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St Austell Brewery

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Address: 63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell PL25 4BY, England
Phone Number:
+44 845 241 1122
08:30 - 19:00
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Welcome to the newly refurbished St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre and...

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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So that's how it's done

This was our second visit to the brewery, we tried last year but couldn't get on a tour, so this year we arrived early. It worked out quite well, there were only 4 people on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to the brewery, we tried last year but couldn't get on a tour, so this year we arrived early. It worked out quite well, there were only 4 people on the tour. Tracey did our tour and she was very friendly and informative. The tasting session was fun and informative. After the tour we had... More 

Thank cadbury2016
Berkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to visit,nice restaurant /bar.Very interesting tour with people who know a lot about the brewery.well worth a visit.

Thank kgardner42
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good little tour. You go round a small part of the brewery but it is very informative and the staff look after you very well. The beer tastes good too! If you fancy some food the menu is small but selection are good.

Thank Geoff G
Coventry, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Brewery Tour had been recommended to us and it was well worth visiting. As part of the entrance price you get a couple of bottle tops that you can exchange for beer tasting as part of the tour, a pint in the restaurant or a bottle(s) of beer to take away with you. We exchanged one token between us... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast with friends as I wanted something a little different from carclaze, the place I always seem to end up at. It was a little quiet but the food was rapid-o and it tasted good too. Happy days.

Thank brockettrocket
Melksham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day out today at the brewery, the staff were all very friendly and informative. A special mention to Tracy who was our guide she made it extra special for our adult disabled son Louis and he was thrilled with the whole experience cant tell you how much we appreciated the way he was dealt with, not everyone... More 

Thank Jueboo73
Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat, all 6 of us had a really good tasty meal. I love the beer and a great place to visit. The staff were happy and friendly. Just wished we could have stayed for the tour.

Thank Chris N
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money and very informative. The tour lasts around an hour finishing with tasting and beers in the bar or take away. Would recommend a visit.

Thank Brad B
Farnborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to pop into the brewery on a whim. You need to pay attention to the signs to find the place but once there the welcome was warm. The tour was very informative and I would strongly recommend it

Thank PeeWee0202
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value for money well worth a visit. Staff friendly and fun. Food excellent will definitely be returning.

Thank hcavanagh

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