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“Probably the best microbrewery in Olomouc” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saint Wenceslas Brewery (Svatovaclavsky pivovar)

Saint Wenceslas Brewery (Svatovaclavsky pivovar)
Marianska 4, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
585 207 517
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Ranked #5 of 88 Restaurants in Olomouc
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brew Pub, Central European
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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Probably the best microbrewery in Olomouc”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

They have regular weekly specials, like honey beer or sour cherry beer, and if you are hungry, you shouldn't miss the delicious rost pork knuckle!

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  • Czech first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“If you enjoy food or beer you must visit here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

We came here twice during our short stay in Olomouc. Firstly we stopped in for a drink and were amazed at the micro brew that they produce (you can see the beer fermenters in the restaurant!). We returned later for dinner, knowing that even if the food was bad we would still be happy with the great wine and beer they have on offer. The food, dare I say it, may have even surpassed the quality of the drinks. We ate an entrée and a main and were way to full to even contemplate dessert. I highly recommend the garlic soup for entrée - a local speciality and absolutely delicious!

Great atmosphere, fantastic waiters who speak English, an English menu and gigantic value for money meals. A must for lovers of beer and food alike.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Beer lover's paradise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

The woman at the Tourist Information office recommended this restaurant, and I'm glad she did. It's just off Nam. Republiky, and like many Czech restaurants the entrance is not obvious - the door is in a side passage off Marianska St. Inside, it's a large echoey room, full of happy Czech diners when I was there, with gleaming copper beer stills and a pleasant courtyard. They make several types of beer - a typical Pils (Svatovaclavsky Pivovar) named of course after St. Wenceslas, which was my favourite, almost as strongly hopped as an English bitter; a black stout similar to the old English "porter", a refreshing wheat beer served with a slice of lemon. Also other speciality beers (e.g. a sour cherry flavoured beer) which I didn't have the capacity to sample. The menu was full of good Czech dishes - I chose the "Brewery Platter", a delicious selection of smoked meats, sausages, sweet round peppers and spicier long peppers, horse radish and mustard. But don't get there too late if you want to eat: the kitchen shuts at 10. Service was pleasant and friendly, there's an English menu, and they wisely warn you that food may take up to 20 minutes to arrive, which all good food should !

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Probably my favourite restaurant in Olomouc”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

This is the restaurant that i and most of my many colleagues always want to go to every time we go to Olomouc. Look at InfoPoet's reviews as they are better than mine by a long way. But here is mine...The beer is fabulous.All of them. The food is always good. Try the pork knuckle, it is hefty dish that no matter how full you are it keeps drawing you back for another slice. The smoked meat platter with its abundance of the tastiest meats i have ever tasted is another must, and the steak....the steak... the steak...the steak, without exception the first time anyone has one they say "that is the best steak i have ever had" and it probably is. Its a busy place especially at weekends. Dont miss out on this gem of a hostelry.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Olomouc
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“Possibly the best beer and local Moravian food in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

The old St Wenceslas Microbrewery was one of Olomouc's best places to try a good locally brewed unpasteurized pivo, until it suddenly stopped serving its own brew and removed many of the seats and tables to make space for electronic gambling machines.

Apparently the owners of the original microbrewery decided it wasn't worth continuing when their landlord radically raised the rent and started searching for a new location.

'St Wenceslas Microbrewery' (Svatováclavský pivovar) was never trademarked so now there are two very different businesses bearing the same name. The new brewery at Mariánská 4 run by the original founders is the one you want.

All the old beers are back. The 10º Vašek (25Kč) is the understudy to the stronger and more flavourful 12º St Wenceslas, 'Mr Brun's 13º dark beer', the wheat beer, cherry beer and flavoured beer (all 31-32Kč a pot) and 'Mr Jošt's half and half' (řezané) which goes for 28Kč.

St Wenceslas' new space has a real old-school beerhall ambience. The double copper boilers watch over the beerhall like a ship's bridge and for sunny days and cigarette smokers there's a big outdoor seating area on the poop deck.

Beneath the brewery is an old cold war nuclear fallout shelter which has been converted into a 'beer spa'. Spa-goers bathe in a large oak tub filled with dark beer and a special mix of herbs, and complimentary light beer is served. The two hour 990Kč spa package also includes a massage and a classic sauna.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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