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Breweries and Vineyards

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Grain Brewery

Grain Brewery

Grain Brewery was born in 2006 from a desire for a fresh start, a distaste for the corporate life, and a love of good beer. Housed in an old dairy and barns at South Farm, in the Waveney Valley, a few miles from Alburgh (pronounced Arrbraa), it is in the heart of Britain’s best barley growing land. Grain are proud producers of a wide range of national award winning beers in both keg and cask.

Grain have four pubs within the East Anglia area, the nearest being in the Corn Hall in Diss, but why not pop along to the source of the nectar at one of the regular open days, usually held on the the last Saturday of the month from March to December. Check the website for dates.


Tel: 01986 788884
E-mail: info@grainbrewery.co.uk
Website: http://www.grainbrewery.co.uk
Address: South Farm, Alburgh, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 0BS

Harleston Cider

Harleston Cider

Harleston Cider Co. are a family of cider makers based in the Waveney Valley, on the border with Norfolk and Suffolk. Ken, the Master Cider Maker, began making cider in 2010 when he noticed apples were going to waste in neighbour's gardens. Seven years later a burgeoning interest in putting wasted apples to good use has grown into a family-driven cider making team.

It's been a fun journey and lots has evolved along the way but Ken has remained steadfast to his principle of using local produce.  Apples are now mainly sourced from surrounding East Anglian orchards but the team still enjoy taking donations from generous neighbours. Since half the team live in Newcastle they like to throw in the odd Geordie apple too!

Harleston Cider have won a few CAMRA awards along the way and have recently branched out into vinegar and cider-infused seasonings. In the winter-time things are spiced up with mulled cider at fairs and events.

Harleston Cider is sold in local pubs within the East Anglia area, the nearest being in the Old Kings Head in Brockdish, There are also outlets to buy bottles to drink at home, but why not pop along to the source of the ambrosia at one of the montly open days. Check the website for dates


E-mail: info@harlestoncider.co.uk
Website: www.harlestoncider.co.uk/
Address: Harleston Cider Co. Forge Business Centre (Unit 12) Upper Rose Lane Palgrave IP22 1AP

St Peter's Brewery

St Peter's Brewery

St. Peter’s Brewery is based at St. Peter South Elmham, near Bungay in Suffolk. The brewery itself was built in 1996 and is housed in an attractive range of traditional former agricultural buildings adjacent to St. Peter's Hall.

Siting the brewery at St. Peter's was ideal because of the excellent water quality from it's own deep bore-hole. Locally malted barley is used, together with Kentish hops, to produce a range of classical English cask-conditioned ales. In addition the company produces a range of superb bottled beers.

St Peter's brew 'traditional' beers (bitters, mild etc.) as well as some more unusual beers such as honey porter and fruit beer. Replicating what was common practice up to the Nineteenth Century to add fruits and honey to beers to create special seasonal brews.

Thus blackcurrant and gooseberry beers would be brewed when soft fruits were readily available while at Christmas-time dried fruits, spices and orange peel would be added to create a special Christmas Ale.


Tel: 01986 782322
E-mail: beers@stpetersbrewery.co.uk
Website: http://www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk
Address: St Peter's Hall, St Peter, South Elmham, Suffolk, NR35 1NQ

Flint Vineyard

Flint Vineyard

Ben and Hannah Witchell established Flint Vineyard in 2016. Ben has spent the last six years studying oenology (the science of wine) and has gained hands-on experience at some of the best wineries in France and California. Hannah has lived and worked on vineyards around the world. Together with Ben, she defines the vision for Flint and looks after the marketing and sales operation.

In 2016 three hectares of vines were planted, to create a state of the art winery and processed 11 tonnes of grapes to make the first wines. The winery is open for tours and tastings throughout the year. Check the website for more details.


Tel: 01986 893209
E-mail: hannah@flintvineyard.com
Website: http://www.flintvineyard.com
Address: Flint Vineyard, Middle Road, Earsham, Bungay

Valley Farm Vineyard

Valley Farm Vineyard

Valley Farm Vineyards is set in an idyllic corner of Suffolk where mature vines produce quality grapes.  You can take the self-guided tour - map and notes available; but call beforehand to check opening times and avoid disappointment.  Afterwards enjoy a chat and a tasting - the 2015 View East will be chilled and ready for you. 

If you are a group of 6 or more call to arrange a private tutored tour and tasting session.  The tour typically takes an hour, is 1.5 km and is followed up by a tasting session of two wines.  

If you are looking to join a public tutored tour these will be running on the first Saturday of the month from January - October, subject to sufficient numbers.


E-mail: info@valleyfarmvineyards.co.uk
Website: http://www.valleyfarmvineyards.co.uk
Address: Valley Farm, Wissett, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 0JJ

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