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Connoisseur Ales Brewery & Tasting Rooms

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Regular beers plus new brews

Others have described the more general positive aspects. For me, it’s not just the regular top... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St Helens, United Kingdom
1st time but not last time

A great 1st time visit to the brewery taking advantage of it being open each Saturday in December... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Rainford, United Kingdom
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Connoisseur Ales is St Helens' newest brewery, built on many years brewing experience. At Connoisseur Ales Brewery we have been working hard to craft and introduce our new range of real ales. Join us for one of our open days held on the first...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
121-125 Church Street | Wolverhampton House, St Helens WA10 1AJ, England
+44 7921 838831
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Others have described the more general positive aspects. For me, it’s not just the regular top class beers, it’s those one off’s you get to taste at the open days giving a totally different experience and really testing the pallete. The different tastes and flavours,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

A great 1st time visit to the brewery taking advantage of it being open each Saturday in December, as other reviews the lounge is snug and basic but the hospitality and beers and ciders make up for that. Some great information shared on the beers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Every time I've been an open Day I've never been disappointed. On a couple of occasions I've introduced new people to the Connoisseur brewery and their beers and they have all gone away very impressed. Great beer/ales, great family run business which I hope has...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Did the tour here on a recent Saturday. The premises is rather snug but the tour was informative and the beers excellent. Walking distance from St Helens Central. Fab selections of Mead on offer also. We had a great afternoon and I would come here...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank SGM67
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent selection of beers and ciders, lovely friendly hosts. Located near to both Rail and bus stations Give it a try

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 899michaelc
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a working micro brewery in the middle of St. Helens just across the road from central railway station. Open first Saturday in the month for drinks and brewery tour if you like. Small friendly set up and they do very good beer! Discount...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Russell S
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Spent a very enjoyable afternoon with our U3A group. Informative tour and it was nice to sample ales direct from the brewery.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank AnnWillox
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Connoisseur Ales is a wonderful, very special place, a great family run project brewing tasty local ales which also promote the heritage of St Helens (some lovely tales behind the names :)!) And its right next to St Helens Central train station and the bus...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JessicaN2581
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Open only on the first Saturday of each month (plus one evening (can't remember which) for bottled sales). Full range of bottles available and a selection of 6 or so on draught. Mr Fredericks cordial for the drivers and fruit wines and mead also for...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Moonloop17
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I was with of a party invited to the tasting rooms. It was an informal in the brew house and a very relaxing setting. The tour of the brewery was very good and its good to know what goes into the beers. The beers are...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank John5389
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jean d
30 August 2015|
Response from Kev B | Property representative |
Hello Jean, We look forward to welcoming you down to one of our monthly tasting days. Our open-days are 12-10pm and they're pretty much drop-in affairs so no need to book. Age restrictions mean that under 18's can't drink... More