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.


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 to book your place!

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. 

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!

How was your visit?

We always hope your experience is an enjoyable one and that we will be welcoming you back soon. To help us know what we did well and to understand areas for improvement please take a few minutes to complete our online Smiles survey. In return your name will be entered into a monthly prize draw to win £250 worth of St Austell Brewery vouchers to spend at St Austell Brewery managed pubs, inns or hotels.

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