About the route

Celebrate Alton's historic brewing-town culture and support local independent bars and pubs


Owing to the purity of the water in the River Wey, Alton's brewing traditions date back to the Medieval times. The small town has played host to Watney's, Courage Best and Coors Brewery production lines.

In 2020, Triple FFF Brewery in Four Marks still hops on down the road in Four Marks, with Flower Pots in Cheriton. 

12 pubs sit within the town vicinity and face huge repercussions from the pandemic crisis.

The Alton Beer Mile endeavours to literally put all these places on a map: for the punter, beer lover and supporter of Alton's culture.


Reference: 'Alton's Breweries', Jane Hurst, 2012, second edition 2020