Find out about the history and heritage of the Brewery with our interactive tour, including digital and physical displays and Walter’s Walk; explore the Small Batch Brewery and sample some of our delicious beers with our Brewing Ambassadors.


Entry to the Brewing Experience costs just £12, including tutored beer sampling plus a pint of St Austell beer to enjoy at the Hicks bar or a bottle to take home* (*over 18s only). Children under 14 enter for free accompanied by adults, 14-17 year olds get a free soft drink on entry for just £5 and other concessions are available including for OAPs and CAMRA members.

The Brewing Experience is disability friendly and virtual tours allow wheelchair users and others who could not previously book onto the traditional brewery tour to see the inner workings of the St Austell brewhouse for the first time. Guided tour elements generally start on the hour. Some aspects of the guided tour elements are not suitable for those with restricted mobility.

Tickets allow visitors to stay as long as they choose on the day and a visit to the new Brewing Experience is just the start of the overall St Austell Brewery offering, with the free-to-enter Hicks Bar open from 9am for breakfasts until last food orders at 4pm. The Experience itself will be open 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday with last ticket sales at 4.00pm each day. Please visit our Facebook page or call 01726 66022 for any alterations to opening times.


Please note that the St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre will close at 12pm on Saturday 14th April, with the last tour being at 11am. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Walters Walk

Everything in the main Brewing Experience arena is about the ale, so why not put down your glass for a while and take a stroll down memory lane as we show you how things used to be done at the Brewery.


Find out how the Brewery and its people played their part in the war efforts, take in the carefully reconstructed Cooper’s yard and get your hands on some of our oldest equipment and machinery from the days of steam brewing.

Beer Sampling

Everyone’s favourite part of the Experience! 


Get the lowdown on our biggest brands on the market and our newest babies from the Small Batch Brewery with a tutored beer sampling session that guides you through the different styles and flavours of our beers, from hoppy to malty and every shade in between.


Hand over your token and prepare to have your taste buds blown away.

The Brewing Process

See how our award-winning beers are produced with our virtual walkthrough, followed by a visit to the Small Batch Brewery, accompanied by our experienced Brewing Ambassadors.


We may be brewing less in terms of quantity but the flavours are still full-on and you’ll even get to see where Tribute and Proper Job were born!


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