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Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny

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Address: Saint Francis Abbey Brewery 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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+353 56 778 6377
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Located in the heart of Kilkenny city, Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny is a...

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 Smithwicks Experience Bar. Audio guides also available in French, German, Spanish and Italian. Come to Kilkenny and discover the craft.

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Charming!

The staff was incredibly nice and warm. Fun and funny tour, the guide was great. We loved learning the history of the brewery! Very interesting. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sacramento
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff was incredibly nice and warm. Fun and funny tour, the guide was great. We loved learning the history of the brewery! Very interesting. Highly recommend.

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23 Thank Amy S
Mingha F, Supervisor at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, responded to this review

Hi Amy S, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour and loved learning about the history. I will be sure to pass on the lovely, kind words to all the staff! Kind Regards, Mingha More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Being from the US we have been on alot of brewery tours and really enjoyed the presentation and modern feel on the Smithwick's tour. The tour guide was very interactive and invited questions. Definitely do this during your time in Kilkenny!

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30 Thank Danielle M
Mingha F, Supervisor at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, responded to this review

Hi Danielle M, I'm delighted that you really enjoyed your visit to the Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny! Great to hear that you have done many brewery tours and enjoyed ours just as much! We are very passionate about the history of Smithwick's and the brewing process and want to ensure that every visitor enjoys their visit to Kilkenny & The Smithwick's... More 

County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a city centre brewery museum that is well worth a visit. Very well explained by an excellent guide.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The tour is in an old Abbey, where monks once brewed beer. Various stages illustrate the brewing process. It is a simple Tour, but contained some keen and unique stops...such as moving portraits and the like. I would do it again.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a different beer tour, in that it is more historical, and the history is interesting. The beer is no longer brewed here, but elsewhere. The tour is costly based on what you get. It seemed to be more of a Disney world type of experience, which is positive. It was a nice tour, with many electronic wonders. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Smithwicks is my husband's favourite beer - and I do like their Pale Ale too! Despite this, and despite living only two hours from Kilkenny, we had never visited the town before. We simply had to do this tour while we were here!. We booked online in advance for a small discount on the entrance price and caught one of... More 

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Mingha F, Supervisor at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, responded to this review

Hi kirkgirl, I'm delighted to read such a fantastic review! It is great to hear that you very much enjoyed your visit to The Smithwick's Experience! Simon is a fantastic tour guide and brings great passion to every tour. All our guides are very passionate and have great pride in the history of beer and the brewing process as well... More 

Vestal, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here as we are tasting the beers of Ireland and this is our second brewery. The tour guide, Colm, was hilarious and a real gem. The tour is guided with use of clever videos in showing the history of Smithwicks and the beer production. At the end you get to taste, either a 3 beer sampler or a... More 

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Mingha F, Supervisor at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, responded to this review

Hi pulmqueen, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. Colm, along with all of the tour guides here at The Smithwick's Experience have great pride and passion for the history of the brewery and The Smithwick Family and each bring their own personal touch to the tours. Colm, I'm sure will be delighted with the kind... More 

Brookings, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was great! It was a small sized tour which was great for listening and questions. The tour guide was fun and loved his job. Learned a lot about the brewing process and the tasting at the end was fun!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was amazing. It was super fun and interactive as well as being very informative. The price is super cheap compared to the Guinness brewery. I loved the tour and would definitely recommend it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice and small, low-key tour. It is well laid out and the tour guide was nice. It provides a great insight into the colourful history of the famous red ale. Worth a visit

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