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“A pleasant surprise”
Review of Rhymney Brewery

Rhymney Brewery
Ranked #4 of 9 things to do in Blaenavon
Certificate of Excellence
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Wallasey, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

I chanced upon the Brewery after seeing it from the train. There were no signposts so it took determination to find it. I had drunk Rhymney Bitter at university so wanted to see if it was the same brew. The brewhouse is in an industrial unit on an estate and was very clean and easy to view. They have 4 videos from the old company and various diplays about the history of the brewery (both old and new) as well as some artifacts. For a very reasonable admission fee you also get a half of "Hobby Horse". There was also a very pleasant young girl who was happy to show you round if you wanted it.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Dissappointing”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

This place looks very modern and inviting from the outside. It is situated next to the Big Pit mining museum and has plenty of free car parking.
We visited on a very warm July afternoon. There is no air conditioning in any of the visitor areas, and it was stiflingly hot. There is little to see or do inside, with just one viewing gallery of a lot of stainless steel tubs. You are asked to watch several videos which were made about 30 to 40 years ago, and bears no resemblance to the current plant. They were a little embarrassing actually.
So, save your entrance fee and go to the many other attractions in the area.
Avoid.

Visited July 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic! A must see.”
Reviewed 10 June 2013 via mobile

Well worth a visit. A hidden gem. You get to meet the staff and walk around the brewery and see the process live from start to finish. There is a history area on the brewery and memorabilia. Tasters at the bar were a nice touch and very tasty. You won't be disappointed.

Visited April 2013
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