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19th February 2019

Wadworth Brewery Visitor Centre is a VisitEngland Hidden Gem

Wadworth Brewery Visitor Centre was one of 76 top visitor attractions in England to receive an Attraction Accolade from VisitEngland this week.  A “Hidden Gem” award was given to the Wiltshire based independent family brewer following their recent visit by VisitEngland. It sees them in the company of other great days out including Highgrove Royal Gardens and the Tower of London.

The Attraction Accolades are designed to celebrate excellence within the visitor attraction sector.  The VisitEngland’s Accolades showcase businesses that ‘go the extra mile to provide a high-quality day out’.

Speaking about the award, CEO for Wadworth, Chris Welham said, “This is just fantastic news.  Our visitor centre team deserves this reward as every day they bring the history of our brewing to life.  Having this national accolade is well deserved”.

VisitEngland Director Andrew Stokes said, “England is home to world-class attractions right across the country, welcoming visitors throughout the year and offering experiences of the highest quality including excellent food and drink and outstanding customer service.   It is also really fantastic to see these accolades recognising the work of those employees, managers and owners who make sure that all who pass through their doors have a truly memorable experience.”

Last year the Wadworth Brewery Visitor centre and museum saw visitor numbers in excess of 17000 with brewery tours up 3.7% on 2017 and sales in the shop up 9.7%.


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About Wadworth

Wadworth is a regional pub operator and family brewer, with over 200 pubs across the South West of Britain. Founded by Henry A Wadworth, the business passed to his founding partner John Smith Bartholomew and is now in the fourth generation of management by the Bartholomew family. Wadworth has brewed beer at its Victorian brewery in Devizes, Wiltshire, since 1875, and is one of the few remaining family brewers to deliver to the local area using shire horses. The estate is split between tenanted and managed pubs and Wadworth works hard to ensure that its pubs offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere, excellent quality food and drink including its sought after brand 6X.  For more information visit: