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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 tour and lunch - recommended!

We all thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon spent at the brewery. Our tour guide Roy, whose knowledge, enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment of his job, and the beers, made our experience... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon spent at the brewery. Our tour guide Roy, whose knowledge, enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment of his job, and the beers, made our experience memorable and fun. It's was great to learn so much about the history of a local company and see it thriving. Lunch was fabulous too!

Thank PigletsRule
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited as a support worker with my friend with learning difficulties. All of the staff were very kind and considerate, especially our tour guide whose name I forget! The tour was excellent, samples very good and the bar was nice too. Food in the bar was nice but nothing special.

Thank Sarah T
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a rainy day and was very quiet, only two couples on the tour. The tour is extensive and I did learn new things about the brewing process. The tasting session is also very generous, with about a dozen beers tasted. A few of the areas were still under construction following a recent renovation, so it should be even... More 

Thank Marie R
Esslingen Am Neckar, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

St Austell Ales are the BEST around! Always a Pleasure to enjoy These superp Ales when coming to Cornwall! And a Visit to St Austells Visitor Cneter is always a MUST when coming to Cornwall! And our Selection of Pubs is always a St Austell Pub whenever possible!

Thank hans_stix
St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is the place to go! A new visitors tour which is really interesting, loads of different Ales to sample, a bar and off licence to get your favourites at a discount price. Wonderful!

Thank Mark B
Cramlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We went on the brewery tour it was very interesting, at the end of the tour you could buy bottles of beer from the shop.

Thank Allison P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our brief visit, booked to come back next week for the tour. The food in Hicks Bar was great, good portions and great value. I would highly recommend.

Thank Claire E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Having done the tour last time we were down we just popped into Hicks bar for lunch before heading to the shop. Staff were friendly, food was lovely, beer as always was excellent

Thank Sarah N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Our second visit to the St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre. Good pub food and a predictably excellent range of St Austell beers. Friendly staff, a good range of beer-related gifts in the gift shop, a brewing exhibition, and the possibility of a brewery tour for the genuinely beer-obsessed. Well worth a visit.

Thank Gwelanmorrep
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Great relaxed atmosphere with plenty of choice on the food menu. Paired with the great choice of beers on the bar and you could spend hours here, as long as you bring a driver!! A must visit if in the area, great price on beers to take home too.

Thank apl82

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