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“Great tour, so much fun!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny

Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny
Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 778 6377
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Owner description: 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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“Great tour, so much fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This was my favorite tour in Ireland. I hope it is still around after they move the brewery to Dublin with Guiness. Smithwicks is about the best beer in the world and it is sad they are moving production to the Guiness plant in Ireland.

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“Great tour to take if you are in Kilkenny.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

If you are in Kilkenny this is a great tour to take. We had Ronan as our guide and he was very informative and poured us the perfect pint at the end of our tour. It's sad that after 300 years of being brewed in Kilkenny Smithwicks will be closing down this site and moving to Dublin.

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“Excellent Informative tour of brewery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This a very good tour to do while in Kilkenny the home of Smithwick’s ale. At €10 it is great value and worth the time and effort. The tour takes about 45minutes by well informed staff. Thanks Ronan a lovely informative tour and a great experience, you get a pint of ale included for good measure!.

Visited November 2012
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“Smithwicks Brewery Tour Kilkenny,Ireland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

If you are touring Ireland,a must visit. The Smithwicks brewery is a great guided tour.They have
been around longer than Guinness.Our tour guide worked there for 40 years and is a resident
of the town of Kilkenny.The early monks brought their brew to Kilkenny,the rest is history.At the end of the tour,you go into a fantastic man cave,its where they use to make the brew.Its now a hospitality room,and you will get a perfect fresh pnt of their dark ale. The tour guide advised us
that God loves us,that why He gave us beer. Jack C.

Visited October 2012
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The guided visit to the brewery is well worth the visit. The history of the place is very interesting and the guide was very knowledgeable and articulate. The beer itself was nicer than what is available in the pubs, where I have yet to see it pulled properly.

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