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St Austell Brewery

63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell PL25 4BY, England
+44 845 241 1122
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So accommodating for heavily pregnant visitor

We visited the brewery last week whilst staying in Portmellon on holiday. I am 27 weeks pregnant... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marlborough, Wiltshire
via mobile
Probably the best Ales in the South West.....

As a big beer enthousiast and especially IPA type beers I have tried a lot of them during our three... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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Welcome to the newly refurbished St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre and Hicks Bar. Our Visit England accredited Visitor Centre reveals the secrets behind our award-winning brewing process. Submerge yourself in more than 160 years of brewing excellence and discover the heritage of this proudly independent family brewery. Our Hicks Bar is open 9.00am to 6.00pm. So, whether you are popping in for a coffee and a cake, a tasty pub meal or just a pint of your favourite beer, we will be happy to satisfy your appetite! And don't forget to pay a visit to the St Austell Brewery shop. With the full range of delicious St Austell bottled and canned beers (including some exclusive beers from our Small Batch Brewery) and branded gifts and clothing plus finest Walter Hicks wines, there's a drink or gift for every occasion. Plus lots of beer of course! Please note dogs are welcome in the outside decking area and shop downstairs. Only guide dogs are allowed in the Hicks Bar and museum.
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell PL25 4BY, England
+44 845 241 1122
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the brewery last week whilst staying in Portmellon on holiday. I am 27 weeks pregnant with triplets so my mobility is quite slow. My plan was to sit in the bar whilst my husband went on the tour. When we arrived the staff...More

Thank Yoggi1983
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a big beer enthousiast and especially IPA type beers I have tried a lot of them during our three weeks in the South West but somehow I kept going back to the St. Austell Proper Job and Big Job... Therefore it was a mandatory...More

Thank Marcel_Verkerk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come here to get a drink and watch some of the processing. Little information on the "brewery experience" which would have been helpful. Not many staff to help either/they weren't easy to identify. Bar was also heaving, which is usually a good sign, however nowhere...More

Thank Graham N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been on several brewery tours, but this is one of the best, staff were friendly and informative, and our tour guide Pat was just brilliant. Every question we asked was answered with a smile......well done Pat, you made our visit a pleasure...thanks.

Thank Trevor W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was very informative and well presented by Pat, If you are interested in how beer is brewed it is worth a visit. We were a little disappointed that we couldn't use the restaurant, as all the tables were marked as reserved.

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can get most of the St.Austell beers at the supermarket now which is fantastic - even Big Job has made an appearance. I visited on this occasion to sample the small batch and special edition beers. Baobab wheat beer was amazing - as good...More

Thank NantwichFlatley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Advertised in a number of places as dog friendly. It isn't! Dogs are allowed in the shop ONLY. Understand they have food products so that's why they are not allowed. However Need to sort out their advertising and not wasting people's time.

1  Thank Roxstediis_wife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour lasts 1 hour with added time at end for sampling(taste as many as you want). Tour guides are really knowledgable and friendly. Tours cost £12 pound and include 2 drinks tokens and a book about the brewery's history, great value for money.

Thank yorksboy127
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this brewery tour to be very good and informative. Roy (our tour guide) was very knowledgeable and very helpful (especially to the Italian group with little English, which he took extra time to explain where they would understand). A nice layout with plenty...More

Thank Chris_Hughes1982
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (4 middle aged hikers) went to the brewery for a bit of a break between days walking the coastal footpath. This is a great place to spend a couple of hours. The staff are very friendly, the guides explanation of the brewing process &...More

Thank jc0900
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Dawn A
16 July 2017|
Response from StAustellManagement | Property representative |
Hello, We allow dogs in the bar area and the warehouse of the visiting areas but are not allowed in the small batch brewing area.
Frederick R
23 August 2016|
Response from StAustellManagement | Property representative |
HI Frederick, Thanks for your question – the brewery tours are available all year round. Please let me know if you'd like any further information. Best wishes, St Austell Brewery Management
23 May 2016|
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Response from Cornishkings | Reviewed this property |
Guided Tour prices: Adults £10.00 Senior Citizens £8.00 Students £8.00 subject to student card identification Children over 14 years old £7.00 CAMRA members £7.50 on production of their membership card Free tasting of the... More