3 - 3 ½ hours
7 beer tastings
Local beer and culture
16 people max
English
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If you have any issues with payment, please email us at [email protected] with the city, date and time of tour, and how many adult and child's tickets you need so we can assist you.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

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What you'll do

On our Secret Beer Tour: London you will taste the revival in London's brewing history. Come on a journey with us to discover and taste the liquid that this city was built and thrives on. We'll drink beers in some of the coolest and funkiest craft beer drinking holes and finish the tour in a hidden traditional historic pub. Discover how the IPA was invented here in the capital, try smokey stouts, tingling sour beers, and smooth ales on this liquid journey through the city. There will be seven beers that you'll try on the tour, so arrive well fed.

  • Enjoy a selection of craft beers at our first stop, and discover how this venue has embraced the craft beer renaissance.
  • Learn the correct way to 'taste' beer and discover why the flavors of beer are often just as complex as those of wine.
  • Meet the staff at a microbrewery, sample a selection of beers straight from the tank, and learn about the brewing process as well as this venue's unique approach to sustainability.
  • Enjoy a cheeky drink in our fabulous secret venue!
  • Navigate between the historic city of London and the vibrant, hipster streets of Shoreditch.
  • Relax and enjoy the great atmosphere and intriguing interior of a traditional, historic pub, hidden in the backstreets.
  • Indulge in seven different tasty beers throughout the tour.
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When you purchase our Upgraded Food Package, you'll enjoy the following food selections chosen to pair with the drinks you'll be served:
  • Two mac & cheese croquettes
  • Two chilli beef croquettes
  • Two red hot chicken wings


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*Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.


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What you'll taste
THE BEER
  • 7 different Beers
  • Local Beer
  • Seasonal Beer
  • IPAs
  • Smokey Stouts
  • Our Secret Venue and drink


Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

Health & Safety Standards

At Secret Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

  • We have been certified by We're Good To Go
  • We make sure that all our partners and our own places are disinfected after each tour
  • All our guide have been trained on health and safety measures
  • Masks and hand sanitizers should be used on all our tours by our guides
  • Guests must bring their own mask
  • We keep our group small and we offer private tours
Oliver, founder and food lover

founder and food lover

Oliver

"As a Londoner and avid food fan, I wanted to start a tour to share the very best of English food in the beautiful surroundings of this iconic city. Friends from other countries would often ask for my suggestions and tips where to eat the best traditional food or find the greatest restaurants and pubs. These friends enjoyed this experience so much that now I want to share this knowledge with you too."


Meeting Spot

We'll meet outside the Polo Bar, 176 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NQ. Travel to Liverpool street station and then exit out of the main entrance. Across the road you'll see the Polo bar/cafe.
Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella so they are easy to spot.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

WHY SHOREDITCH?

While The City of London, affluent and suave, follows the latest trends and offers only the highest quality food and drink to its discerning clientele, Shoreditch is the area that sets these trends and creates the fashions. Our tour treads carefully between the two, allowing guests a carefully curated glimpse of both worlds, and the chance to admire the two very different cultures that have influenced this part of London.


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How do I order?

Simply go to our "Book Now" page where we detail our tours. Select your tour, the time of your tour, and book it!

Are you looking for something special? Are you organizing an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you.

After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic e-mail confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

What can I wear?

No sportswear (tracksuit bottoms, vests, sports shorts). Trainers, shorts, t-shirts and jeans are fine.

Where is the meeting spot?

You can find the meeting spot here and if it's not clear you can always contact us.

We will meet outside the Polo Bar, 176 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NQ. You would need to travel to Liverpool street station and then exit out of the main entrance. Once out the main entrance, you will be on Bishopsgate. Across the road you should see the Polo bar/cafe. Your guide will meet you there.

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Where the tour will end?

The tour will end a short walk from Liverpool street station or Shoreditch High Street station.

HOW CAN I CATCH UP IF I ARRIVE LATE FOR THE TOUR?

All guests must arrive on time but if you inform us before the tour starts about being late we can try to assist you by telling you where the guide is. Please call the number on the contact us page. We will try our best, yet we cannot promise that the guide can come back for you. Also, please note that unfortunately we cannot issue refunds.

I CANNOT FIND ON THE WEBSITE HOW TO CHANGE THE DATE OF THE TOUR. CAN YOU CHANGE IT FOR ME OR HELP ME IN ANY WAY?

Yes, of course! Please let us know your reference number and the date that you want your booking to be moved. We can do this as long as you give us 48 hours notice, and we have a tour to add you to.

1) IF WE BOOK ONLINE, DO WE NEED TO PAY FOR A BOOKING FEE?
2) IS THERE ANY WAY WE CAN PAY YOU DIRECTLY?

All customers have to pay a small booking fee charged by our ticket provider.
2) Yes! You can pay through Paypal, but Paypal also charges a fee so we have to add 4.8% onto the price.

WE HAVE TYPED THE CODE, BUT IT WON'T LET US BOOK. HOW ARE WE GOING TO USE THE CODE IF THE BOOKING WIDGET WON'T LET US?

Kindly give us the code and we will check this from our system.

Where do I add my discount voucher?
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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE CRAFT BEER TOUR?

The craft beer will visit 3/4 venues and include on average around 7 samples of beer. Each sample is the equivalent of a small glass of beer. The total amount that this would accumulate to throughout the tour would be approximately 3 pints. We highly recommended having a substantial meal before the tour as no food is included. There will be an opportunity to eat at the end of the tour and our guide will happily recommend a few options. During the tour you will have the opportunity to purchase salty snacks from the venues.

I AM TRAVELLING WITH MY FAMILY, IS THE TOUR OK FOR INFANTS/CHILDREN?

As the emphasis on this tour is on alcoholic beverages, this tour is not suitable for families with children under 18. However our food tour is child and family friendly and a great option for children over 6.

I DON'T DRINK ALCOHOL. CAN I BOOK YOUR TOUR?

As this tours emphasis is on alcoholic beverages, this tour would not be suitable for anyone that does not drink alcohol.

CAN I GET FOOD ON THE TOUR?

We strongly recommend purchasing our Food Upgrade to accompany your drinking during the tour. Failing that, there will be an opportunity to eat at the end of the tour at a sustainable market with many, many international food options available to purchase independently. Our guide will happily recommend a few of these. During the tour you will have the opportunity to purchase salty snacks from the venues.

CAN I GET A DISCOUNT?

If you are a group of 6 people, a student or work for a tour company then you can email us. We will be more than happy to give you a discount. [email protected]

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE YOUR TOUR BUT IT IS ALREADY FULLY BOOKED. IS THERE A WAY I CAN DO THE TOUR?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] and we can see if there is anything we can do. We cannot promise but we will try our best to sort something for you.

IS THERE A LOT OF WALKING?

To join our Secret Beer Tours, you should wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 30 mins of walking, however the majority of time will be spent in the actual venues.

I CANNOT FIND A WAY TO PRINT THE CONFIRMATION. IS IT OK IF I HAVE IT ON MY PHONE?

You don't have to print your voucher. Confirmation on your phone will be fine!

HOW MANY PEOPLE MAX ARE ON THIS TOUR?

We take Mon - Wed - 16 pax max and Thu - Sat - 16 pax max. If you are more than 16 people, please do not hesitate to email us and we will try to see if we can accommodate.

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in London. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We also inform you that we never cancel a booking even if we have only 2 people! However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this for more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secretfoodtours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.

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