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Smithwick’s Experience is located less than a five minute walk from Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Visit Smithwick’s and Experience Ireland’s most popular ale

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Immerse yourself in the story of Smithwick’s, told as only a local knows how. Where 300 years of history combine with extraordinary brewing innovations, to create the Smithwick’s tour – an experience like no other.

Located less than a five minute walk from Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel and in the heart of Ireland’s Medieval Mile.  Smithwick’s Experience; named as one of Lonely Planet's top new attractions, takes visitors on a journey through over 300 years of history behind Ireland’s most popular ale.  Satisfy your curiosity and experience the Smithwick's story for yourself with an interactive tour through the centuries.  You will discover stories of our rich heritage on a unique guided tour and meet some interesting characters along the way. Best of all, it’s all topped off with a perfectly poured pint of the red stuff (visitors over 18 years of age, under 18s will receive a complimentary soft drink).


What’s included in the price of my ticket?

The price of a standard ticket includes a fully guided tour of Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny. A local guide gives your tour, which lasts approximately 1 hour, and you’ll enjoy interactive and surprising experiences along the way. Tours are in English for the moment, andthey will soon offer a complimentary audio guide in French, German, Spanish and Italian. At the end of your tour, you’ll be treated to a complimentary pint of your favourite Smithwick’s Ale, with soft drinks provided for under 18s or those who would prefer one. For a small extra charge, you can upgrade your ticket and taste two of our ales and Kilkenny beer.

How long is the tour?
You can expect your tour to last between 45 and 60 minutes, however we recommend allowing a bit more time, as you may want to try our tasting paddle or shop at our retail store.

What are the opening hours?
Open seven days a week. From March – October, from 10.00am – 6.00pm (last tour at 5.00pm). From November – February, open from 11.00am – 5.00pm (last tour at 4.00pm). Closed from December 24th– 26th each year. Hours may vary slightly by season.

For more information, visit www.smithwicksexperience.com

For general queries and group bookings Tel: +353 (0) 56 7786377 or Email: info@smithwicksexperience.com

Smitwicks Expreience also offer private evening tours for groups by special arrangement, with advance booking necessary.

Looking for a great base in the heart of Kilkenny City so you can check out the Smithwicks Experience? Stay at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. Our 118 contemporary guestrooms offer comfortable space for you to relax in after spending time exploring the great city of Kilkenny. Our rooms are generous in size and have a bright and airy feel with all the comforts you’d expect in a contemporary, urban hotel. Guests also enjoy free access to our hotel’s Leisure Centre which includes a 21m pool, children’s pool, fully equipped gym, sauna and steam room while there is also an opportunity to treat yourself to a pamper day at KO Spa.

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