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Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny

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Address: Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 56 778 6377
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Description: Located in the heart of Kilkenny city, Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny is...
Located in the heart of Kilkenny city, Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny is a multi sensory experience that immerses you in the history of Ireland's oldest ale. Get a flavour for how our famous ale has been crafted over generations and finish with a cool refreshing pint in the comfort of our Smithwicks Experience Bar. Audio guides also available in French, German, Spanish and Italian. Come to Kilkenny and discover the craft.
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Good brewery tour and the way it was set out made the subject more interesting and quite interactive. We weren't actually shown around the brewery but it was more of a tailored... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Good brewery tour and the way it was set out made the subject more interesting and quite interactive. We weren't actually shown around the brewery but it was more of a tailored building for the tour. Nice pint at the end. Knowledgable tour guide b

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I have been to Kilkenny at least 15 times and this is my first time to do Smithwicks tour. In shirt ,very enjoyable and we'll worth the €12. To be fair after taken the price off for pint at the end it's only €7. In my world this is a no brainer. Patrick was our tour guide. He was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Smithwick's Experience in Kilkenny is a nicely designed and organized guided tour. We booked around 1 hour in advance via their website and had a little waiting time of 20 minutes until our tour started. You walk with a group of around 15 people, which is pleasant and not overcrowded. The tour is very nicely designed using state of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The tour was quite slick, modern and moved at a good pace. Gave you enough information without feeling overloaded. Cost around 10 Euro for the tour which included a pint (or half/soft drink) at the end. Pleasant way to spend an hour.

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Carencro, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very polished tour, great information on the process and a full cold pint at the end. Fantastic tour guide.

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Levittown, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We took the factory tour and really enjoyed it. The tour guide was knowledgeable and kept it fun. At the end of the tour we got to enjoy a pint along with a lesson on the proper pour. I recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Experience is great fun. It's on a smaller scale than Guinness but worth the visit if you are in the lovely town of Kilkenny! Our guide, Rita was very knowledgable! You could tell that she loves her job!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We're not beer drinkers but beer is part of the Irish culture so we went for the tour. The guide was friendly, well informed and ready to answer any questions. It was fun way to spend an hour and we enjoyed the beer at the end with another traveller.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The €12 per head was a bit of a shock at entry. I was consoled only by including the cost of a pint at the end. It's a short informative and well constructed affair. A lot to hear and have the brewing process very well explained, illustrated and experienced (felt, smelled and tasted). But the talking portraits and the dialogue... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very interesting tour with a lot of Irish history and beer making know-how, presented by a thoroughly charming guide, Evi (sp?). A pint of the product at the end was icing on the cake.

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