Smithwick's Experience

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  • Address: 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +353-567786377
  • Ticket Price: 11 EUR
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, Food And Drinks, Tourist Center, Street Market, Family And Kids, Neighborhoods

Smithwick's Experience - Review

One of the best breweries in Kilkenny, the Smithwick’s Experience tour is sure to give you the best of ale brewing journey. Flowing through 5 generations, the ale is considered the best in Ireland is known for its characteristic ruby colour and rich flavour.

The tour consists of a walk through 18th century ale-making techniques adopted by the Smithwick’s family- making the Smithwick’s Beer almost 300 years old.

Tourists love the whole experience-while ending the tour with a pint of Smithwick’s Beer.

Smithwick's Experience Information

  • The last tour is arranged at 5.00 pm. Do try to arrive well in advance as the place is known to be strictly punctual.
  • Do try the other beers offered at the location.

Smithwick's Experience Ticket Prices

  • Adult- €10.80
  • Senior Citizen (+65 year) - €9.50
  • Student under 18 years old with valid ID- €7.00
  • Student above 18 years old with valid ID- €9.50
  • Family (2 adults + 3 children) - €28.00
  • Child (7- 12 years)- €4.00
  • Children under 6 have free entry and must be accompanied by an adult.

How To reach Smithwick's Experience by Public Transport

  • Bus: The nearest bus stop is the Market yard Bus stop.

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TripHobo Highlights for Smithwick's Experience

  • Smithwick's Experience Address: 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Smithwick's Experience Contact Number: +353-567786377
  • Smithwick's Experience Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Smithwick's Experience Price: 11 EUR
  • Best time to visit Smithwick's Experience(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Smithwick's Experience: 05:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Smithwick's Experience

  • 93.33% of people who visit Kilkenny include Smithwick's Experience in their plan

  • 71.03% of people start their Smithwick's Experience visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Smithwick's Experience

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

64.23% of people prefer walking in order to reach Smithwick's Experience

People normally club together Kilkenny Castle and Dominican Black Abbey while planning their visit to Smithwick's Experience.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Smithwick's Experience, Kilkenny Reviews

  • My friends and I did this tour while in town and really enjoyed that we were 3 in a group of 5 max. The tour guide knew his stuff and the interactive exhibits really added a lot to the tour. You learn the family history along with the history of beer. When we visited, we wound up tasting beer in a tent out back but had a great time. This place is fully wheelchair-accessible. #accessible

  • It was a really nice tour. We paid for the guided tour and ended up with a group of 6 total. The guide was very personable and gave great info between the videos. I thought the tour itself was very well done, mixing the Smithwick’s fascinating family history with info about their brewing style/process. I’ve done a number of brewery tours and this is way less commercialized than Heineken and Guinness. I absolutely recommend the extra €3 for the tasting pallet at the end of the tour. The pub after was pretty cute!

  • We paid €16 per adult online. This included a taster paddle with all three ales and I would highly recommended. The standard price per adult is €15 for the experience (including one of three optional pints) , and the additional tasting is €3 when bought at the desk. The tour was short but sufficient and packed with interesting history. Interactive and accommodating tour, with a knowledgeable guide. ( multiple language audio guides available). Seems to cater for wheelchair users also.

  • Such great experience. The tour guide (Petra) was delightful. During the tour you will learn about history of beer making in Kilkenny and history of Smirhwick's family. Unfortunately the tour is not visiting the brewery itself (which is just next door). It ends with one big or paddle of 3 half-pint tasters. Definitely worth visit if you are in Kilkenny!

  • This was such a great tour! At only €13 per person if you book online it was very good value, the ticket also includes a pint of Smithwicks upon exit at the bar! We had a wonderful tour guide called Robert, he was just so friendly, smiley and knowledgeable! The place is also entirely wheelchair and pram friendly

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