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St Austell Brewery

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Address: 63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell PL25 4BY, England
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+44 845 241 1122
08:30 - 19:00
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 19:00
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 9.00am to 6.00pm. 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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Amazing tour

We visited St Austell Brewery as a group the day before a friends wedding and it was an absolutely brilliant day enjoyed by all that attended. From the moment we got there we were... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
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Cowes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brewery is well sign posted although car park work means parking in the upper over spill car park and a wet dash - not really clear what the situation was with bar, large shop and museum area all interlinked. Brewery tour is £12 per head which for a family of four (two teenagers) is a lot of money! ..and as... More 

1 Thank timrw2016
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We visited St Austell Brewery as a group the day before a friends wedding and it was an absolutely brilliant day enjoyed by all that attended. From the moment we got there we were made to feel completely welcome and all the staff were very friendly. We had a drink in the bar upstairs called Hicks bar named after the... More 

Thank jandgdaddy
Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were visiting St Austell from the south of Wales with the sole aim of visiting the brewery. We certainly were not disappointed! The centre itself is very well laid out, clean and welcoming. The tour itself was great value for money with a very informative tour and tokens to use on drinks or a tasting experience. The staff were... More 

1 Thank c_varney333
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Having been on the brewery tour in the past, my wife and I decided to take both sets of in-laws out for lunch and the tour at the St. Austell brewery on a trip to Cornwall. Having done the tour before it was nice to see that some updates and changes had been made since our last visit. The tour... More 

1 Thank David G
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We visited as 2 families with young children, and the lady who we asked about a tour was just wonderful, dropping what she was doing to take us on a mini-tour which was interesting but not long enough to cause the kids to get restless. We visited last a few years ago, when there was just a shop, but now... More 

Thank Jon M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The wife and I visited last week during a visit to St. Austell. The reception area is welcoming and we were told that a tour was just about to start if we wanted. We joined the tour hosted by Tracy who was fantastic. She explained the operation of the brewing, the history, and how the different flavours are achieved. She... More 

Thank Mark A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We arrived quite late in the day (4pm) so did not give ourselves a lot of time to visit the brewery fully before it closed at 5.30pm. However, we were greeted by very friendly staff and given a very informative tour of the brewery by Anne. At the end of the tour we were given several drinks to sample before... More 

Thank Michelle A
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We did the tour of the brewery, the staff were knowledgeable and friendly and the buildings were all clean and nice but ... it was a bit boring. Like having a tour of a factory. The tasting at the end was ok. Maybe they could make it more interactive somehow.

Thank Terry B
Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

What a fantastic afternoon we have just had!! We paid for a guided ' experience' ! That is exactly what we got!! Our ambassador for the visit was Roy. He on his own made the visit so enjoyable and informative. He is a real asset to the company along with his wife who looked after us when we booked in.... More 

1 Thank mrsh149
St Austell, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Had a lovely lunch followed by a tour of the brewery with Roy,very informative and refreshing!! Good food and good beer.

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