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Connoisseur Ales Brewery & Tasting Rooms

121-125 Church Street | Wolverhampton House, St Helens WA10 1AJ, England
+44 7921 838831
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Every time I've been an open Day I've never been disappointed. On a couple of occasions I've... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Andrew M
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Small but perfectly formed brewery tour...recommended.

Did the tour here on a recent Saturday. The premises is rather snug but the tour was informative... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
SGM67
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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 Saturday of every month Noon-10pm? The team behind the brewery - Mark, Gillian and Kevin Yates - are formerly of Liverpool's 'Pub of Excellence' The Baltic Fleet and Cheshire's former 'Pub of the Year & 'Cider Pub of the Year', The Albion in Warrington. Brewer Mark was apprentice to Stan Shaw of Wapping Brewery. The brewery has, since its inception, proved popular with many local pubs in St Helens and around the North-West and has received good feedback from local and national beer festivals. Bottling commenced late in 2014 and bottle-conditioned ales are available direct from the brewery. The brewery also stocks a wide range of fruit wines and mead.
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121-125 Church Street | Wolverhampton House, St Helens WA10 1AJ, England
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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

Thank Andrew M
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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

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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

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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

Thank Russell S
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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.

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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

Thank Jessica N
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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

Thank Moonloop17
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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

Thank John5389
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Top quality beers. 7 real ales on tap and rest of the range available in bottles. Tour round the brewery was fun and informative. Also a range of award winning fruit wines and meads. Serve the best pork pies too. Great atmosphere. Open first Saturday...More

Thank Neil P
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Never been here before.. this is a real ale Gem in St Helens even give camra discount.. sell wine as well at a good price 1st timers can get a very informative tour around the brewery. Only opens 1st Saturday of the Month it is...More

Thank Ken M
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jean d
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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
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