You’ll find a big welcome at the Swan Brewery Tasting Days. To reach the brewery tap room you pass through the brewery itself and can stop to chat with the brewers while they go about their brewing or watch the marvellous process of turning water, malt, hops and yeast in to ale.
Tasting Days always feature a brand new beer or returning seasonal special in the spotlight plus a suite of other cask ales on the taps.The first drink is on the house and there are other local artisan drinks to taste: gin, port and cider!
Food is a firm feature of the day, with a variety of local pop ups offering delights such as Italian bakery; oven fired pizza; Shropshire turkey rolls; Japanese street food and so on.
Depending on the weather the bar may be outside. Music sometimes features.
Special feature on February 7 2020 tasting day: Brand new Bewick’s Best launches at this Tasting Day with food from Hilltop Farm Pig Roasts of Cotheridge, Worcestershire, rare breed pork rolls with homemade apple sauce, stuffing and crackling, with falafels for the non-meat eaters.
Leominster’s Swan Brewery was set up in 2015 by Jimmy Swan, a brewer of over 25 years’ experience, with the aim to brew classic beer styles exceptionally well. Based on the Leominster Enterprise Park, Jimmy brews by hand in small batches in a 10 barrel brewery, applying his expertise to create the very best ales, following careful selection of raw materials and precisely honed recipes. About 85% of the hops used are grown in Herefordshire or Worcestershire. If you plan to visit Herefordshire you will find Swan Ales in many of the local pubs and restaurants.
Places to visit and stay in Leominster.
Leominster heralds many a black and white building and is packed with antique shops, Leominster sits to the north of Hereford City, in the heart of The Herefordshire Marches and close to the border of Shropshire. Leominster heralds the start of The Black and White Trail, which you simply cannot miss on a visit to Herefordshire. All year find fantastic things to do in all weathers and amazing accommodation in the area.