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Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny

Saint Francis Abbey Brewery 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 778 6377
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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 Smithwick's Experience Bar. Audio guides also available in French, German, Spanish and Italian. Come to Kilkenny and discover the craft.
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Saint Francis Abbey Brewery 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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+353 56 778 6377
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Reviewed yesterday

It is ironic that when Smithwicks were brewing in Kilkenny, it wasn't easy to do a brewery tour and now that all the brewing is done by Guinness in Dublin, you can do a 'history of the brewery' tour. It is all flash and well...More

Thank 19Francis72
Reviewed yesterday

We signed up/paid for a tour in advance online, you can choose the hour when you arrive and you use your confirmation code when you arrive. Our tour guide was kind and encouraged us to take pictures. She guided us through holographic monks, cheesy yet...More

Thank YuleBasalisk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an hour to pass after arriving in Kilkenny so we decided to do the Smithwick's tour. There were 5 of us in our group and we were joined by 4 others and we all thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Our tour Guide (Chloe)...More

Thank tomsmutt
Mingha F, Supervisor at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi tomsmutt, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Chloe! Kind Regards, Mingha

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went through the tour with Cillan and he was very knowledgeable about the history of the place . The hands on aspects of the tour were very interesting and made the exhibition and brewing process come alive . It was interesting to hear about...More

Thank Justin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice interesting tour with a knowledgeable guide. The first part is modern, and explains the History of the founders of the brand, the second part is more about the brewing process with simple explanations and a few things to touch, smell and...More

Thank Jerome P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first degree was in Food Process Engineering in the nineties and we loved to visit breweries and get free pints at the end! While Smithwicks have moved their operations elsewhere, this tour gives a good explanation of the brewing history and process and is...More

Thank Techymedium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t have time to do the tour, but we were offered a tasting instead. Wonderful experience with the host offering great stories and history of the establishment and town . A must do while you are in Kilkenny!More

Thank LANDASTEWART
Mingha F, Supervisor at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi LANDASTEWART, Thank you for stopping by the Smithwick's Experience whilst on your visit to Kilkenny. Pity you did not have time for the tour, but I am glad that you got to try the beer and great to hear that you enjoyed your experience!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice spot and nice thing to do in Kilkenny - Cillian was a great guide and enjoyed the drinks paddle at the end!

Thank audmohan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour. Got to know every aspect of Smithwick's history and the variety of beers they make. The guides also have excellent knowledge and experience of the brewery There is an option to try 3 types of beers for €3 which is great valueMore

Thank Sinead O
Mingha F, Supervisor at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sinead O, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour. All of our guides here are very passionate about the history of the beer and are delighted to be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a bus tour that would only be in Kilkenny for a couple of hours. After checking the website, I found that this brewery tour would be open by the time we arrived and that we would be able to complete in the...More

1  Thank Swimallfly
Mingha F, Supervisor at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Swimallfy, I am very sorry to hear that this happened. Our winter hours change for November for the quieter season our tours begin at 11am and run throughout the day every hour. Our ticket desk & retail store open at 10.30 am to give...More

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dorothy r
26 June 2017|
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Response from Valerie O | Property representative |
Hi Dorothy R, The Smithwick's Experience is fully wheelchair accessible. Please feel free to call me directly if you have any specific queries regarding entrance, tour times etc. Kind regards, Valerie (056 7786377)
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Kaite99
19 June 2017|
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Response from Valerie O | Property representative |
Hi Kaite99, The benefit to buying tickets online is that you receive a 10%discount off adult admission. Tours run regularly throughout the day so when you visit, bring along your booking reference number and we will get you... More
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paige h
16 May 2017|
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Response from Valerie O | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your question. Yes our tour is family friendly, our family rate is €33.00 for two adults and up to four children under 18. Individual rates can be found on our website Regards, Valerie
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