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St Austell Brewery

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Address: 63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell PL25 4BY, England
Phone Number: 44172666022
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Welcome to the newly refurbished St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre and...

Welcome to the newly refurbished St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre and Hicks Bar. Our Visit England accredited Visitor Centre reveals the secrets behind our award-winning brewing process. Submerge yourself in more than 160 years of brewing excellence and discover the heritage of this proudly independent family brewery. Our Hicks Bar is open 8.30am to 7[,. So, whether you are popping in for a coffee and a cake, a tasty pub meal or just a pint of your favourite beer, we will be happy to satisfy your appetite! And don't forget to pay a visit to the St Austell Brewery shop. With the full range of delicious St Austell bottled and canned beers (including some exclusive beers from our Small Batch Brewery) and branded gifts and clothing plus finest Walter Hicks wines, there's a drink or gift for every occasion. Plus lots of beer of course! Please note dogs are welcome in the outside decking area and shop downstairs. Only guide dogs are allowed in the Hicks Bar and museum.

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St Austell Brewerty victor centre tour

A fantastic visit to a brewery going from strength to strength. Thoroughly worth a tour to see how the beers are brewed and stored, followed by a very generous tasting. Topped... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fantastic visit to a brewery going from strength to strength. Thoroughly worth a tour to see how the beers are brewed and stored, followed by a very generous tasting. Topped off with a delicious bite to eat. Definitely worth a visit and maybe combine with a visit to Eden project.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The only reason I have not rated this brewery tour as "excellent" was because we went on a Friday when you don't get to see them actually brewing as they clean everything then. However, this did have its compensations as it was quieter and Anne, our excellent guide, showed us a video presentation of the whole process which sounds dull... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have had some experience of brewery, winery and distillery visits and this was one of the best. The guide was knowledgeable and interesting, she was able to keep the attention of all of the group throughout the visit. We tasted several beers and looked in the shop but Tescos were cheaper this week....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited during our holiday to Cornwall one afternoon and had a great time here. All the staff were incredibly friendly,efficient and knowledgeable all the way from the reception/shop area,throughout the tour and in the bar area at the finish of the tour. Our guide for our tour Nick especially deserves a mention for making our visit extra enjoyable.His knowledge... More 

1 Thank Stuartjcairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit , interesting tours and information on how they produce the wonderful amount of different beers which you can purchase in the shop. Staff were very helpful with a small cafe upstairs If you intend to visit St Austell this is one you s Gould see.

1 Thank Martin B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tours are only available on Fridays and have to be booked - they are pricey!. There is a shop and a pub attached. The shop prices were exorbitant and we didn't bother with the pub. Big disappointment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated 5 minutes walk from the train station, the St Austell Brewery delivers a brilliant beer tour taking you around the making of tribute to korev. Overall the guide, Nick, was welcoming, funny and easy to listen to. The beer tasting offered us a number of tasters for every palette. We stayed and had a meal in the Hicks bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great visit here, discounted entry for using public transport! Easy to walk here from St Austell bus station, 5 mins although uphill. Much quicker walking back 3 mins! Our tour guide was Nick, he was excellent at explaining the history of the brewery and the production process. We sampled quite a few of the ales and were given... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well designed visitor centre, shop and pub and well worth a visit. We watched the beer being bottled for ages and it was fascinating watching the empty bottles being filled and boxed up - this area is free as well and you can read all about the history of the company. The pub area is very well laid out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the all open all areas tour which only runs on a Friday afternoon it's £25 well spent had a very well informed tour from one of the brewers Rob who has worked there for 12 years and was very knowledgeable after the tour its back to the bar where you get to sample around 7/8 beers from the... More 

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