The designated driver is in for a hard time on this road trip! You can sample as you learn at these Welsh distilleries, breweries and vineyards along The Coastal Way

Dà Mhìle Distillery, Ceredigion

The Dà Mhìle Distillery shares land with Caws Teifi Cheese. Pop into the shop to see and sample their lines of gin, whisky, brandy and scotch. Distillery tours run on certain days of the week in spring and summer, but you have to book in advance. On a tour, you'll see all of the different aspects of the production process, including ageing, brewing, distilling and bottling. Every tour gets to go to the tasting gallery, and sometimes you can try alcohol straight from the still.

Gwaun Valley Brewery, Fishguard

Surrounded by the stunning Preseli Hills, the family-run Gwaun Valley Brewery is worth a visit for the views alone! We recommend you head to the microbrewery itself, which runs tours, sells real ales and keeps pigs. You'll know by the smell in the air whether it's a brewing day. If you smell malted barley and hops as you park up, you've timed it well for a tour and a taste of real ale!

Purple Moose Brewery, Porthmadog

Purple Moose's 40-barrel microbrewery sits close to Snowdonia in Porthmadog. Give them a call to find out when tours are taking place.  You can join an hour-long tour of the brewing process by one of their expert brewers. You'll see every stage and have a chance to ask questions before the much-anticipated tasting at the end. There's a small fee for the tour, but included in the price is a voucher for a free pint at Purple Moose's pub, The Australia, and a voucher for their shop, both in Porthmadog. 

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

Purple Moose: brewery tour, hops and Snowdonia Ale

Bluestone Brewing Co, Cilgwyn

Named after the nearby Bluestone mountains, family-run microbrewery Bluestone Brewing Co. is proud to be associated with big and bold things, for that's what they aim for in their brews. The team use water that is filtered through the local mountains before it collects in a well on-site. It goes straight from the well into the process that creates their handcrafted real ales. Enjoy brewery tours, beer tasting and other events throughout the year.

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