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Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny

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Address: Saint Francis Abbey Brewery, 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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+353 56 778 6377
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Located in the heart of Kilkenny city, Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny is a...

Located in the heart of Kilkenny city, Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny is a multi sensory experience that immerses you in the history of Ireland's oldest ale. Get a flavour for how our famous ale has been crafted over generations and finish with a cool refreshing pint in the comfort of our Smithwicks Experience Bar. Audio guides also available in French, German, Spanish and Italian. Come to Kilkenny and discover the craft.

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Great tour

Really enjoyed the tour loved the room where the smithwicks family member spoke to us from the paintings on the wall. A litttle unsure if Guinness now owns all of smithwicks.good... read more

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Cork, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On entering the building we were welcomed with a huge smile from the front desk good start. We were told tour would start in 5mins 15mins later still waiting. All of a sudden a young girl bounced in full of enthusiasm asking us to go through a door I couldn't see a thing not being the tallest of people and... More 

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kildare
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the tour loved the room where the smithwicks family member spoke to us from the paintings on the wall. A litttle unsure if Guinness now owns all of smithwicks.good value, nice interaction with tour guide who seemed to really enjoy her job.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fabulous way to get to know some of Kilkenny and indeed Irelands history. Our tour guide was very friendly and enthusiastic, and made the whole tour very interesting. Love the bar at the end and it was great to taste the variety of drinks available!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this tour, the guide and tour gave a great history of the year and industry in Ireland. Plus the beer tasting at the end was very enjoyable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WE loved this place. First of all, Kilkenny is one of the prettiest towns we visited in Ireland. SO with that as a backdrop, the tour was super informative and the taste testing was even better. It's my favorite beer so maybe I am bias but it was really cool.

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Thank Randall B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 21 of us took the Smickwicks tour. Everyone loved it our tour guide pat was fantastic you can tell he really loves his job. I will definitely visit again and would recommend a visit to anyone.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After the Castle, this is probably the 2nd best visitor attraction in Kilkenny. Essentially, the tour gives you the history of what is Ireland's most popular beer and we were well served by the guide Pat (clearly an actor!). The tour is well laid out and informative and they have managed to make the place look very modern on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a really nice tour. Interactive and they have put effort on creating the experience. It's worth it to try all the 3 different beers, with the tasting extra option.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Smithwicks brewery and had a fantastic time , we liked it better than the Guinness brewery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there midweek so very spoilt there were only four of us on the tour. .. really interesting full of information. ..great sections of interest with cool holographic's our guide was really nice so sorry we did not get her name, she loved the job she is doing and was proud to show us around. ..then the best part... More 

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