Reigate Beer Walk will explore town’s brewing history

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This April sees the launch of a new walk in Reigate which will explore the town’s brewing history – as well as offer the chance to try six local beers.

Crumbs Brewing, which makes beer out of unused bread from Chalk Hills Bakery, has partnered up with Four Hops and Pilgrim Brewery to launch the Reigate Beer Walk and Tasting.

Gavin Dulley – who runs the popular Reigate Ghost Walks – will take groups of 20 people through the rich brewing history of Reigate: from the early days, to the mighty Mellersh and Neale – formerly on the corner of Bell Street and the High Street –  and on to the more modern days of Pilgrim Brewery and Crumbs Brewing.

Gavin will also discuss the history of pubs such as the Bell, the Bull’s Head and the Red Cross.

The walk will call at Four Hops, where Morgan Arnell, founder of Crumbs Brewing, will discuss the tasting notes of the three types of beer in the Crumbs range.

A tour of the newly redeveloped Pilgrim Brewery, with a tasting of three of their ales, will then complete the walk.

The first two events will take place on Saturday 14 and Saturday 28 April, in the afternoon.  If there is demand for more walks, the plan is to make them a regular occurrence over the summer.

Tickets cost £20 (including the walk, the tasting of six beers and a tour of Pilgrim Brewery): booking and more information is available at


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