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Walkerbay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery

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Address: R326, Stanford 7210, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 28 341 0013
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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As the first wine and brewing estate in the southern hemisphere, we run a...

As the first wine and brewing estate in the southern hemisphere, we run a small but growing micro brewery, water bottling plant, winery and vineyard situated in the Western Cape of South Africa. We have much to offer, not only to the beer and wine enthusiast, but to those just interested in visiting our beautiful country estate near Stanford in the shadow of the Klein Rivier mountains. Here you will find out about our exceptional beer,our country estate, our brewery. As of September 2015 the restaurant is under new management called "Birkenhead Galley" separately listed in Trip advisor by the new owners.

Come and enjoy our delicious food and freshly brewed beer, and visit our vineyard and winery where we produce Walker Bay Vineyards wines.

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Fun beer tasting

We had a fun afternoon beer tasting. Beers were great, cider replacement not so much. Great views service and atmosphere.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Butler, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the perfect place to go at any given time for any given reason. Food is good, drinks are good and the view is gorgeous. Can't get much better!!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fun afternoon beer tasting. Beers were great, cider replacement not so much. Great views service and atmosphere.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking forward to this visit. From the non existent greeting at the door to the final attempt to purchase merchandise at the shop the entire experience was poor. The service was very slow and the waiters seemed tired and non responsive . There was no engagement with regards to describing the wine or beer tasters. We were told... More 

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Thank Quinton R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very nice, had the beer fish and the batter was not too thick which is nice. Only complaint is the play area for the kids, could be a little bigger, also the one small fountain water is not really pleasant as it has some algae growing in it, could use a bit of a cleanup, but other... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting on the Kleinrivier. Food good, but not great. Beer decent, but craft beer has come a long way in the last 5 to 10 years and there are a lot of good beer out there these days. Their beer tasting setup is very professional and efficient. Many microbreweries can learn from them in this regard. Waitresses were friendly.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taking clients to the beer tasting, there's no fuss or detailed explanations. It's uncomplicated just sitting down to the brewery's six best beers and stout, with a written explanation on the tray provided explaining what there is. Good fun for the true beer lover who will appreciate this experience. The children are also well entertained on the grass lawns with... More 

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Thank Stanley466
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the Stanford version ( as opposed to Birkenhead House hotel in Hermanus) and Birkenhead point/lighthouse etc - all named after the troopship which went aground in the 19th century. Anyway, the brewery produces a range of ales and lagers named, yes you've guessed it, Birkenhead. Now if this was America they would have trademarked the original Wirral town... More 

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Thank postscript65
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Had a lunch here before, and returned to have some more. This is a lovely venue and they serve a killer burger paired with excellent craft beer. We visited out of season, the venue close at 17:00, the kitchen at 16:00 so we were slightly rushed. I will always come back for more. They also offer beer tastings and you... More 

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Stanford, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing afternoon spent at one of the nicest venues in Stanford. Live music, nice vibe and FANTASTIC yellow tail. Best wishes for a very successful season.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Apart from the beautiful surroundings. This brewery has seen Better days . Definitely worth a quick beer tasting just to take in the view... then move along.. you can find better wine,service and food at any of the surrounding farms.

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