Allanwater Brewhouse and Visitor Centre was established in August 1997 by the proprietor, Douglas Ross in the Victorian Spa town of Bridge of Allan nestling between the Wallace Monument and the Stirling Castle and close to the banks of the river Allan. This very historic area has seen many battles fought on its soil and was known as the Gateway to the Highlands as all armies heading north had to pass through Stirling and cross the river Forth by use of a ford, a ferry and latterly by crossing Stirling Bridge. The Forth Valley area was once a very important brewing area with over 32 breweries at one time. This was due to the port facilities, ample crop growing fertile lands and fresh water from the Ochil hills. Beers and ales from here were shipped to other parts of Scotland, England and other parts of the world. Sadly there are no longer any large breweries left in the area but brewing still continues in Forth Valley thanks to the four local micro breweries like Bridge of Allan producing fine quality Scottish ales and still exporting overseas.
The brewhouse itself comprises of various aspects; we have our microbrewery <a href="tinpot.php">TinPot</a>, our <a href="brewhouse/bar.php">bar</a> situated inside and our <a href="brewhouse/visitcent.php">vistor centre</a>. We offer a a variety of services such as; <a href="brewhouse/tours.php">tours</a> of of the brewhouse, becoming a <a href="tinpot/brewer.php">brewer for a day</a>, <a href="brewhouse/function.php">function hire</a> and <a href="brewhouse/corporate.php">corporate events.</a>
For more information on our brewhouse please visit the relative pages or contact us.