|Wadworth (Northgate) brewery, Devizes|
Book ahead to assure a place on the tour that starts from the visitor centre of the historic Northgate brewery in Devizes, built in 1885 after the original brewery, dating from 1875, became inadequate. If the tours are fully booked or at an inconvenient time it is still possible to make a free visit to the visitors centre, which is open from 10am until 5pm.
|Visitor centre with introductory displays and merchandise|
|Talitha (right) stands next to the old Customs office|
|Old copper with steam coil visible|
|Foil packs of hops stacked next to the Hopback.|
|New brew house with holding vessel on left and new 'copper' on right.|
|Yeast overflowing from a fermentation vessel|
|Max the shire horse - keen for a minty treat!|
It was now time for me to catch the 49 bus to Swindon, via Avebury. Devizes does not have a railway station but is also served by direct buses from Bath and Trowbridge.
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