Stella Artois Brewery
Stella Artois Brewery
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wagstaffCaerphilly
United Kingdom50 contributions
Mar 2020
Good tour of this massive beer production facility. Our tour guide made us feel very welcome and was very informative, taking us from Stella’s beginnings in the 14th century and then ending with the bottling, facility.
At the end of the tour you can enjoy a free class of perfectly chilled Stella and taste some of the other beers in their bar. There’s also a small gift shop where you can buy good value souvenirs. You come away with a gift bag with a few beers, so all in all a good experience. There’s a visitor car park but it’s not obvious to find so allow time.
Written March 20, 2020
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Nettle London
London, UK1,349 contributions
Aug 2022
Finding the start of the tour is not that easy (the map on the ticket from the tourist office is not that great) but we arrived just a few moments before 1.

Once kitted out with our hi-vis jackets 25 of us were taken first to a little film about the history of the brewery, and brewing in Leuven, before visiting the brewing hall and finally on to bottling.

The guide was knowledgeable, and seeing the process on such a massive scale was fascinating.

Once we had finished the tour we were given a glass of standard Stella as a sample, and then further samples of some of the other beers brewed by them were available. Soft drinks were available for those who don't drink beer.

A small, and remarkably well priced, gift shop was open whilst we sampled the fare. Finally it was time to take a bag of samples and walk all the way back to the start, in time to hand our jackets to the 3pm tour.
Written August 10, 2022
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MarksTravelReviews
Bath, UK16 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
We were told the history of the brewery to start with and then walked around various sections of the site. Each stop was more information about the manufacturing process of Stella.

The last stop of the tour is at the bar where you can sample fresh Stella, you can have more than 1 drink so don’t be ashamed to go back and ask for more!

You get a bag of samples when you leave, we received 3 cans each.

The tour is quite warm inside, no need to take a jumper if it’s a nice warm day.
Written July 20, 2022
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Dan Lakin
Brussels, Belgium2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We (eight people) arrived 5mins late for a tour and saw the group leaving without us. We were told by the only person at the welcome desk (a security guard) that the tour guides “don’t care” if people are missing from the tour and that as they were understaffed it was not possible for someone to come pick us up after the tour had started (it had only just started). Very unprofessional experience and no effort whatsoever to accommodate us. Nobody other than the security guard was there at the entrance to explain whether we could join another tour or be refunded. Would give 0 stars if that was possible.
Written February 1, 2020
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Joponr
Brussels, Belgium64 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Very interesting as such and guide Luk did a great job. Having said that, in reality, it was sheer torture due to the horrendous temperature inside the exposition rooms. Despite clearly visible airco-unit, the Inside temperature was well over 33c and no noticeable ventilation. Amazing that world's largest brewery commits such a PR-blunder.
Written June 11, 2023
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Marc Oliver C
Germany13 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We booked a brevery visit on Sunday. Unfortunatly nobody (neither brewery nor tourism office) told us that on this day would be the Leuven cycle race. Arriving Leuven lots of roads in the city were blocked. Using 3 different navigation systems non of them showed alternative ways to the brewery. So better arrive one day in advance as the brewery will not respect any delay.
Written August 8, 2022
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Lucy
Newlyn, UK22 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Our tour guide Ann was excellent, with brilliant English and a passion for the job. You see a limited part of the factory (brewing tanks and then bottling area) but the presentations were very informative. Free draught beers at the end and then a bag with 3 cans to take home.
Written January 14, 2023
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Christy B
Knoxville, TN167 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
My husband and I LOVE beer. Visiting breweries is a must on any trip. We really enjoyed the tour - the facility is a 15 minute walk from the train station - and we loved the free samples of cold Stella at the end. The gift bag was the icing on the cake! There is a good bit of history shared on the tour so we really appreciated this aspect of the tour.
Written June 16, 2018
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sayxs
Birmingham85 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
The entrance is difficult to find however once we found it we joined about 35/40 people in a small waiting area. The tour consists of a lot of walking and screen presentations of the brewing process , you do see a small bit of the factory, the bottling plant is interesting. You really get your moneys worth at the end with Stella tastings and on leaving you get a gift bag with more beer
Written February 2, 2018
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Ashbourne
Ashbourne, UK57 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We live in Brussels and despite many trips to Leuven we had never visited the brewery so when our daughter and her husband came to stay it was a perfect reason to do the tour. There is a free visitors car park really close to the entrance. I would recommend pre-booking your tickets on the internet, there were a few who arrived without any, luckily there was enough room for them to be included. There was a couple of PowerPoint presentations along the way but these were short and interesting covering key points, the guide spoke good English and had a good sense of humour too. I would say we were there around 1.5 - 2 hours, the tour finishing off with the opportunity to sample the beers and purchase glasses etc from the small souvenir shop.
We were also given gift bags with a couple more samples as we left. Interesting and definitely worth the €8.50 entrance fee.
Written February 21, 2019
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