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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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Brewery Experience followed by lunch

What an outstanding experience. Excellent and informative tour followed by a wonderful tasting. Such a joy to be looked after by Tracey and Roy - great to meet two people who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2016
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

What an outstanding experience. Excellent and informative tour followed by a wonderful tasting. Such a joy to be looked after by Tracey and Roy - great to meet two people who are so knowledgeable and so obviously passionate about their job. Thanks for a great day, we will definitely be back again soon.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in for beer testing , really nice informative lad behind the bar tried several different ales can't say they were to my taste but I washed it all down with Korev larger . Definitely worth a visit even if ur not into your ales . Good start to our holiday in cornwall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

As someone that loves Tribute I had to do the brewery tour. Although it was a Saturday and not working we had a very informative tour, finished off with the obligatory tasting. Lovely 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺

1 Thank Richard H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We had a tour with Roy - he is a credit to the company!! So passionate, knowledgeable and a gentleman. All of the staff so friendly! My other half loves ales, I am not so much of a fan but it was really interesting! If you are driving you can take 2 bottles home Instead of tasting. On the tasting... More 

1 Thank fd7675
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I decided to fit in a brewery tour as a sweetener for my husband who had been persuaded to traipse around Eden and Heligan!! Boy am I glad I did. We have done another brewery tour (on a much smaller scale than this one) so knew some of what to expect. We arrived on a Monday morning to have breakfast... More 

1 Thank Kelly M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great activity for a family visit. The brewery tour is first rate and doesn't need to involve alcohol...The restaurant is good and the staff are great. Roy, our guide, was really knowledgeable and engaging.

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St Germans , Cornwall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Always a good place to visit, It is well worth booking a tour of the Brewery and you have the added bonus of sampling the beer. There is a restaurant and shop so you can also stock up with your favourite beer

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Passing through the town we wanted to visit the Brewery and the museum. We knew that we didn't have time to take the whole trip, which I am sure is very interesting, but we were left with a very flat feeling that we were really not that welcome and that the staff would rather have been left alone. A little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Well we went by train from Newquay to par Change for St Austell it was a good job we paid £11 each and add 2 bottle caps we had a lovely walk around our guide was Anne she was fantastic at the end of the tour we handled 1 of the caps to Anne for beers tasting we must have... More 

1 Thank Chris P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Went for the brewing experience- very interesting history. Had a great tour guide called Anne - made the experience fantastic.

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