Following their 1 year anniversary, Robinsons Brewery in Stockport have announced new opening times for their Visit England accredited Visitors Centre.
The Apsley Street conferencing and educational centre, which has welcomed over 10,000 people since its opening in March 2013, has increased the opening hours to cope with the phenomenal demand for its facilities.
Retail Operations Manager, Simon Taylor said: “The positive feedback we’ve received since we opened in March last year has been overwhelming. With a year under our belt, the time felt right to increase our business hours and offer our unique experience to everyone 7 days a week.”
The new opening hours will see the centre open on Mondays for the first time and an additional Sunday tour added to the schedule at 2.30pm.
“Our brewery tours have proven to be a huge success” said Simon. “People love not only learning about Robinsons cask ale but also the growth of an English business that is over 175 years old. It’s been a hit with historians and beer lovers alike."
The building has hosted over 100 conferences and meetings for local businesses and groups in their Old Tom meeting Room. Just last week, Robinsons also announced the launch of a new conference room aptly named after one of the brewery’s founders; ‘Frederic’s Room’.
"Going forwards we hope to extend our business offering and the launch of our new conference room will help us achieve that,” added Simon.
The Visitors Centre is now open the following times:
Monday: 10.30am - 6pm – Large booking tours only with Conference Facilities and Unicorn Bar open.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10.30 - 6pm
Sunday: 10.30 - 5pm
Food Service Times (Hot Food)
Monday – Saturday: 12 - 5pm
Sunday: 12 - 3:30pm
A tour will typically take between 45- 60 minutes, followed by beer sampling.
Monday: Large groups on request
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Sunday: 12 - 3:30pm: 12:30pm, 2:30pm (2:30pm tour is a new time slot)
*Evening tours available for large groups on request.
Groups are always welcome but pre-booking is essential. Group Tours can be tailored to suit individual requests and can be arranged during the day, evening or weekend. Minimum of 8 people per group, and the price charged will depend on the specific times, numbers and catering requirements.
Our Tours provide an opportunity for school children or students to go behind the scenes and see how traditional skills are combined with modern equipment and technology to produce Robinsons’ famous beers.
Educational visits are suitable for those aged over 8 and can provide valuable information for science, biology (particularly micro-biology or fermentation), business studies, tourism, marketing, history and geography.