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Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre

Apsley Street, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 1JJ

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Tel: 0161 612 4100

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About Us

***WINNER OF THE SMALL VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards 2014*** Once upon a time, on September 29th 1838, there was an ordinary man called William Robinson, a cotton weaver of modest means, who bought a small pub called the Unicorn Inn on Lower Hillgate.

The Robinsons family have been brewing beer at the Unicorn brewery in the heart of Stockport ever since. Pop in to Robinsons Visit England accredited Visitors Centre and discover the story for yourself.

Visitors can marvel at the magic of the brewing process, admire new and original brewing equipment as they tour around the brew house, play with interactive screens, create their own perfect pub guide, visit the Shire horses (almost as famous as the brewery itself), buy beer related gifts and also explore some real vintage gems showcasing just how things have changed since 1838. Guests are invited to round off their visit with a delicious homemade lunch or afternoon tea – freshly prepared, using local ingredients and of course sample some of Robinsons’ finest cask ales (or soft drinks for those who are driving!).

The Visitors Centre also houses state of the art conferencing and training facilities; offering the perfect setting to mix business with pleasure.

For more information on tickets, training courses, and conference facilities at Robinsons new Visitors Centre, visit or call 0161 612 4100.

Robinsons – Bringing Brewing to Life!

Opening Times:
Monday Closed
Tuesday to Saturday 10:30am - 6pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays 12 noon - 4pm
Excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Tour Times:
Monday Closed
Tuesday to Saturday 11:30am, 13:30pm, 15:30pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays 12:30pm

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Family£24.00 family
Adult£8.95 adult
Students & Senior Citizens£7.50 concession
Under 17 yrs£5.00 child

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Road Directions

We are on a direct route from the M6 and M62, in our positioning close to the M60 Junctions 26 and 27- ideal if travelling from Cheshire, North Wales, Lancashire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester or further afield. Plus with easy access to the A6, we are perfectly located for day visits from Derbyshire.

Public Transport Directions

Robinsons is located in the heart of Stockport's redevelopment area on historic Lower Hillgate, five minutes' walk from the Mersey Way shopping centre and approximately 10-15 minutes’ walk from Stockport main line Railway Station.


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Recent Reviews:

  • Nightingale78
    Trip Type:
    Excellent Brewery Tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 16th March 2018
    Fabulous tour around the brewery. Barry was a fantastic tour guide, full of information. He was clearly very passionate about Robinsons. Great that Robinsons have retained the old brewing equipment... Read full review
  • HappyWanderer018
    Trip Type:
    Interesting and well presented
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 8th March 2018
    A friend kindly purchased a voucher for my wife and I. We found the experience interesting particularly the details about how the waste products are recycled so imaginatively. The guide was very... Read full review
  • JB_4787
    Northampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Work trip
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th March 2018
    This was a belated Christmas do with my work colleagues, an extremely enjoyable and informative tour. I highly recommend visiting this brewery. Read full review


Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups


  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Small Visitor Attraction of the Year MC Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Tuesday - Saturday10:30 - 18:00*
Sunday12:00 - 16:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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