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Clarens Brewery

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Address: 326 Main Street, Clarens 9707, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 82 901 4700

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Good Beer

Had a good meal and thoroughly enjoyed tackling the beer menu. American Amber Ale a favourite. Cheers

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle, South Africa
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Newcastle, South Africa
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a good meal and thoroughly enjoyed tackling the beer menu. American Amber Ale a favourite. Cheers

Thank Loerie5
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a establishment that has such a good verbal reputation I was disappointed 3 days into our stay in clarens to recieve the most unnecessary 'service' by a waitor that preferred to take a condecending attitude to my asking if we could have a couple drinks. Needless to say I am enjoying a SAB beer next door at their competition... More 

1 Thank Calvin M
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend a long afternoon drinking the finest beer in the Free State complimented by a lovely view as the sun came down over the mountain.

Thank Rob S
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a couple of beers overlooking the main square. Perfect place to enjoy Clarens and the beers were good. The wine not so good, but it is a brewery!

Thank MkomazanaCottages
south africa
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter was extremely pleasant and helpful and really added to the vibe of the place. We did a few tastings and had small meals as a group.

Thank renellerampersad
Johannesburg, South Africa
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This spot is popular. And the beers they produce are pretty good. We had the English ale and the Blonde. Both were good, and fresh. The two ciders are not good. Look and taste like Koolaid. The waiters are friendly, well informed and helpful. The food was a bit of a let down. It's a pub menu, and so is... More 

Thank JasLev
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and beer, they are world class and absolutely compliment each other! I didn't like how close together the tables are, it was very cramped! The service was poor.

Thank Sheri3108
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58 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When in Clarens, you must see the landmark brewery. Great range of local brew, you can order the tasting tray to sample anything. Gin tasting next door too with some interesting blends. Raise you glass and don't look and your phone for an hour or two. This place is definitely recommended for a boozy lunch.

Thank Graemeswanepoel2
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for lunch. The German sausages were delicious. Free beer/cider/gin tasting selection before choosing my drink was a great addition!

Thank Ronnie T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great spot to enjoy local craft brew - Clarens Red my favourite! Simple but tasty pub grub on menu - German sausage, cheeses, cold meats etc. Very popular venue - you'll need to wait for an outside table. Add to your lunch list - worth it.

Thank Ryan R

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