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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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Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny Entrance Ticket
US$18 per adult
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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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  • Average4%
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“brewery tour” (129 reviews)
“brewing process” (103 reviews)
“great tour” (143 reviews)
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Saint Francis Abbey Brewery 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny R95 VK54, Ireland
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+353 56 778 6377
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"brewery tour"
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"brewing process"
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"great tour"
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"guinness storehouse"
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"smithwick family"
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"free pint"
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"working brewery"
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"beer making"
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"tasting paddle"
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"tasting room"
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"pale ale"
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"favorite beer"
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"great beer"
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Reviewed yesterday

Was really excited to give the tour a try. I'm not a huge fan of the Storehouse so I was hoping this would be better and it definitely was! It was really informative, interesting and you were never bored! Our guide was Íde and you...More

Thank Zara M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth a visit when in Kilkenny. I myself am not an ale drinker but I found the history of the Smithwick’s brewery very interesting and presented in a way that was fun, interactive and to the point! Our guide was very knowledgable and friendly....More

Thank Faye M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really great complement to the Guinness Storehouse. Guided tour with video animations tell the story of both the brewery and the brewing. Great tastes afterwards!

Thank McDepth
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great tour. While a little expensive, my adult children gave it a A plus. The beer is no longer brewed there but the old building is full of history. Our tour guide was great and the beer was liked by all of...More

Thank kdup128
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I pre-purchased tickets to Smithwicks and weren't able to make it there due to traffic from Dublin. I called ahead and they were really nice about it and offered to refund my tickets right away. They did the refund right there on...More

Thank angie8_12
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband I did this tour when we visited Kilkenny last month. We actually pre-purchased our tickets online. We did not need to purchase them for a specific date. They were good for a year from the date we bought them, so that gave us...More

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting tour if you are into beer and of course the free pint at the end is a nice touch. Bonus points for a very friendly and helpful staff who gave me town directions.

Thank OntarioTrekker
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Smithwick experience is wonderful! I love the interactive technology mixed with history. My husband loved their new Blonde Ale. Our tour guy (Craig) was a delight.

Thank anc2320
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super tour, very interesting and brilliantly presented. A nice pint at the end made the whole experience

Thank Nicola M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide, Robert, did a great job of introducing us to the history of both Kilkenny and Smithwicks. He was quite knowledgeable and was able to answer every single question thrown at him. Tour lasts about 45 minutes and included a tasting at the...More

Thank Sharron G
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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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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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