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Islay Ales Company Limited

The Brewery, Islay House Square | Bridgend, Bridgend PA44 7NZ, Scotland
+44 1496 810014
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Enjoyed sampling the beer

Popped in to the brewery shop and very pleased to be able to sample my choice of beers without... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
driver9999
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
A microbrewery which richly rewards any visitor

This is a remarkable, small scale microbrewery in a restored building on Islay House Square. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomast1940
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A micro brewery producing 10 regular ales and beers through out the year plus seasonal specials.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“house square” (7 reviews)
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The Brewery, Islay House Square | Bridgend, Bridgend PA44 7NZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in to the brewery shop and very pleased to be able to sample my choice of beers without taking a tour - the lady behind the counter described them well. Of course I then bought some to enjoy at home!

Thank driver9999
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a remarkable, small scale microbrewery in a restored building on Islay House Square. It produces a range of fine beers ,including CAMRA prize winners , which are appreciated well beyond the island. Among the beers, there are surely some to delight every palate....More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Took a tour with my wife today and the lady who showed us round was AMAZING! Answered all the questions we asked and talked us through the process end to end which must've taken well over an hour, amazing place. Not all the beer was...More

Thank Dave N
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Just love Islay Ales. Steve and the staff are fantastic. Know their poducts inside out and have recommendations for every palate. Cant wait for the #FEISILE2018 specials.

1  Thank Whisky_ileach
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We called here after visiting the two distilleries in the north and the experience couldn't have been more different.The distillery staff were chatty,very knowledgeable and generally pleased to see us.A young man was behind the counter,but there was no attempt to engage with us,no greeting...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

The brewery is a small family run business we found them very welcoming and loved that they support local people and are an equal opportunities employer employing young locals with disabilities. We love the caring atmosphere and the welcome we get as we have visited...More

1  Thank Clif21
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IslayAlesManager, General Manager at Islay Ales Company Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our business. As a small employer we do like to try and employ youngsters from the island. We do not look at a person's disability when employing a member of staff but we do look...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

I had Islay beers at the Lochside in Bowmore and enjoyed them but couldn't buy them in the local CO-OP so decide to go to the source in Islay House square. We also visited some of the other shops. We arrived just after the shop/brewery...More

1  Thank NIRS3
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IslayAlesManager, Manager at Islay Ales Company Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thanks for your review! Just for future reference our ales are available in some of the local SPAR Shops around the island. In Bowmore The Whisky Shop stocks our ales, Lauries in Port Ellen, C&S Monks in Port Charlotte and The Mini Market in Brucihladdich.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Delightful owners and great beer.Generous tasting and an opportunity to combine the beer purchase with Big Peat whiskey.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had a free tour of the brewery, which was given by a very friendly and humorous man (ex accountant). Although the brewery only consisted of one room the tour was very informative and we had a free sample afterwards. Definitely well worth a visit.

Thank Nadoleg
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IslayAlesManager, Manager at Islay Ales Company Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

As the accountant I would like to thank you for your kind review! I am glad you enjoyed the tour and tasting afterwards. Steve

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I'm interested in breweries as I have shares in one in Dundee, so was intrigued to visit this tiny brewery. On asking, was allowed to chat to the brewer and see the facilities behind the shop. A good range of beers packaged for purchase for...More

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