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“Polite & courteous Service”
Review of Newlands Brewery

Newlands Brewery
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Newlands
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Home of Great South African Beer - Since 1820. Visit us, tour the brewery and taste our award-winning beers. Nestled at the foot of Devil's Peak and neighbour to the historic rugby & cricket grounds, is the oldest operating brewery in South Africa and the home of great South African beer - Newlands Brewery. Lovers of delicious, natural refreshment are invited to experience a taste of brewing history, followed by a look into modern-day brewing methods, by joining a fully guided tour of Newlands Brewery. The tour follows the journey of beer from its beginning as a grain, to its end as a well crafted, ice-cold treasure, fittingly ending with a beer tasting and a couple of pints in the brewery's historic underground pub.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Polite & courteous Service”
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I booked well in advance, unfortunately due to minor communication problems I was privileged to a solo trip round the brewery , to which I must express my thanks to Alexia for her kindness to take the time and trouble to be so kind and considerate.
This must be a excursion not to be missed for anybody visiting the Cape,
My tip buy a tourist rail ticket then make a day off it, brewery cricket and rugby stadiums ,then the Brass Bell for lunch , Navel museum Boulders Beach penguins and it's all so cost effective (Cheap)

Visited December 2015
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Great Tour ”
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

This is my 4th Visit to Newlands Brewery and is very good lets you know what you want to know and if you any Questions all you need to do is ask also great to see Newlands do there bit for craft beer great bottling plant here also

Visited February 2016
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not a must do”
Reviewed 21 February 2016

The tour is informative enough but not well presented. Our tour guide was decent but rather boring! It is nice to see the inner workings of the brewery and would have been even better if presented well. I just expected more from a tour leader.

The beer tasting at the end was great fun! And the bar you get two free drinks at has an excellent atmosphere. I may recommend the tour for the tasting alone.

All in all, it is a nice to do when you have the time, but not a must do item.

Visited February 2016
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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21 reviews
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“Fun experience even if you are not keen on beer”
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Very informative, nice beer tasting at the end which even light beer drinkers can enjoy, probably best to get a responsible driver for your group

Visited January 2016
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Pinelands, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Excellent back-end experience of local beer”
Reviewed 17 January 2016

The brewery tour was very informative - the tour guide had extensive knowledge and kept it interesting. Not too short nor long, the tour was a great experience that kept momentum. It was very interesting to see the inside of the brewery and how the beer move through the production cycle before it lands on the shelves in our local liquor stores. The tour ended with a tasting of 5 different beers, which was very unexpected and a great surprise.

Visited January 2016
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