Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre

Apsley Street, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 1JJ

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Tel: 0161 612 4100

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  • See how beer is brewed at Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre
  • Visit the Shire Horses at Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre
  • Grab lunch or a bite to eat at the cafe onsite at Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre

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About Us

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 www.robinsonsvisitorscentre.com.uk or call 0161 612 4100.

Robinsons – Bringing Brewing to Life!

 OPENING TIMES

 Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm 

 Friday 9am - 6pm 

 Saturday 10.30am - 6pm 

 Sunday 10.30am - 4pm 

 Excluding Bank Holidays, Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day when we are closed.

A tour will typically take between 60 - 75 minutes, followed by beer sampling. 

TOUR TIMES

 MondayLarge groups available on request 

 Tuesday to Saturday 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm 

 Sunday 11.30am, 1.30pm 

 Excluding Bank Holidays, Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day when we are closed.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.95 adult
Family£25.00 family
Students & Senior Citizens£8.95 concession
Under 17 yrs£5.95 child

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

Opening Times

2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:30 - 18:00
Sunday10:30 - 16:00

Awards

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

Directions

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:

  • C8807VUdavidh
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Excellent tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd March 2020
    Best brewery tour I've been on. Our tour guide Gary was exceptional, describing the brewing techniques peppered with history of the firm all delivered with a large helping of humour. An hour and a... Read full review
  • PhillOldfield
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great Brewery Tour
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 4th March 2020
    Really happy with the brewery tour. Gary did particularly well at giving a decent background to the company's history in an interesting talk before the actual tour. Again during the tour Gary was... Read full review
  • gjb2020
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Brewery tour and food
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 8th March 2020
    Having done the brewery tour twice now, I would definitely recommend it. Good way to start a Saturday and even better way to start a Saturday on the ale Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Some Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors 
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

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

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

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

Contact Us

Tel: 0161 612 4100

Tel: 0161 612 4100

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