In 1961, Barbados introduced Banks, a home brew company that has been selling one of the most popular beers on the island. Guests can visit the property and learn how it all comes together.
The tour of Banks Brewery starts with an audiovisual presetation in the "Brewseum," which is located where the old brewhouse stands. Then, tour the Brewseum, where you will find orginal copper brewing kettles. After that you will be taken to the New Brewhouse, where stainless steel brewing kettles stand in place of the old copper ones, and a computer system monitors the brewing, bottling, and crating process. Over 10,000 bottles are produced here daily! The final part of the tour is a trip to the Beer Garden where guests are invited to sample the beer. The whole process takes approximately a half an hour and reservations are required.
Consider staying in Bridgetown if you plan on visiting Banks Brewery Visitor Centre, since visitors to this area of Barbados will have the benefit of easy brewery access for the duration of their trip. There are a good number of lodgings in the area within range of this landmark.
|Sweetfield Manor Historic Inn||B & B||0.8 mi. (2.9 km)||SW|
|Melbourne Hotel and Apartments||Hotel||1.0 mi. (2.0 km)||W|
|South Beach Resort & Vacation Club||Hotel||1.2 mi. (2.6 km)||S|
|Abbeville Hotel||Hotel||1.2 mi. (2.6 km)||S|
|Pirate's Inn||Hotel||1.2 mi. (4.0 km)||S|
|Accra Beach Hotel & Spa||Hotel||1.3 mi. (2.7 km)||S|
|Blue Horizon||Hotel||1.3 mi. (2.5 km)||S|
If you've worked up an appetite during your visit to the brewery, don't worry -- you'll find a concentration of dining possibilities within traveling distance. The most proximate eatery is KFC Collymore Rock and are a couple other restaurant choices nearby where you have the chance to give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the Barbados scene., which serves International dishes. The restaurant is a small distance away, but far enough that you may want to decide on using a means of transportation to transport your party.
The Banks Brewery opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.
A tour of the brewhouse is $8(USD), and for an additional $10(USD) they will provide transportation to and from your hotel.
Phone Number: (246) 227-6782 Or (246) 228-6486
Location: Wildey Main Road, Bridgetown, Barbados
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