Welcome to the St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre and Hicks Bar.


Please be aware that due to essential maintenance work, the entrance to our Visitor Centre Car Park will be closed until end of play 17th of March 2019 - 9.00 am until Tuesday the 19th of March 2019. The front access to the Visitor Centre and our Training Centre will be closed off and access gained through the Brewery main site via diversion signage. Due to refurbishment works to the Brewery Shop, some areas of the retail area will also be closed off over the next few weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience but you will still be able to make purchases in the shop during this time. Please watch this space for further updates and possible shop closures during this time.

From Mondays through to Saturdays our 'Brewing Experience' is open for visitors. This is set on one floor which takes you from grain to glass with displays and interactive screens. Our Brewing Ambassadors will guide you through the history of St Austell Brewery and its beers, the machinery and the stories, ending with the joy of sampling our latest beers and of course the old favourites. Two beer tokens are included in the price which can be exchanged for the beer sampling experience and a pint or a soft drink, a coffee or a bottle of beer to take away.

St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre is open between 9am and 5.30pm, with last entry at 4pm. The guided tour goes out on the hour and last 90 minutes. Tours are highly popular during the summer months, so we recommend booking in advance. Call the Visitor Centre on 01726 66022 or email vcoffice@staustellbrewery.co.uk to book your place!
Please call us on 01726 66022 or vcoffice@staustellbrewery.co.uk to book your place on a tour.

Prices: £12.00 for adults with concessions for seniors, students and children.

Please note that certain parts of this tour are not suitable for anyone with reduced mobility.

In case we are hosting a private party or needing essential maintenance please check with our website and Facebook that all areas of the Visitor Centre are open.

You do not have to take a tour to visit the brewery, please just come in and enjoy the bar and restaurant, watch through the windows in the beer hall to see the bottling line in action and walk yourself around the small batch brewery. 

The Visitor Centre

Offering a new and interactive Brewing Experience, our Visit England accredited Visitor Centre reveals the secrets behind our award-winning ales and our 160 year-old brewing process, with tasters included.


Pop into Hick's Bar and enjoy a hearty pub meal, including daily specials from our Head Chef, a pint of your favourite beer or simply coffee and cake – offering something for every size of appetite.


Browse our full range of beers, lagers and Walter Hicks wines, as well as some exclusives from the Small Batch Brewery in the Visitor Centre shop – the ideal spot for finding drinks and gifts for any occasion.

Hicks Bar

Enjoy a tasty bite to eat and a refreshing St Austell Ale at the Hicks Bar.

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Brewing Experience

Take part in our new, interactive brewing experience, with tasters included.

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