Clarens Brewery
Clarens Brewery
4.5
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles395 reviews
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Wing Nut
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Embarrassing!
Ordered their 'taster' and received 4 glasses with average of 1 tot per glass?
Later the waiter informed us in place of this R25 taster board we could "double up" for R50!
Why bother?
Just serve a taster - with a flat rate - with full glasses!
Suggestion;
Franschoek Tuk Tuk pub/restaurant on HOW TO SERVE A TASTER BOARD!
This Clarens Brewery taster board is an insult!
Written 26 May 2024
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Themba M
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Dated and a stretch to call a brewery. I travelled through Clarens for the 1st time in 8 on the last weekend of August. Needless to say, I was left underwhelmed.

Food : Quick easy, nice tasting.

Covid measures : None to be seen, but each to their own to handle their risk I suppose.

Beer and gin : Tasted watered down, not near the standard of other breweries still in operation. I tried all of them and was underwhelmed. Hence the title of this review... 8 years ago, the beer was alive with flavor. I moved onto a gin, I would rather have had mouthwash. This is the worst gin I have tasted in SA. This place could do much better with other brands included.

Toilets : Ill do the math for you here. 1 suspect toilet + guests rotating through the day = disgusting germ spreader.
Written 2 September 2021
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Ingrid B
South Africa32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We were trying to find a brewery tour, we only found the outlet in the main street. I found the tasters a good way to choose a beer, but generally the beer is quite watery. It was very busy, and although we got the beers quickly, we were advised not to attempt to order food as it would take upwards of 30 minutes.
Written 6 May 2022
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DAVID
Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We enjoyed a few craft drinks which was great. The very good service made up for the average food presentation. The environment is great with a very nice vibe. The sad truth though is that for one to enjoy the view and the wonderful atmosphere you have to sit outside in the shade which would've been great had it not been for the fact that people are allowed to smoke here forcing you to move into the hot and uncomfortable area. To conclude, good restaurant and if you don't mind 2nd hand smoke it is a very nice place to spend an afternoon.
Written 21 January 2020
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Irmani
London, UK272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We visited this place (ahem) four times in two days because it was just great. Lovely local beers (IPA and the local cherry cider were particular favourites) and a delicious meal on our last night in town - tasty tacos and a huge and delicious steak and ale pie.

Staff were hilarious - friendly and warm and made us feel very welcome.

Location couldn’t be better on the main square overlooking the green.

If you like a nice pint in a beautiful space with great staff, this is the best bet in Clarens.
Written 2 September 2022
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Cherise0320
Randfontein, South Africa6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
The staff was very friendly and the wide range of beers and gins were great. We did not eat here but the food options looked good, will definitely be returning to try it.
We enjoyed hazelnut beer and blueberry gin.
Written 22 September 2020
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ecsonza
Cape Town, South Africa1 779 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
A brewery that also serves great food and drinks for the non-alcoholics. The foccacia or pizza bread is very delicious. We ordered the platter for 2 and the extra bread. Free beer tasting. Definitely worth a lunch break here.
Written 26 September 2021
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Neil Franklin
Centurion, South Africa700 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
Brewery offers a good range of craft beers and gins as well as great food. Don't take the first table you find. Walk through and check the view at the back. Found the craft drinks lacking a bit in flavor and punch when compared to those in other parts of the country. Burger was great. Wife found the Weiss, chorizo mussels a bit heavy.
Written 31 December 2020
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michael c
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We have been going to the Brewery for years. It is always a highlight of our trip. Our favorite was the platters which we enjoyed for lunch with a beer. New owners have changed the menu. Poor choices. Vegetarian meals at a brewery???? We like the beer but won’t go back for lunch anymore.
Written 27 August 2021
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Calvin M
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
For a establishment that has such a good verbal reputation I was disappointed 3 days into our stay in clarens to recieve the most unnecessary 'service' by a waitor that preferred to take a condecending attitude to my asking if we could have a couple drinks.

Needless to say I am enjoying a SAB beer next door at their competition who's service levels are much more up to scratch.
Written 16 May 2017
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