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When you’re next staying at Studley Castle, Gunton Hall or Corton, how about scheduling in a tour and tastings at a local brewery or distillery?
(Please check in advance as pre-booking may be required)

Purity Brewery Co, 10-minute drive from Studley Castle Hotel

Purity Brewery Co

10-min drive from Studley Castle, B49 6JF
This award-winning brewery is set on a 400-acre working farm a short drive (or leisurely walk across the fields) from the hotel. The Good Pub Guide named it Brewery of the Year in 2018. Tours include the ins and outs of how the locally crafted beers and ales are produced with hands-on rubbing the hops and smelling the malt. They culminate with those all-important tastings.

Shakespeare Distillery, 20-minute drive from Studley Castle Hotel

Shakespeare Distillery

20-min drive from Studley Castle, CV37 9RQ
Just outside Stratford-upon-Avon, this working distillery offers a fun and informative insight into the distilling, blending and bottling of gin – a bit of history too. Tours conclude with a tutored tasting of at least three spirits, plus the obligatory Gin & Tonic.

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Adnams Southwold, 40-minute drive from Corton and Gunton Hall Coastal Villages

Adnams Southwold

40-min drive from Corton and Gunton Hall, IP18 6JW
In the centre of lovely Southwold, tours at this award-winning brewery are led by experienced guides with 90 minutes dedicated to what makes the brews here so special. Currently, visits during the week feature external history walks, then a detailed tasting and explanation of the brewing process. At the weekend, there’s access inside the building, followed by samplings in the tours centre.

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