North Wales

Aber Falls Distillery, Llanfairfechan, near Conwy

The distillery is the first of its kind in North Wales for more than 100 years. Heralding the area and its natural beauty, the brand offers a range of award-winning, premium gins and liqueurs, made using Welsh inspired ingredients and botanicals, including; Welsh Dry, Orange Marmalade and Rhubarb & Ginger gins, and Salted Toffee, Violet and Coffee and Dark Chocolate Liqueurs. Their single malt whisky created with specially crafted local ingredients was first available in 2021. Distillery tours are offered and include master classes, lab experiences, and an opportunity to sample and purchase from the range of premium quality spirits. There is a bistro with a locally sourced menu and gift shop on-site. Coach parking is available.

A row of six colourful gin bottles on display.
Vats in a gin making distillery.

Aber Falls Distillery

Bragdy Conwy Brewery, Llysfaen, near Conwy

The first Brewery in Conwy for over 100 years. Specialising in cask and bottle conditioned ales of the highest quality using soft water from the mountains of Eryri (Snowdonia) and no artificial ingredients. Tours of the brewery which include sampling must be pre-booked and last approximately 1hr 30min. They also provide a design your own beer day for up to eight guests (postage will be chargeable to ship the six cases of designer beer) and brewer for a day for up to four guests. There is adequate parking for one coach.

Selection of Bragdy Conwy Brewery bottles of beer.
A brewery tour taking place.

Bragdy Conwy Brewery

Bragdy Cybi, Holyhead, Anglesey

The brewery is based in a retail park just off the coastal road, a five minute drive from Holyhead town and one mile (1.6km) from the train station and ferry port. Private beer tasting sessions can be offered in the taproom at the brewery for groups of six or more by prior engagement. Allow two hours for a session. Clients will learn about the beers and may even get to try the newest recipes. Parking is available for small coaches and minibuses.

Three pints of beer on a serving tray at a bar next to pumps.
A bar in a taproom with beer brewing vats behind.

Bragdy Cybi, Holyhead, Anglesey

Cwrw Cader Ales, Dolgellau

First established in 2012, the brewery has grown, although it is still considered a micro-brewery. The water is sourced from the Dolgellau hills and mountains. Tours of five or more guests must pre-book. The tour which includes tasting lasts approximately 1hr. There is coach parking available in the nearby Marian Mawr car park.

Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard, Conwy

The family vineyard enjoys views of the Eryri National Park (Snowdonia National Park). The soil and North Wales climate helps the hybrid grape work. Tours for up to 20 visitors take place on set days and last up to 2hr. Parking is more suitable for a small coach or minibus.

Gwinllan Vineyard grapes growing on vines.

Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard

Llanfairpwll Distillery, Anglesey

Clients can discover how gin and rum are made with a guided tour for groups up to 10. The 1hr behind the scenes tour includes tasting and an opportunity to ask questions. A discount is offered for products from the shop. There is parking suitable for a minibus outside the premises.

Group of people on a tour of a distillery.

Llanfairpwll Distillery

Pant Du Vineyard, Caernarfon

Not only a vineyard but an orchard located at the foot of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) on the glacial slopes of the beautiful Nantlle Valley. The family-run business sell wine, cider, apple juice and spring water with a café on-site. Guided tours, private parties and wine tastings are available. There is adequate parking for small coaches.

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Penderyn Llandudno Lloyd St Distillery, Llandudno

Penderyn has now opened a second site in Llandudno . Water from a reservoir on the Great Orme, the prominent headland overlooking the town, is used to produce their peat based whisky here. The 1hr  tour will allow your clients to learn about the history of Penderyn, the building and how the whisky is made, followed by a tasting. Products can be purchased in the gift shop. Masterclasses are also available in this site. Limited coach parking is available on request but alternative parking is available at Builder Street. Group rates available.

A room with bottles of whisky in glass cabinets and black cabinets.
A room with a vat and distilling equipment.

Penderyn Llandudno Lloyd St Distillery

Purple Moose Brewery, Porthmadog

Y Bragdy Mws Piws / The Purple Moose Brewery is a 40 barrel micro-brewery based in the historic harbour town of Porthmadog close to the mountains of Eryri (Snowdonia). There are set down points in the town centre with coach parking available near the leisure centre.

A hand in a bag of hops at Purple Moose Brewery.
A group of people taking a tour around Purple Moose: brewery.
A glass of Purple Moose Snowdonia Ale sitting next to its bottle.

Purple Moose Brewery

Red Wharf Bay Vineyard, Anglesey

Situated in Anglesey, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but with strong links to the sun-baked countryside of Andalucia, Spain, this vineyard offers a unique perspective on wine production. They offer 2hr tours (by arrangement) and are conducted personally by the owner, who happily discusses the many pitfalls suffered prior to the success of the vineyard. Your clients will taste three wines, including the wine with the longest name in the world, enjoy ‘Anglesey Tapas’ and view strikingly coloured imported Spanish ceramics in this delightful setting. Tours from the cruise ships at Holyhead can be arranged for a maximum of 19. Minimum for a group tour is four. It's location means it is only suitable for minibuses.

Rows of grape vines on the hills overlooking the coastline.

Red Wharf Bay Vineyard, Anglesey

Tŷ Croes Vineyard, Anglesey

First established in 2003, the two and a half acre plantation of grapes produces both white and red wine. The vineyard can be toured at a small fee, including tasting the wine which can be purchased at the shop. A small herd of Highland cattle can also be seen when visiting. Parking is suitable for small minibuses. 

Mid Wales

Dà Mhìle Distillery, Llandysul

Set in a beautiful 17th century gallery, talks and gin tastings are available to book Monday to Friday. The session lasts around 30-45min depending on group size and questions asked. Groups will hear about the history of the farm  and business, and have the opportunity to taste the four organic gins. The Farm Shop is open Monday-Friday 10am to 4pm where clients can sample and purchase other spirits and Caws Teifi cheese. Booking in advance is essential. There is suitable parking and access for a minibus or small seater coach (up to around 30 seats).

Dà Mhìle Distillery Organic Seaweed Gin pouring.
A white stone cottage with several small windows and a Mhile Distillery marked on the wall.

Dà Mhìle Distillery

Dyfi Distillery, Machynlleth

Although tours are not offered, it is worth a visit to as they welcome "curious and enthusiastic gin hunters". Awarded best Gin in the UK for its Pollination Gin in 2017, the distillery is located at Corris Caverns, between Machynlleth and Dollgellau. Established in 2016, they also won seven medals at the International Wine and Spirit competition. There are parking facilities for coaches.

Reihenweise Gin-Flaschen in einem Regal.

Dyfi Distillery

In the Welsh Wind Distillery, near Cardigan

The distillery offers gin tasting experiences for up 30 guests which runs for up to 90 minutes. They also offer a 2hr bespoke gin making experience for up to eight couples. Booking is essential. There is parking which could accommodate a coach or minibus.

One of the displays at In The Welsh Wind brewery.

In the Welsh Wind Distillery

Monty's Brewery, Montgomery

The award winning brewery offers talks and tastings for groups of eight or more at their main production site. Booking is essential. Access and parking is suitable for minibuses only.

The owners of a brewery standing by large silver vats.

Pam and Russ Honeyman, Monty's Brewery

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