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Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny

Saint Francis Abbey Brewery 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, 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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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brewing process” (89 reviews)
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Saint Francis Abbey Brewery 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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+353 56 778 6377
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was an awesome time. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and he did a great job. Would definitely recommend this to others. Was a million times better than Guinness.

Thank Tmarquis419
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just finished this tour with our Guide Simon who was outstanding !!!! his knowledge and enthusiasm for Smithwick's made this tour a very enjoyable experience. My husband has requested that the Irish Red Ale be imported into Australia. Highly recommend this experience to fellow travellers.

Thank Ryanaa72
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Simon was a great guide, very friendly, funny and knowledgeable. The whole tour was unique and modern. Loved it

Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We managed to make it to the last tour that started at 5 pm. Friendly employees endured we had a good time. Tour explains the history of the brewery and the process to make beer. Very well done.

Thank chicago60654
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun tour, learned a lot. Small group of people that toured, 6 total. Knowledgeable guide, tasting was fun.

Thank C S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Smithwicks blows Guiness out of the water. Simon the tour guide was great! Tour combined the history of the brewery with facts about brewing. Just the right combination. Highlight was the portraits (don't want to give anything away). Ordering a flight of beers at the...More

Thank Jill E
Mingha F, Supervisor at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jill E, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. The portraits on the tour is definitely a highlight for many of our visitors! I will be sure to pass on the kind words to Simon. He will be delighted...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An OK tour, but not actual processes on site. Good visual effects . Tour guide knowledgeable- plus good sample!

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just spent a very pleasant hour touring the Smithwicks's Experience. We were very impressed by the knowledge of our tour guide and the set up of the tour overall. The introduction to it, where we meet the monks , was amazing and portrayed...More

Thank clinch56
Mingha F, Supervisor at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi clinch56, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your visit to us here at The Smithwick's Experience. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed it! All of the team here are very proud of the history of Smithwick's and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute must visit experience when in Kilkenny! Even if you think you don't like ale! The exhibition itself was very well presented and our guide Chloe was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable - she really enjoys her job! Her enthusiasm about the product was...More

Thank Sharonf2007
Mingha F, Supervisor at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sharonf2007, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review on your visit. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour and I will be sure to pass on the great words to each of the team mentioned! they will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour lady was so entusiastic. Loved how they brought tecnology to the highlest level, there were a picture room that actually moved, so Harry Potter LOL. One thing I didnt like though, since it is not a running fabric anymore, they process itself to make...More

Thank barbaracmv
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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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Response from Valerie O | Property representative |
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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paige h
16 May 2017|
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Response from Valerie O | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your question. Yes our tour is family friendly, our family rate is €33.00 for two adults and up to four children under 18. Individual rates can be found on our website Regards, Valerie
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