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Rhymney Brewery

Gilchrist Thomas Industrial Estate, Blaenavon NP4 9RL, Wales
+44 1685 722253
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Great find!

We visited this brewery on a wet Monday and we were the only visitors at the time. We had a warm... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison A
via mobile
If you’re thirsty

This wasn’t what I expected, we were the only ones there so it lacked a little atmosphere ... it’s... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan P
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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“half pint” (7 reviews)
“hobby horse” (4 reviews)
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Gilchrist Thomas Industrial Estate, Blaenavon NP4 9RL, Wales
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+44 1685 722253
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"self guided tour"
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"half pint"
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"hobby horse"
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"lovely lady"
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"worth a visit"
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"afternoon visit"
in 2 reviews
"excellent beer"
in 2 reviews
"dark beer"
in 2 reviews
"bar area"
in 3 reviews
"big pit"
in 41 reviews
"new building"
in 2 reviews
"excellent value"
in 2 reviews
"visitors"
in 12 reviews
"ale"
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"laboratory"
in 2 reviews
"films"
in 4 reviews
"gilchrist"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this brewery on a wet Monday and we were the only visitors at the time. We had a warm welcome and really enjoyed our time at the brewery. The exhibits were interesting - we particularly liked the 4 short films. It’s dog friendly...More

Thank Alison A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wasn’t what I expected, we were the only ones there so it lacked a little atmosphere ... it’s a self-guided tour, although you do get a great insight on arrival from a really lovely lady (who did appear to be multi-tasking) you do get...More

Thank Alan P
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

As part of the Big Pit Fathers Day festival we took up the accompanying offer to visit the brewery. A Sunday, but considering the promotion you would expect they were prepared for the footfall. It was horrendous, so poor I was incomplete shock. The offer...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Lovely lady greeted us at reception and explained about the self guided tour. Informative videos and a photo opportunity on the hobby horse! Chance to pull a virtual pint which my husband mastered and I failed at 3 times. The lady was on hand throughout...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

While on a trip on an old Hills of Tredegar Bus, which was part of the Merthyr Old Bus and Car Show held at Rhydycar, Merthyr we enjoyed a visit to the Brewery. Being disabled I was unable to go upstairs for the tour, as...More

Thank Janie564b
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

We popped into Rhymney Brewery after a visit to Blaenavon Iron Works. The brewery in on an industrial estate (visit the Iron Works to find out why the estate is named Gilchrist Thomas), nestled in the valley between the fabulous Big Pit and the heritage...More

Thank Lucas H
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

We found the Brewery whilst visiting The Big Pit. It was worth popping in for a look, the exhibition was informative and it was good to look at the brewery from the viewing platform. The tour is self guided, which we quite liked. We also...More

Thank Claire B
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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Popped in after visiting the Big Pit, had a great hour looking and smelling at the different beers. Great history documenting the Brewery, also looking down at who the beer is made. £2:50 entrance fee which includes half or £3:00 for a pint, well wort...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Fascinating little self guided tour of the modern premises of this historic South Wales brewery, very handily located next to the Big Pit. Well worth spending half an hour here.

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Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

A great little brewery, often busy with visitors to Big Pit and the World Heritage Site, who want to take a tour of a working brewery. Working nearby, I frequently pop in the onsite shop to stock up with gift boxes for family or a...More

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