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Best Stop on "Arthur's Way"

We took the tour with Simon Broderick, he is an entertaining and energetic Beer Expert. We got the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great fun! A real brewery tour!

Really enjoyed this tour! Had some beverages and walked around the actual brewery, learning all... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Amanda M
Dublin, Ireland
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Come visit an authentic working brewery. Rye River Brewing Company produces the multi award winning range of McGargles' beers. You can also sample the beers in our unique tasting room which looks out on the brewery floor.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Dublin Road, Celbridge, Ireland
+353 1 628 7255
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the tour with Simon Broderick, he is an entertaining and energetic Beer Expert. We got the low down on the whole process: A real behind the scenes look at how boutique brewing works. We got a diverse sample in the post tour tasting....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour! Had some beverages and walked around the actual brewery, learning all about the process involved. Unlike a lot of tours of this kind, we were provided with safety wear and got to see in the actual factory, taste the malt and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amanda M
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Simon was entertaining and informative. Great to taste the different malts, see the hops, and get talked through the whole process of making the different brews. This isn't some 'interpretative centre', you get to walk through the actual factory itself. Then on to the serious...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Myself and my friend visited the brewery on Saturday with little or no idea of what to expect. I had never visited a brewery before and my understanding of the brewing process was extremely limited! Thankfully our host / tour guide Simon was extremely knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Shane O
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Once we entered the premises, we were welcomed by the tour guide and given a pint at their bar. We were also given food on this occasion. Steak and stout pies with mash which went really well with the beer. The guide was very funny...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Went here with a group of work colleagues not expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised . Simon our guide was excellent , good craic and answered lots of silly questions. I was really impressed with the small factory producing and bottling mcgargles beer ....More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank DYK2012
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Terrific tour of the brewery from Simon...very interesting overview and some nice samples at the end of the tour...

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Y8414PSbriand
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Bought a voucher for Xmas for my husband to do a tour of brewery with his friend. He very much enjoyed it and thought the quality of the beers sampled on the tour was excellent and that Simon the tour guide was an excellent host.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Linnnap
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Interesting to see how the beer is sourced, produced & bottled. Excellent guide, and a few tasty samples at the end. Very enjoyable evening.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Hotel_Rooms_R_2_Warm
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