 100 years – the Eagle Brewery is home to iconic beers like Bombardier.

Using water from the well Charles Wells sunk in the early 1900s the company is home to more Master Brewers than any other UK brewery. With Courage beers also brewed at the Eagle Brewery, there's more than a little variety to find out about.

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West Street Vineyard and Visitor Centre

Located within walking distance of the beautiful village of Coggeshall, just to the west of Colchester and within an hour of East London, you could be forgiven for thinking you are in the New World as you sit overlooking the vineyard in the blonde wood and open-windowed café.

Wander over to the wine wall and choose from any number of English wines while you enjoy a platter of local cheese or cold cuts for lunch. Venture out into the vineyard or sign up for a wine tasting course – Jane Mohan's delightful Wine Barn caters for all.

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