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St Austell Brewery

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

Came to visit with our 5 and 9 year old boys, thought they may be bored on the tour so we didn’t... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hcp141
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Great visit

The tour & tour guide were brilliant. Would definitely recommend!! Will visit again for food! Worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kayles101
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Wymondham, 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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell PL25 4BY, England
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+44 845 241 1122
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to visit with our 5 and 9 year old boys, thought they may be bored on the tour so we didn’t pay to do this but managed to learn a lot by looking around the exhibition ourselves, it was very interesting and well laid...More

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StAustellManagement, Front Office Manager at St Austell Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your 5* review. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to us. Sarah

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour & tour guide were brilliant. Would definitely recommend!! Will visit again for food! Worth the money!

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StAustellManagement, Front Office Manager at St Austell Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sarah

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the brewery a few times before and enjoyed the tour, tasting and food. My family have visited on and off for over ten years too. And my girlfriend (now fiancée) and I are both big fans of Tribute. So I thought...More

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

Congratulations on behalf of everyone here at St Austell Brewery! We are so glad that we could be of help to you both and glad you all had such a lovely day. I will pass on your lovely comments to the Will, Roy and Sarah...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to taste a very good beer, know very much about brewering and buy very nice souvenirs.

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

Thank you so much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our beer!! Sarah

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You won't be disappointed with this tour. Not only is it fascinating, but the quality of the gift book given & the free samples were so worth the costs of going in. I'm sure they don't make money on it but doesn't it ever make...More

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

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your recent visit to us. Roy is a fantastic tour guide I will pass on your lovely comment. Sarah

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A couple of years ago did the brewery tour but due to time constraints couldn't linger in Hicks Bar so decided to make sure we returned when next in Cornwall. So glad we did. The bar is airy and spacious and tables well spaced. We...More

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

Thank you very much for your kind review, we are glad you managed to revisit our Hicks Bar and enjoyed your visit! I'll be sure to pass on your lovely comments to the rest of the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at lunchtime but found the tours were full. The staff could not have been more accommodating and helpful in allowing us and our 2 teenage kids to look around the museum exhibits. One lady even gave us a guide book for nothing. We...More

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

Many thanks for your review, We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit to us and although didn't manage to get on a tour still had a lovely experience. We hope to see you back again soon. Sarah

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place. Recently refurbished, the staff are attentive ad polite. They were really nice and tried to help where they could. I really should have gone online and booked a tour because when I got there they were fully booked. The lady...More

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

Hi Noreen, Thank you for review, its such a shame you didn't manage to get on a tour however it just means you'll have to come back! We are glad you still enjoyed your visit to us. I will pass on your lovely comments to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with friends, arrived at 12.15 for a 13.00 tour. Very warm welcome, everything explained well, went up to the bar area for a drink and maybe food before the tour. Bit tight for food, but the great helpful staff suggested we ordered and the...More

Thank 435alleni
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StAustellManagement, Front Office Manager at St Austell Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your detailed review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to us. Sarah

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic guide called Nick, answered every question asked with ease, Chatty, Jovial, perfect host, well worth a visit

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

Thank you Nikki for your review. Sarah

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Response from Sailorsgirl | Reviewed this property |
There is a nice restaurant inside and families were having lunch so I imagine it's fine for kids since they won't be offered any alcoholic beverages to drink. You can checkout their website for further information:
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I believe there was a handicapped ramp out front that takes you inside to the store and to purchase tickets for the tour. Restrooms are down a narrow hallway so don't think adequate space for a wheelchair or scooter. I... More
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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.
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