Smithwicks Experience

Smithwicks Experience Kilkenny is located in the heart of the medieval mile, on the site of St. Francis Abbey. Our tours are fully guided and take you on an interactive journey to experience Ireland’s most popular ale, discovering how are famous ale is made, and topped off with a perfectly poured pint of one of our three ales, or upgrade to a tasting paddle to try all three.

Harvested from our land and seasoned by our history, Smithwick’s has been brewed here in Ireland since 1710.

Immerse yourself in the story of Smithwick’s, where 300 years of history combine with extraordinary brewing innovations to create the Smithwick’s Experience – a journey like no other.

Opening Times:

We’re open 7 days a week. (incl bank holidays)

March -June: 10am – pm – tours running every 30 minutes
(last admission- 5pm)

July & August: 10am- 6pm- tours running every 20 minutes
(last admission- 5pm)

November – February: 11.00am – 5.00pm – tours running every hour.
(last admission- 4.00pm)

We’re not open:
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24th), Christmas Day (Dec. 25th), St. Stephen’s Day / Boxing Day (Dec. 26th)

Tours are fully guided in English. Complimentary audio guides are available in French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

Wheelchair Access – Families Welcome