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Walkerbay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery

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Address: R326, Stanford 7210, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 28 341 0013
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10:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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As the first wine and brewing estate in the southern hemisphere, we run a...

As the first wine and brewing estate in the southern hemisphere, we run a small but growing micro brewery, water bottling plant, winery and vineyard situated in the Western Cape of South Africa. We have much to offer, not only to the beer and wine enthusiast, but to those just interested in visiting our beautiful country estate near Stanford in the shadow of the Klein Rivier mountains. Here you will find out about our exceptional beer,our country estate, our brewery. As of September 2015 the restaurant is under new management called "Birkenhead Galley" separately listed in Trip advisor by the new owners.

Come and enjoy our delicious food and freshly brewed beer, and visit our vineyard and winery where we produce Walker Bay Vineyards wines.

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A little bit commercial

The have a good variation on beers, but not so good to present it. When we where here last year in April we took a beer tasting and the beer tasted good but i myself prefer to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 March 2016
Johan S
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

The have a good variation on beers, but not so good to present it. When we where here last year in April we took a beer tasting and the beer tasted good but i myself prefer to talk to someone about how they brewed it etc not read it for myself on a paper. Nice surrounding and the staff were... More 

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1 Thank Johan S
Graham P, Manager at Walkerbay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Johan Thank you for your review and we are looking at creating a section for tastings where it will be explained and you can book a tour of the brewery before then going to eat at the restaurant. Kind regards Graham More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

The ride was wonderful, We loved the beautiful landscape and relaxing feeling as soon as we got there. The service was outstanding and thumbs up for the young lady that served us. We met Blue, who showed our 3 year old grandson around. The food and beer was great.

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Graham P, Manager at Walkerbay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you Laszv I appreciate your review. Kind regards Graham More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

There was always good wines and beers to be had at Birkenhead (especially their Honeyblond), but the service and food went for a loop a few years ago......but thank goodness, they are back. Our visit today was sheer pleasure and they now have a Cider available as well, while the standard of the food has vastly improved to where it... More 

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1 Thank Trade M
Graham P, Owner at Walkerbay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery, responded to this review

I thank you for coming back and appreciate your words of encouragement. We are working hard to ensure our customers have a pleasant experience on visiting the estate. I hope to meet you soon. Kind Regards Graham Peck More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Heard about the beer tasting at Birkenhead brewery. Made a special trip with the extended family. Day was hot and we opted to sit inside as our mother has a heart condition and recently had surgery. The venue inside was stifling hot with no air circulation and we ended up rearranging tables to sit in the cross draft between the... More 

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Graham P, Owner at Walkerbay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery, responded to this review

I apologise for the experience your party endured but assure you that this is not the norm,if you look at the majority of our reviews. I can assure you that i have reviewed your feedback with staff and have ensured that all staff have the knowledge to inform their patrons about our Beer and Wines including casual staff and not... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

A fun, relaxing environment with a festive vibe. Beer chilled and delicious just what was needed on a hot December day. Excellent service and the wine is just as good. A definite worthwhile visit whilst in the area. Love the Stanford region.

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Graham P, Owner at Walkerbay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you for you review, it is much appreciated. Hope to meet again soon. Kind regards Graham Peck More 

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Stunning venue to visit and the beer tasting was affordable. Interesting beers to taste just a pity they were out of stock of the two beers we really would have liked to taste, the Premium Lager and the Honey Blonde.

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Graham P, Owner at Walkerbay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Francois Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed the visit. Sorry about not having enough stock of the most popular of the beers but as you will appreciate we take 28 days to craft our beer per brew and the extraordinary scorching weather just meant thirsty patrons consumed more stock than we could have predicted. Will ensure... More 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We visited for the wines but ended up taking up the beer tasting of 6 of their beers plus their new cider which tasted fresh, crisp and of the Granny Smith apples it was made with. Lovely surroundings and helpful staff not to mention the friendly wolf!

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Graham P, Owner at Walkerbay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed the Cider and Beer tastings and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Graham More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Stanford is hidden gem and one of the Jewels is the Birkenhead brewery. Fantastic lawn setting and view along with great craft beer. We had a very enjoyable time there

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Graham P, Owner at Walkerbay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback and glad you had an enjoyable time here with us. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards Graham Peck More 

Pretoria
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

We did not taste the wines, and only did the beer tasting. Unfortunately it was very impersonal, with the 'waitron' serving the six beers on a tasting sheet that gives sone information. Completely lacking is any interaction and personal explanation of the tastes and flavours. Bit disappointing from that perspective (although the beer was not too bad!)

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Graham P, Owner at Walkerbay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Am very sorry for the impersonal attitude you received from waitron's on receiving your tastings. This will be dealt with and hope to be given the opportunity to show a vast improvement on your next visit. Kind regards Graham Peck More 

Stanford, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Called to check closing time on Wed 30 December 2015, was told by the head waitress closing was 8.30pm. I confirmed that we would come around 6.00pm for a beer. Arrived at 5.50pm to be told closing time was 6.00pm but we could have one beer...rushed. We returned at 5.00pm on Saturday 02 Jan 2016 to be told their beer... More 

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Graham P, Owner at Walkerbay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Local Stanfordian First off I would like to apologise for your experience but would like some further info as find it quiet unbelievable as all our staff are english speaking and secondly all marketing and advertising clearly states that we are open till 6pm in season Sundays to Wednesdays with Thursday to Saturday till 21:00. Out of Season we... More 

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