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Tour details

Individuals & Groups

Tours can be arranged Mon to Fri, with evening visits available on Tues, Wed or Thurs. All are subject to availability so it is best to book well in advance. The tour lasts around three hours, finishing with a chance to sample four half pints in the Visitor's Centre. Min no for evening tours, 15-20; max in day/evening: 40/45.


Marston's goods

Public Transport

Train: Burton-upon-Trent

Opening times

For tours only

Mon-Fri:  11am, 12.30pm, 2pm
Tues-Thurs: 7pm


Adults: £6
Children, 12-17: £2

Get in Touch

Tel: 01283 507391

The Brewery
Shobnall Road
DE14 2BW
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Marston's has been at the heart of Britain's brewing mecca, Burton, for nearly 170 years. It sustains its reputation as an upholder of tradition with energy, being the only brewer still to employ coopers and to use Burton Union sets to ferment its beers – opposing regiments of casks connected with shiny pipes to a long, open-topped fermenting trough. In recognition of the respect they are held in, the room holding six pairs is known as the "cathedral". 

But Marston's isn't stuck in the past, and the highly informative tour illustrates this well. Friendly guides fill visitors in on the area's extensive brewing history and the pivotal role of Burton's water before taking groups into the iconic tower brewery.

While traversing the vast brewhouse, the intricacies of said brewing reactions are deftly explained before entering the bottling hall. To finish, generous samples are provided in the convivial Visitor's Centre, with a fun selection of memorabilia to take a look at.

Visited: Spring 2010