St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre
St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre
Take a fascinating tour around Cornwall's oldest independent family Brewery, established for over 150 years. Many original traditions & skills remain at the heart of our beers today. Follow the brewing process from raw ingredients through to sampling the traditional ales.
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm
Licensed shop. Guided tours throughout the day preferably by appointment.
Research commissioned by St Austell Brewery’s Tribute Pale Ale has found it takes us 8 days and 22 hours to get back to normality after a holiday. The study of 2,000 people calculated the exact time it takes for people to lose their holiday glow and get back in the swing of things at the office. It was revealed that the hardest things to pick up again after a break are setting the alarm clock, facing a mountain of washing and tackling the drive to work. To coincide with the research, St Austell Brewery has created a short film to illustrate the side effects of Cornwall withdrawal symptoms and a possible cure.
CORNWALL TOURISM AWARDS 2013/14 - ART, MUSEUM & MARITIME ATTRACTION - BRONZE AWARD
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- All weather
- Educational Visits available
- Guided Tours available
- Group Visits available
- Disabled access
- Disabled parking
- Disabled toilets
- Guide dogs permitted
The Visitor Centre provides a large free-of-charge customer car park with a designated disabled parking area. Entrance to the Visitor Centre is by way of an exterior concrete staircase into the Wine Warehouse and Gift Shop. Customers who are unable to, or prefer not to use the staircase may use the electric lift. You may ring the bell if you require assistance. Hicks Bar and Museum: Access to the Hicks Bar and Museum is via an alternative entrance which is suitable wheelchair users. Please call 01726 66022 in advance to arrange assistance from our staff. The floor is level floorboards, there is a ramp with a gentle slope from the bar to the museum. Toilets: Our disabled toilet and baby change facilities are located in the museum and are easily accessed from the Bar and Museum. Guided Brewery Tours: The hour long guided tour of the Victorian Brewery includes steep staircases, low ceilings, proximity to hot pipes and wet floors. For this reason it is inappropriate for some guests with physical disabilities or some medical conditions. Children under 8 are not permitted on the tour while older children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All customers taking the tour are advised to wear flat shoes. As beer is a food product, we ask that customers do not take the tour if they are suffering from colds or other contageous illnesses. Please contact us 01726 66022 and one of the Visitor Centre team will be happy to advise you. Service dogs: Service dogs are welcome into the Visitor Centre Shop, Bar and Museum. However no dogs (including Service dogs) are permitted on the guided tour for food hygiene reasons. Evacuation: In the event of an evacuation the alarm will sound continuously. You will be shown / escorted to the nearest emergency exit. Please note there is a test fire alarm each Friday morning at 10am on which occasion you will not be required to evacuate the Visitor Centre.
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Sun: 10am to 4pm (August only)
From St Austell station station it is 5 minutes' walk to St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre.
From St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre the nearest major road is the A30.