This year I was taken to a very interesting place called Batemans Brewery. A unique place belonging to Batemans who are a family owned craft brewers and have been in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire since 1874.
Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre is situated in an old windmill near the River Steeping. It is a very pretty place and has a lovely beer garden for sunny days. It is perfect for the whole family with all kinds of giant games. Unfortunately, on the day we visited, it was raining so we had a nice drink in Mr George’s Windmill Bar. Apparently it is named after the grandson of the original owner. As the bar is also inside the windmill, it has a very funky curved shape! The bar is lined with all kinds of bottles and mementos of past functions. They also have displays of the biggest bottled beer collection in the world!
Other features include function rooms and a Brewery Shop, which sells all kinds of locally produced merchandise. There is also a Brewery Tour, which we missed this trip but hope to join next time round.
This is a very worthwhile place to visit and I am looking forward to revisiting with our great friends who took us there.