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Billson’s Brewery

29 Last St, Beechworth, Victoria 3747, Australia
+61 3 5728 1304
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Historical gem - historic brewery

New young owners are revamping the place and though they are well known for their many flavoured... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
lynninsa
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Golden Grove, Australia
Must visit in the North East

We stopped out at Billson’s Sunday afternoon and left with the biggest smiles on our faces. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emma S
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We've been crafting gourmet cordials of long forgotten flavours, based on traditional recipes and methods, since the 1860's.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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29 Last St, Beechworth, Victoria 3747, Australia
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+61 3 5728 1304
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Reviewed 5 days ago

New young owners are revamping the place and though they are well known for their many flavoured cordials they are putting in a new distillery plant and will be brewing their own beers in the near future. We met one of the owners (Nathan I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped out at Billson’s Sunday afternoon and left with the biggest smiles on our faces. The young couple who now own the buildings were beyond welcoming and kind. Their passion for what they are working towards is brilliant. The building is absolutely amazing and...More

Thank Emma S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Billson’s Brewery site to purchase some of their excellent cordials and were lucky enough to meet one of the new owners. Their plans for the site are fantastic and will only add to the attraction of the town. As expected the cordials...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Billson's Brewery is a must if you're visiting Beechworth. The new owners are slowly bringing this amazing historic site back to it's former glory. Downstairs in the cellars there is a small museum informing visitors of the Brewery's history. There is also a carriage museum...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on Tuesday 31st, and thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Brewery, we did the self tour, then came back to the tasting room. The great variety of unique cordials were such a surprise and so tasty, we tasted about half of dozen and...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Old fashioned cordial brewery is delightful. Needs a little bit of dusting and bit better lighting but otherwise good service and cool range of cordial flavors.More

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Julia V, Marketing Manager at Billson’s Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Midge S, Great to hear you had a great time whilst visiting us! We're so sorry for the dust and lighting situation, we are in the middle of restoring the brewery and in a few months time you won't recognise the place! Please do...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised about this place. The place is very unique and nice. I tried a few cordials and loved it. My favorite cordial is Sicilian Blood Orange Cordial, so tasty and refreshing. Also, there is a wonderful collections of old...More

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Julia V, Marketing Manager at Billson’s Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Jadranka B, Thank you for visiting us and we're thrilled you had a fantastic time tasting our traditional gourmet cordials and exploring the brewery. We've started our beer trials and we're looking forward to showcase what we've been up to on your next visit!...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This is a must visit place in Beechworth. Not only do they sell a great range of unique cordials, but they have wonderful collections of old horse drawn vehicles and brewing and hair dressing displays. I understand that this brewery was established in the 1860...More

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Julia V, Marketing Manager at Billson’s Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hi Galgano47, Thank you for your great review! We're excited for what the future holds and we look forward to showing you our restoration progress on your next visit. And of course you'll be able to taste our new range of beverages. Keep an eye...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Had a private tour by Nathan, the new owner, and he has such a passion about the place and how he is restoring it to a brewery again. We learnt so much and there is even a barber there 2 days a week as my...More

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Julia V, Marketing Manager at Billson’s Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Roma, So great to hear you had a fantastic time visiting Billson's and enjoyed the private tour with Nathan! As we continue on our restoration journey, please don't hesitate to come back and see all the progress we have made. We look forward to...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We were recommended to visit Murray Breweries, housed in the old Billson's Brewery building and what an interesting site it is. Murray Breweries are a new business producing a vast range of cordials from original nineteenth century recipes. Having taste tested nearly all of the...More

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Julia V, Marketing Manager at Billson’s Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Redbarnchris, Thank you for your fantastic review! We're glad you have enjoyed visiting Billson's brewery and found many cordial flavours you liked. As we continue on our restoration journey, do not hesitate to stop by next time you're in the area, we'd love to...More

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