If you appreciate all things craft ale, know your lambic from your column still and can pair your pints with your dinner then you can join us in celebrating all things Wild Brewing. If not, read on and you can learn a thing or two.
Here at Sawday’s Canopy & Stars, we’re purveyors of unusual places to stay in the great outdoors, and we’ve teamed up with Beer52 to rejoice the great and good of brewing in the UK. Amongst our inspected and selected glamping sites, think treehouses, yurts, shepherd’s huts, Gypsy wagons and more, they also have a selection of spaces that brew up their own tipple.
If you enjoy a brew (of the alcoholic variety) then there isn’t much better than heading to a Canopy & Stars space that is also famed for distilling, brewing or growing the mighty hop or grape. You can lay your head in a working vineyard, catch 40 winks in a microbrewery or take a snooze after supping a gin and tonic made across the field.
This wooden cabin combine’s campfires, canoeing and craft ales, you can’t ask for much more! Set in the grounds of Kingstone Brewery you can book a tour as well as drink your way through their collection from the brewery shop.
After reclaiming the land from the horses that had lived there for 30 years, the Portesham vineyard was established in 2003 with the idea of producing the cleanest possible crop with minimal intervention. Guests of this cosy cabin are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and get involved in the workings of the vineyard, but no judgement will be made if they just want to sit back, enjoy the view and drink the local produce…
Curl up in this converted fire truck in the depths of the Scottish countryside and watch out for the flora and fauna surrounding – there’s been rumours of a panther in the woods. Onsite, and a stone’s throw from The Beermoth, is Crossbill gin distillery that you can visit and sample the spirit fresh from the copper alembic still. Peek out the window and you’ll see the juniper used growing in woodland outside.
A spacious yurt tucked away in a quiet orchard in front of the farm’s wildlife pond. Couldn’t get much better. Except if you added hand pressed cider with apples picked by your very own hands in to the mix. Once you’re macerated your apples you can kill sometime on willow sculpting or bee keeping course. Who says you can’t learn whilst on the sauce.
Now this one is a little bit of a stretch; alcohol isn’t actually brewed on site. But this beautiful yurt set on the edges of the Cairngorms National Park lies on Banffshire land. A whiskey lover’s dream this area boasts 30 different distillery’s crafting different spirits to suit every taste bud. One might say that the whole county is one big distillery. Grab your bags, what’s stopping you?