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Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny

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Address: Saint Francis Abbey Brewery, 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: +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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Nice Tour and Good Price

Our tour guide was Colm and he was wonderful. We purchased tickets online (saved some $$ or rather Euro) and arrived for the 4PM tour. We had a group of 8 people with ages from... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour guide was Colm and he was wonderful. We purchased tickets online (saved some $$ or rather Euro) and arrived for the 4PM tour. We had a group of 8 people with ages from 16 to 55. Everyone really enjoyed the tour, the history of Smithwick's, the Harry Potter room, and the tasting after the tour ended. We all... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to many beer tours, but this didn't really seem like one. I guess we should have taken the hint from the title of "experience ". You do not really see the beer being made, just watch short videos of how it is made the the history of the brewery. The guide was very knowledgeable and the beer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour with interactive experience. Sheila was the best tour guide and very knowledgeable. The tap room had great displays and the quiz after was great!

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Valerie O, Manager at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, responded to this review

Hi Dave C, Thank you for taking time to review the Smithwick's Experience. Sheila will be delighted with your kind words and I will be sure to pass them on to her. REgards, Valerie More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely brilliant experience. The tour guide was a lovely girl who was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Tells a lot about the local history and is not afraid to mention Ireland's history as part of the tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It all started with monks. There is a ton of history in these walls. The tour guide had a wealth of knowledge that he was eager to share with us. The tour itself was great. If you find yourself in Kilkenny, it's a must see. And it won't take you the whole day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did this yesterday afternoon, great way to spend an afternoon! An hour long guided tour with free pint at the end!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An entertaining, fun and insightful tour in to the history of the brewery, complete with a 'Hogwart's style' room where the pictures come to life. Our guide, Simon, was highly knowledgeable and had a great personality making the tour a fun time. The pint at the end, for me, was another highlight

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I are big fans of the Irish red ale and couldn't wait to visit the Smithwicks experience. We booked the tour ahead of time although I'm fairly certain you can purchase tickets the day of your visit. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and told us about how this beer was initially started as a family... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the main things we were planning to do on our trip to Kilkenny and it didn't disappoint! The guided tour is delivered through different delivery methods without giving away too much information away here and spoiling the suprise of course! Tour guide Simon was so informative and passionate about Smithwicks and the history. There are interactive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the Smithwick's tour! It was small and short, but had so much history shared and neat facts. My group got different pints at the end and could try them all. I definitely recommend it!!

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