Thank you for your enquiry regarding a visit to Ballards Brewery. These usually take place on a weekday evening, starting at around 7.30. This is flexible, depending on your travel time. The usual length of a visit is around 2 hours.
The brewery is very small, which means that nearly all the equipment can be seen from one area, and it is not necessary to go up stairs, so sampling of our draught beers can continue on a help-yourself basis throughout the tour. A description is given of the brewing process, a brief history of the brewery, the beers and the way a micro brewery operates. All questions will be answered to the best of my ability!
There will be an opportunity to sample our bottled beers, including the 7.4% In The Drink, and these will be on sale, together with T and Sweat shirts, and various other merchandise.
It must be remembered that the brewery is very much a working environment; the floor will be wet in places, and it may be cold, so suitable footwear and warm clothing is essential. We have wheelchair access to the brewery, but depending on the width of the
chair it may not be possible to access the toilet.
We have no facilities for catering at the brewery, but meals or snacks may be arranged in advance at several local pubs which serve our beers:
The Keepers Arms, Trotton, contact Sylvia or Sharon on 01730 813724
The Three Horseshoes, Elsted, contact Sue Beavis 01730 821746 (no wheelchair access)
The Elsted Inn, Elsted, contact Malcolm or Lisa on 01730 813662
Please contact me, Carola Brown, on 01730 821301, for any further information and to arrange a date.
We look forward to welcoming you, and hope you will enjoy your visit.