A Car Free Day Out around St Austell TC05
Grid Ref: G1
St Austell Brewery is easy to find. If you are coming from the bus and train station, cross over the railway line using one of the two footbridges and head up Trevarthian Road where you will find the brewery on your left after about ¼ mile.
Alternatively, a step free route would be to leave the station by the main entrance, head up the hill towards a mini roundabout. Turn left crossing over the railway bridge and left again into Palace Road. This road turns into Trevarthian Road taking you up the hill and the Brewery can be found on your left.
The brewery moved to this location in 1893 from its original position at Tregonissey House and the impressive building stands like a sentinel overlooking the green expanse of Poltair Park. The visitor centre located at the top a steep iron staircase hosts a museum and bar where you can find out about the brewery’s history and sample some of their wares safely without the car!
Explore St Austell Brewery’s interactive museum and learn the fascinating story of their pubs, beers, wines and spirits and about the Cornish families who created them. Walk through the Victorian Brewery and see the brewing process first hand, and hear about the secret spring that supplies their water!
End your tour at the Hicks Bar with some essential sampling of award winning ales plus the chance to enjoy home cooked pub food and snacks prepared to order. Then visit the licensed Brewery Shop where you will find an extensive range of St Austell wines, spirits, clothing gifts and of course, St Austell bottled beers – all at special prices!
An alternative and pleasant route back to the train and bus station would be to follow the path through Poltair Park just opposite the Brewery. Head down through the park until you reach Carlyon Road. Turn right here, cross over Palace Road to take you down towards the station.