The Brewery

Ever wondered how your favourite beers are brewed? Discover where it all begins.

A true taste of Cornwall

Get behind the scenes and discover how we produce our award-winning Cornish beers. Located in St Austell, take a tour around our historic brewery, in operation since 1893. With methods changing little in the course of the brewery's history, you'll gain a fascinating insight into the daily operations - and, of course - there's taste testing on-site too.

E xcellent tour, we had Keagan as our guide he was very knowledgeable and added some great humour to the tour. Tour lasted around an hour and a half with plenty to take in giving the story of how it all began right up to how beers are made, process involved right up to storage, which is amazing in itself. Tasting at the end was great too and sample sizes bigger than you expect! I’d recommend to all in the area who are interested in beer and brewing.

- Karen D, Trip Advisor

Book a table at the Hicks Bar

If you’re looking for a vibrant place to eat in St Austell, look no further.

From humble beginnings


Don't have time for a tour? You can still visit the brewery and discover our rich history in the visitor centre and the story behind your favourite pint.
Stock up on your favourites


Whether you're treating yourself or browsing for a gift, you can find it in our brewery shop. From exclusive merchandise to our small-batch brews, bring something special home from your visit.

Step back in time

Beginning life as an ambitious maltster and wine merchant, Walter Hicks' vision has grown remarkably into what it is today. Get behind the scenes and immerse yourself in this historic part of Cornwall with one of our three tours.