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St Austell Brewery

63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell PL25 4BY, England
+44 845 241 1122
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Brilliant tour

Had a great couple of hours learning about the history of the brewery from the really enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kev H
Melksham, United Kingdom
via mobile
A brilliant day out

We visited by train from Lostwithiel on a rainy February day and had a brilliant visit. Met in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fiona P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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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 5.30pm Monday to Saturday serving an all-day menu until 4pm. 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. Dogs are welcome in all areas expect the Brewing Experience.
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63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell PL25 4BY, England
+44 845 241 1122
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great couple of hours learning about the history of the brewery from the really enthusiastic staff. Everyone was welcoming and chatty, and knows a lot about what they do. And the tasting session at the end of the tour was great.

Thank Kev H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited by train from Lostwithiel on a rainy February day and had a brilliant visit. Met in the shop by a lovely lady who explained how everything worked, got £2 (I think) off our tickets for arriving by train which was a nice surprise....More

Thank Fiona P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a local brewery not very far from the town itself. They sell beers, souvenirs, and have a bar and museum. Local beers served are delicious, with tasting options and very friendly staff. Highly recommended!

Thank issa81 .
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the brewery again but this time we took the tour, anne who showed us around was very knowledgable. We also tried the free samples and then came back into the shop and came away with lots of beer and liqueurs well worth a visit...More

Thank lorrainem1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the brewery shop today for the first time in several years The shop has moved and is bright airy and well stocked The bar area has a excellent history area Friendly helpful knowledable staff make visiting a pleasure Oh and did I mention the...More

Thank Purbeckwanderer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic guided tour , following the process and history of the hicks family , brewing and visitor experience with parking lots of choice

Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We paid an unplanned visit to the brewery on a horrible January afternoon. We had missed the ‘experience’ tour and would have had to wait 2 hours for the next one. The manager walked past at this time and took us through and up to...More

Thank JessStevens1990
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had a very interesting and informative tour of the brewery which is excellent value. The price was £12 but for that you also got two tokens each which you could use one for the tasting and one for a pint or a drink at...More

4  Thank Collingdale
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Simple and straightforward brewery tour takes about 45 mins followed by tasting a wide range of beers. The tour guides are friendly, informative and generally make sure that everybody enjoys the visit. Two pints included in the very affordable price of the tour, one of...More

Reviewed 16 November 2017

We rang a couple of days ago to book a tour of the brewery and went this morning. We were extremely lucky to only have one other couple on our tour which made it a more personal experience. Tracy our guide was lovely, so knowledgable...More

Thank Debi040884
StAustellManagement, Front Office Manager at St Austell Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review Debi, we are glad that you enjoyed your Brewing Experience and lunch. We hope to see you again soon. Sarah

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Questions & Answers
6 August 2017|
Response from Brian F |
No there are stairs and uneven floors
6 August 2017|
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Response from Michele W | Reviewed this property |
Probably not as in my tour group 2 people had walking sticks and 1 of those sat out part of the tour.
2 August 2017|
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Response from mikepO1535MZ | Reviewed this property |
No we didn't. You can just turn up and have a look round the shop/have a drink whilst waiting for the next tour to start. Hope that helps.