Welcome to the recently refurbished St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre and Hick's Bar.

This summer has seen the unveiling of our exciting, new and interactive Brewing Experience, offering full disability access and open to young and old alike. Come and find out about the Brewery and its history - as well as sample the award-winning beers - without having to book in advance.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

December closures

Leading up to Christmas we host many private functions, unfortunately during these times we will be closed to the public. Please see the below dates.

Saturday Dec 03Closed Private Function
Sunday Dec 04 - Closed
Saturday Dec 10 - Closed for a private wedding
Sunday Dec 11Closed
Monday Dec 12 - 9am till 5pm (Close early for a private function)
Friday Dec 16 - 9am till 5pm (Close early for a private function)
Saturday Dec 17 - Closed
Sunday Dec 18 - Closed
Thursday Dec 22Open Shop only

Christmas Opening Times

23rd December - only Shop open until 12noon

24th to 27th December -  closed

28th to 31st December - only Shop open 10am – 4pm

1st and 2nd January - closed

3rd January - open as normal


For the online shop, please note that last orders for delivery in time for Christmas must be made before 12pm on Tuesday 20th December 2016. Any orders received after that date will be dispatched on Tuesday 3rd January 2017

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 Hick's Bar.

View our Menu

Brewing Experience

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

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