Situated on the stunning Chatsworth Estate, famous for its stately home and beautiful grounds, Peak Ales Visitor Centre is in the most idyllic spot to enjoy award-winning real ale or the finest artisan gin! But there’s so much more here than a brewery and a distillery. The acclaimed Visitor Centre also houses a shop and offers a stylish space to hire for events and special occasions, as well as hosting brewery tours and tasting opportunities. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a day out in this stunning location!

Peak Ales Visitor Centre
Peak Ales Visitor Centre

Peak Ales Visitor Centre

The Chatsworth Estate in the Peak District National Park is one of the most popular visitor destinations in the UK, so you can see why people would choose the gorgeous barn at Peak Ales Visitor Centre to host everything from a formal business meeting to a beautiful wedding.

After carefully renovating the barn, Peak Ales brewed their first pint in Chatsworth in 2005. Not surprisingly, their award-winning ales were in high demand, and a second brewery was opened in the nearby delightful village of Ashford-in-the-Water in 2014.

The Barn at Peak Ales in Chatsworth then became so much more than just a microbrewery, with a distillery, shop and visitor centre, offering brewery tours, tasting opportunities, special events and a stylish place to hire for up to 95 guests!

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A Perfect Event Venue

The Shop at Peak Ales Visitor Centre

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Visitor Centre Shop

Why not pop into the shop to pick up a mini keg, or a few bottles of pale ale, bitters and stouts, or a bottle of Chatsworth Gin, distilled on site at the barn? Alternatively you can place your order online and have them delivered right to your door.

The beers make excellent gifts, as do the personalised bottles which can have any name and image of your choice printed onto the labels. Perfect for friends or maybe business gifts?

The personalised bottles also make ideal wedding favours, especially for those choosing to host their wedding at the gorgeous barn! Or maybe as a gift for a group enjoying one of the brewery tours on a birthday outing or stag/hen do?!


Brewery Tours at Peak Ales Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre Brewery Tours make a fabulous gift! You will learn the brewing process from start to finish and have the chance to sample a few of the beers in the Visitor Centre afterwards.

Two Site Brewery Tours are also available. Here you will visit the main brewery at Ashford in the Water (just 4 miles away) before returning to the Visitor Centre in Chatsworth, to shop or enjoy a pint at the bar.

Finally, for the ultimate experience, book onto a Full Day Brewery Experience, where you will get an in-depth understanding of the full brewing process. Starting at 6.30am you’ll be fuelled with breakfast and lunch, before sampling a couple in the bar and returning home with 12 bottles. 

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Brewery Tours

Room Hire at Peak Ales Visitor Centre

Peak Ales Visitor Centre has room for up to 95 guests and is available to hire by the hour, in either a formal meeting or dining style, or an informal party setting. 

The gorgeous barn retains lots of its original features, including stone floors and timber beams, and its outdoor courtyard makes an ideal venue for parties and weddings. The surrounding countryside provides the most idyllic romantic backdrop for those all-important wedding photographs!

The bar is stocked with Peak Ales and Chatsworth Gin, along with Hattersley wines and soft drinks. Feel free to bring your own fizz!

The friendly staff will do everything to accommodate your requirements, to make your meeting or special day run perfectly.


Events at Peak Ales Visitor Centre

Keep your eye out for special events throughout the year, such as the 80s-themed Murder Mystery evening, with 3 course meal, music and of course the all important Peak Ales behind the bar!

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Peak Ales

Contact Peak Ales Visitor Centre

For more information, to book a brewery tour or to make a reservation for hire, please contact the friendly team at Peak Ales Visitor Centre – they’ll be delighted to help!