Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre

Apsley Street, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 1JJ

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  • Inside Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre
  • 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 or call 0161 612 4100.

Robinsons – Bringing Brewing to Life!


 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. 


 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.

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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

2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
Monday - Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:30 - 18:00
Sunday10:30 - 16:00


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


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:

    • 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
    • 1000CPG
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Beast bikers of all colours welcome pub in Yorkshire
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 29th August 2020
      This is a great place makes all my favourite beer. Also I am happy they greet the rainbow coalition. Todmorden is famous for having highest density of lesbians in the UK. but gay/trans is also high... Read full review



    • 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


    • 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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