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Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny Entrance Ticket

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    Make your own way to Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny, roughly 1.5 hours from Dublin by car, at a time suited to you. Located in an old Victorian brewing building in Kilkenny City, the Smithwick’s Experience offers a fully interactive, multi-sensory journey through Smithwick’s history.
    On arrival, join one of the guided tours — which run regularly throughout the day and last approximately an hour — and trace the evolution of Ireland’s oldest beer brand, from its medieval origins right up to present day.
    Holograms, Franciscan monks and living portraits of John Smithwick and his family guide you through the tour. Discover how the Smithwick’s story dates back to the 1200s, when monks settled at St Francis Abbey, which functioned as a brewery for more than 300 years. Then, hear about the arrival of the Smithwick family in the 18th century. You’ll also learn more about the brewing process itself and have the chance to experience the texture, tastes and smells of the materials that go into creating the perfect pint of Smithwick’s ale.
    Finish your tour with a carefully poured pint (or a soft drink) at the bar before heading to the gift shop, where you’ll have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Very professional tour and the admission fee is money sell spent. You get the whole history and get to see the whole brewing process. Impressive tour...

    Thank 927niklasl
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Great tour of the brewery and wonderful ale tasting at a reasonable price. Tours run every 20 minutes and there were still plenty of spots in most of the tours when we went. Our tour guide was great and the tour itself is high-tech with...More

    Thank michaelam864
    minghaf, Supervisor at Smithwick's Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hi michaelm864, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review on your visit with us. Great to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed your visit with us today. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Kilkenny....More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Anna, our tour guide was very informative and nice. The beer sampler was great, and the brief and interactive tour was even interesting to our kids.More

    Thank Onemomthreeboys
    minghaf, Supervisor at Smithwick's Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Hello Onemomthreeboys, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed you and your kids enjoyed the tour. I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to Anna. She...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Not being a beer drinker and having been to several brewery tours this one is very similar to previous ones but our guide was knowledgable and free samples at end always makes hubby happy. There's no parking on the premises. We bought our tickets online...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Susan E
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    As Smithwicks Red Ale is my favourite drink in Ireland, i couldn't miss up a chance to go on a brewery tour. Situated in Kilkenny, a lovely little town and a 90 minute bus ride from Dublin - it was well worth the trip. We...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Dr-Melfi
    minghaf, Supervisor at Smithwick's Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Dr-Melfi, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review on your visit to the Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny. I am delighted to read that you are a big fan of our famous red ale. I will be sure to pass on your...More

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    Jane B
    July 1, 2019|
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    Response from Angela Q | Reviewed this property |
    Tour doesn't take any longer than 45 mins if you don't want to do it just go through the doors in the Smithwicks souvenir shop and it will bring you into the bar
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    • Duration: 1h
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