Visitor Centre & Tours
Tours are available:
Monday – Thursday: 10:30 – 6pm
Friday: 10:30am – 4pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 2pm (football dependant)
If you want to know where your Castle Rock beer has come from, then book a brewery tour! The tour is conducted by Nottingham’s official “Robin Hood” (Tim Pollard). After being shown around the brewery you will be able to sample up to three beers in the visitors centre, pour your own drink and have a photo taken behind the bar. These photos are then sent to you via email.
Tours are for a minimum of 10 people, and due to the nature of the business we only allow over 18′s on the tour.
Tickets cost £12 per person, and the tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.
We also provide hot and cold food options!
Hot Meals (£6.95)
Chilli Con Carne with rice or bread (plus veggie option)
Curry and rice (plus veggie option)
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Stew (V)
Beef & Castle Rock Ale Casserole
Soup of the Day (£3.95)
With crusty bread.
Ham, Cheddar or Stilton Ploughman’s Lunch. Served with crusty bread, pork pie, pickle, apple & celery.
Finger Buffet (£6.50) – For a minimum of TEN people
A selection of filled baguettes, mini pork pies, samosas, spring rolls, brie and sun-blushed tomato quiche, stilton & smoked bacon quiche, potato salad and baby leaf salad.
“It was really good to get the opportunity to see the home of Harvest Pale and it’s great to see how well a small brewery like Castle Rock can prosper and even expand in this day and age – though I’m not sure you can still call them a small brewery!” (Kevin)
“Many thanks for last night. It was an excellent evening and the best informed brewery tour I’ve been on so far. The beer and the company weren’t bad either.” (Ivan)
“Thank you for a very pleasant trip last evening, and thanks to the staff who took us round! Much enjoyed” (Richard)
You can book in THREE ways:
1. Call the Vat & Fiddle on (0115) 985 0611
2. Provide us with the information on the below form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. OR easier still – fill in the below booking form and click submit.
***Please note, we have had issues with our email and online booking form, but can now confirm everything is functioning correctly and queries will be answered as soon as possible.***