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Great visit

Well worth a visit. It was very interesting, the beer was great and Rachel was really good and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rob F
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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 30 July 2018
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Gilchrist Thomas Industrial Estate, Blaenavon NP4 9RL, Wales
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All reviews self guided tour half pint hobby horse worth a visit afternoon visit different beers dark beer bar area big pit new building visitors laboratory films gilchrist memorabilia explanation exhibition
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. It was very interesting, the beer was great and Rachel was really good and welcoming.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rob F
Reviewed 30 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AlisonA95
Reviewed 29 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 6alanp
Reviewed 18 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank lindsey_bridgeman
Reviewed 17 April 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 62Kareno
Reviewed 10 September 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Janie564b
Reviewed 18 August 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Lucas H
Reviewed 15 August 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Claire B
Reviewed 4 August 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Curious606898
Reviewed 11 July 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Owen N
29 November 2016|
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thanks for the info. owen