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Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny

Saint Francis Abbey Brewery 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny R95 VK54, Ireland
+353 56 778 6377
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Located in the heart of Kilkenny city, Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny is a multi-sensory experience that immerses you in the history of Ireland's oldest ale. Get a flavour for how our famous ale has been crafted over generations and finish with a cool refreshing pint in the comfort of our Smithwick's Experience Bar. Audio guides also available in French, German, Spanish and Italian. Come to Kilkenny and discover the craft.
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“brewery tour” (122 reviews)
“brewing process” (100 reviews)
“great tour” (141 reviews)
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Saint Francis Abbey Brewery 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny R95 VK54, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fun tour, very well done, we learned some history. The staff was friendly and professional. I would recommend it, the tour and tasting takes about an hour or less. June 2018.

Thank Matt123Houma
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. The tour takes about 45 minutes and gives the history of the brewery and the beer. The standard tour ends with a tasting of a pint of one of their beers.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite tours in Kilkenny. Well done. From the moment you arrive to the brewery to the end of the tour, you travel through time in a very well articulated tour. Petra, our guide, shared the history behind Smithwick’s in an...More

Thank Sandra W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Done this tour on Sunday just gone and absolutely loved it! Well worth doing and not overly expensive either. A great little tour.

Thank philly101
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Smithwicks Experience is excellent. Really friendly staff on reception and in the shop. Robert was our guide and he was great.. very well informed, interesting and friendly. Brewery tours can be boring but this one was great. The family history display is cool and...More

Thank sarahanseo
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice little tour, the rooms are fairly small but accomodates everyone and it is very rich the history of this beer! We chose the 3€ upgrade on our tasting and we didn't regret it. Our tour guide Simon was very friendly and full of...More

Thank Ariana H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you like beer I have to do the experience! It's about 45 minutes and you can taste the 3 ales on the end! Interesting and tasty

Thank Tiago T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great little brewery tour if you are passing Kilkenny ire!and. the guide was entertaining and happy to answer any questions you may have. And you get a full pint at the end. Try the Smithhwicks red.

Thank 577Jackie
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our tour guides was Simon. He was very informative about the brewery. Tour presentation was outstanding. The best brewery tour we have ever gone on. Smithwick’s has two more beers you don’t get in the States. A Pale Ale and a Blonde.

Thank David P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is set up to show you the process of how they make Smithwicks with a little bar area at the end of the tour where you get a sample. Very interesting.

Thank j000ls
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Firegk13
3 April 2018|
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Response from Mingha F | Property representative |
Hello firegk13, Bus and trains depart from Dublin to killenny on a regular basis from Dublin City Centre. You can check this online at buseireann or iarnroid eireann. I hope this helps.
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dorothy r
26 June 2017|
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Response from Valerie O | Property representative |
Hi Dorothy R, The Smithwick's Experience is fully wheelchair accessible. Please feel free to call me directly if you have any specific queries regarding entrance, tour times etc. Kind regards, Valerie (056 7786377)
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Kaite99
18 June 2017|
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Hi Kaite99, The benefit to buying tickets online is that you receive a 10%discount off adult admission. Tours run regularly throughout the day so when you visit, bring along your booking reference number and we will get you... More
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