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Mitchell's Brewery

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Address: 10 New Street | Knysna, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 44 382 4685
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Mitchell's Brewery, South Africa's Original Craft Brewery established in...

Mitchell's Brewery, South Africa's Original Craft Brewery established in 1983 in Knysna. Brewpub open daily from 11am till late. Guided brewery tours 12:30 and 14:30 Monday to Saturday. Beer tastings of 7 different brews available all day.

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Not a big beer drinker but stopped off here and as it was not my turn to drive tried the flight of beers. Surprisingly enjoyed the whole experience. Great prices also and as my... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a big beer drinker but stopped off here and as it was not my turn to drive tried the flight of beers. Surprisingly enjoyed the whole experience. Great prices also and as my wife is def not a beer drinker she enjoyed a nice glass of white wine. Although not eating here the other tables that were suggested good... More 

Thank Kilwinnkie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we turned up in the morning to be told that the 12.30 tour was cancelled for a private function. We were told we could join the 14.30 tour so we hang around enjoying the local waterfront, thebis island etc. Went back at 14.15 to be told that. They'd decided to cancel the 14.30 tour too - we wasted a... More 

Thank Ang B
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to a late lunch we did a beer stop here on Saturday. We dis a beer tasting and got some beer to take home. Tabels around us all looked very festive and the "tapas" food in front of them looked amazing. Will most definitely be back to try more!!

Thank Jacques H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mitchells is the oldest craft brewery in South Africa. It started in 1983 with Foresters Lager and Bosuns Bitter beers. The beers were so popular branches were opened in Cape Town and Gauteng. Mitchells in Knysna remains a great spot to get the freshest beer and a bite to eat to go with it. The beer range now includes Ninety... More 

Thank Jeanne L
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Well worth a pop in if you're passing through Kynsna. The craft beer scene is overflowing at the moment in South Africa - some not as good as others - but this place is legitimate with many years experience. We didn't have much time as we were on a tour with afriuniquetours.com on our way to Addo Elephant Park but... More 

Thank DonnaMinne
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

We used the bar/ eating area adjoining the brewery for the beer tasting. Try six beers and then either have a pint of your favourite draft or take a bottle away, all included in the price. Nice view over the lagoon as you sup. They do food as well though we did not have time to try this.

Thank Tonbon55
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Outside of the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas in Knysna you can find the Mitchell's Brewpub. All of the beers that they produce are available both on tap and for tasting. We ordered some platters for the table which were really tasty. With a lovely view of the lagoon, come relax with some good beer and food.

Thank Dewald R
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The beer here is OK at best and I would never describe it as craft beer - check their scores on ratebeer.com. I thought the price of a tasting menu of 75 Rand wasn't too bad, as even though at other places you can taste for free, you get a free pint included with this one. The main issue I... More 

Thank John K
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped over for a quick bite on the way to PE. There was no one at the bar - a person who think was our waiter took our drinks order. 20 min later still no drinks - saw the waiter helping others. Eventually walked out. Shocking - service.

Thank 619jedb
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

My second visit to the brewery and another great day out. Didn't do the brewery tour this time but just opted for the beer tasting. Waiter was well informed and made sure all at the table understood the history behind each beer. Shared a snack platter which was great and had 2 more of the beers on tap, nice and... More 

Thank Piet F

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