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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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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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“brewery tour” (124 reviews)
“brewing process” (98 reviews)
“great tour” (140 reviews)
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Saint Francis Abbey Brewery 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny R95 VK54, Ireland
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We had done the Guiness Storehouse the day before, and it was fun, but overwhelming. Smithwick's Experience was much more up close and personal. My son is somewhat of a beer aficionado and has made his own brews, so it was very interesting to him....More

Thank bethskoff
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the Smithwicks Experience during our stay in Kilkenny we did the guided tour. Our tour guide was called Peter, Peter had great knowledge about every aspect of the tour and interacted well with everyone. I would recommend doing this tour if you are...More

Thank Tasha S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did this tour after having experienced both the Heineken and Guinness tour. Those two are big, and impressive and self guided. And full of people. Smithwick’s offers a guided tour and more information on the brewing process than in the two others I mentioned....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Did Smithwick's Experience with a Medieval Mile tour guide, Brian Hogan. I recommend the visit as well as Brian as a guide.

Thank mcgrath49
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic tour made even more enjoyable by our amazing tour guide whose name I have unfortunately forgotten. But Monday 13th at 2.20 for those in the know! He was so knowledgeable and incredibly funny. The tour itself was really interesting, unique and a few surprises...More

Thank rebeccacollins40
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very informative, learnt about the history of the brewery and beer/ale in Kilkenny as well as learning about the brewing process from grain to pint. Free pint or soft drink at end of tour, with an optional upgrade to get a paddle with a glass...More

Thank millertravels14
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cracking your and well put together and certainly gives you all the facts required in the making of the famous Smithwicks Ale. It’s just over a half an hour tour and our guide was excellent however I think it’s a little over...More

Thank TMGFH
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the experience with 3 friends, we were staying in Kilkenny for one day. Absolutely enjoyable and interesting visit, and the technology used was very nice! Thumbs up

Thank Franz76it
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love smithwicks, this is a great couple of hours spent. We did the tour as a family and weren’t disappointed. Interesting hour going round the different equipment and history of the locality and if you upgrade for 3 euros you get to try...More

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must while in Kilkenny. Just a wonderful experience. Lovely staff. Really interesting. And of course the taste of Smithwick's at the end.

Thank Fiona M
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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
19 June 2017|
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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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