Chapel Down’s planned brewery will double up as a visitor attraction with guided tours and hospitality facilities.

The Kent-based wine and beer maker this week launched a crowdfunding push to raise £1.7m to help fund projects including the brewery.

CEO Frazer Thompson said there was “no limit” to how big the brewery could be. “It will not be a boring tour that ends with a pint of something warm and a pickled egg, but a vibrant and busy venue,” he added.