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Islay Ales Company Limited

The Brewery, Islay House Square | Bridgend, Bridgend PA44 7NZ, Scotland
+44 1496 810014
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Undrinkable beer and surly staff.

We called here after visiting the two distilleries in the north and the experience couldn't have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
beejay493
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newcastle upon tyne
Wonderful welcome

The brewery is a small family run business we found them very welcoming and loved that they support... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clif21
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Rhayader, United Kingdom
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A micro brewery producing 10 regular ales and beers through out the year plus seasonal specials.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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The Brewery, Islay House Square | Bridgend, Bridgend PA44 7NZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called here after visiting the two distilleries in the north and the experience couldn't have been more different.The distillery staff were chatty,very knowledgeable and generally pleased to see us.A young man was behind the counter,but there was no attempt to engage with us,no greeting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The brewery is a small family run business we found them very welcoming and loved that they support local people and are an equal opportunities employer employing young locals with disabilities. We love the caring atmosphere and the welcome we get as we have visited...More

1  Thank Clif21
IslayAlesManager, General Manager at Islay Ales Company Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our business. As a small employer we do like to try and employ youngsters from the island. We do not look at a person's disability when employing a member of staff but we do look...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

I had Islay beers at the Lochside in Bowmore and enjoyed them but couldn't buy them in the local CO-OP so decide to go to the source in Islay House square. We also visited some of the other shops. We arrived just after the shop/brewery...More

1  Thank NIRS3
IslayAlesManager, Manager at Islay Ales Company Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thanks for your review! Just for future reference our ales are available in some of the local SPAR Shops around the island. In Bowmore The Whisky Shop stocks our ales, Lauries in Port Ellen, C&S Monks in Port Charlotte and The Mini Market in Brucihladdich.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Delightful owners and great beer.Generous tasting and an opportunity to combine the beer purchase with Big Peat whiskey.

Thank George647
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had a free tour of the brewery, which was given by a very friendly and humorous man (ex accountant). Although the brewery only consisted of one room the tour was very informative and we had a free sample afterwards. Definitely well worth a visit.

Thank Nadoleg
IslayAlesManager, Manager at Islay Ales Company Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

As the accountant I would like to thank you for your kind review! I am glad you enjoyed the tour and tasting afterwards. Steve

Reviewed 9 August 2017

I'm interested in breweries as I have shares in one in Dundee, so was intrigued to visit this tiny brewery. On asking, was allowed to chat to the brewer and see the facilities behind the shop. A good range of beers packaged for purchase for...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit ... We stopped off to buy some ales and ended up with a free tour of how they make the ales - then we had a free taste of different ales before selected which kind we wanted in our box of...More

1  Thank jinty013
IslayAlesManager, Manager at Islay Ales Company Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to make a review! We always like spending time helping customers to select the ales they will enjoy. We all have our favorites and know that our taste is not always the same as every one else!

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Brilliant brewery. Friendly staff and fantastic ales. We even got to meet crofter. A must visit while on Islay.

1  Thank Whisky_ileach
IslayAlesManager, Manager at Islay Ales Company Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Crofter always likes meeting people, even if he has to come in on one of his days off!! He even tries to help out woth serving customers but has not quite got his paws around the glasses yet!!

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Popped into here when we were looking round the square. Quite a hive of activity. 3 people, cleaning, bottling and putting on the tops. Very friendly. I am not a beer drinker but will return with my husband who I am sure will be only...More

Thank lakelover908
IslayAlesManager, Manager at Islay Ales Company Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for taking time to put up a review! We are always delighted to see everyone who visits us and will have time for each and everyone (if we are not too busy trying to bottle!!)

Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great ales. I highly recommend going for some batch that was aged in casks from some Islay distillery and also buying one such whisky. Really interesting experience for Islay whisky lovers.

2  Thank hoorhay
IslayAlesManager, Manager at Islay Ales Company Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to put in a review! This year we are hoping to do 2 special ales, for Feis Ile, that are matured in whisky casks.

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