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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
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08:30 - 19:00
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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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 

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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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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Well worth a visit, our tour guide Roy was excellent and the beer was good as well. The new visitor centre is very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went with my hubby late this afternoon. It was excellent. We had Roy do our tour and he made the tour. He knew his stuff, made it interesting and he was funny and friendly. Thanks Roy! Tour was about an hour. Tasting was bout half hour and we tasted about 8 or 9 beers and ales. All in all a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Was so looking forward to this visit as have been to some geat brewrys with great tours. This was the exception. It started at the new visitors centre 5 min chat about some vats and the grain they use, short walk to a museum that is not open yet ( if it had been it would have been really interesting... More 

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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the brewery experience although I don't like beer!! But my husband does!! You get tokens to use for beer or tasting. We had a great lunch in pub first. Really nice pub in the brewery which I would thoroughly recommend. Tour takes about hour & half maybe longer depending on how many samples!! Nice shop at the end... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Visited this attraction in early September. We took a tour and were amazed by the range of information and especially liked the history room detailing the life of the brewery. Excellent guide with tasting at the end of the tour.

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