About Us

We are an independent business whose aim is to organise events, trails & visits to pubs, breweries & distilleries for those people interested in beer & brewing.

We pride ourselves on organising events that work for everyone involved. Our team has a vast amount of experience of organising events, in communicating with customers &, very importantly, visiting pubs & breweries all over the UK & Northern Europe!

Prior to setting up a new ale trail or brewery experience day, we carry out a great deal of research in the area to find out about the pubs & breweries available. We then look at a route that works in terms of time & practicality (can a 12 metre long bus or coach safely pick-up & drop-off, for example) selecting pubs & breweries that offer a friendly welcome, interesting surroundings & (some would say most importantly!) a good pint. We will contact publicans & brewers to arrange a visit to discuss the trail & check out the facilities. Hop & Grain will then get on with the business of advertising the trail & post regular updates on our Social Media pages, sharing information that the pubs & breweries provide to ‘whet your appetite’ for the event. Several of the pubs on one of our ale trails offer great pub food & in some cases entertainment, for ale trailers to enjoy throughout the day. Our website, Social Media, posters will advertise what each pub will offer so that you can plan your day, where to start, where to have lunch & where you can find a live band, karaoke or somewhere to dance later in the day!

You can expect a great day out with us & a visible ‘Hop & Grain presence’ as we want to ensure that everyone enjoys themselves. At each event we organise, there will be Hop & Grain team members on duty & available to oversee it from beginning to end. Be it one of our 1 day Real Ale trails or a longer event including organised visits or a festival, being there is important to all involved. Unlike other event companies, we have complete confidence in what we do & are therefore comfortable in being on the front line!