Scotland's Best Breweries And Brewery Tours

Scotland is home to many a craft creator, giving you plenty of options when it comes to learning about the beer making process. From innovative micro-breweries tucked away in bustling cities to stunning brewhouses perched on the shoreline of the North Sea, these places are creating some of the finest ciders, lagers and IPAs in the country. Fancy trying a few? Explore our guide to the best Scottish breweries and brewery tours here. 

Last updated on 23rd August 2021

Shilling Brewing Co.

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Shilling Brewing Co. is Glasgow city centre's only brewpub, pouring fresh pints to those seeking after work refreshment or a little rest and relaxation after a busy shopping trip. To cure any hunger pangs, they're dishing pizza created with a special recipe from the brewery. 

Stewart Brewing

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Sip on beer served right from the tank over at Stewart Brewing. The Loanhead boozer serves up 18 regularly changing pints of the stuff, offering both brewery favourites and artisan variations. If drinking has got you peckish, then make sure to tuck into their delicious pizzas.

Cold Town House

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Home to brews of the same name, Cold Town House is a haven for sipping craft beer in Edinburgh. A mecca of freshly-cooked pizza and delicious drinks, this restaurant bar is topped off with one of the city's best rooftops which overlooks the castle.

WEST On The Green

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An expansive beer hall, restaurant and brewery in Glasgow, WEST On The Green combines traditional pub furnishings with a modern choice of craft beers. Head here to explore their range of signature Scottish sips with a perfectly paired menu of comfort food dishes.


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Drygate is a unique brewery in Scotland, transforming a derelict Glaswegian box factory into a haven for freshly poured pints. Tours here combine insight into the process and the chance to get hands-on with the dedicated studio kit, with plenty of alfresco drinking opportunities afterwards.

Bellfield Brewery is a micro-brewery in Edinburgh, specialising in an accessible range of gluten-free and vegan Scottish craft beers. As well as housing a taproom and beer garden, the venue also hosts a wide range of beer-focused events such as tours, tastings and meet the brewers. 

This stunning coastal brewery in Scotland can be found on the shore of the North Sea. A go-to for organic beer, natural wine and rare whisky, Futtle also hosts plenty of quirky events such as foraging walks, fermentation workshops, beer tastings and talks about interesting subjects.

The Edinburgh Beer Factory is a family-run Scottish brewery with a passion for lager and the 'Godfather of Pop Art', Eduardo Paolozzi, who is the inspiration for their beer creations. Taste raw ingredients and the unfiltered brew while taking part in their engaging brewery tours.