The Barrel Yard, Smithwick’s Experience’s new outdoor space, is the location of the former brewery yard where historically, large wooden barrels were repaired and stored ready to be filled with Smithwick’s ale for distribution to pubs around Ireland. In years gone by, this space would have been a hive of activity, remembered fondly by many of the old brewery workers and their families who remain in Kilkenny to this day. The Barrel Yard is the ideal space for visitors and tour groups alike to relax before and after their visit and for friends and family to gather and enjoy the Smithwick’s famous red ale in the heart of the medieval city.
Join us at the newly renovated Barrel Yard in the Smithwick’s Experience! The new cosy and vibrant outdoor heated space with a full bar and chill-out music; here our local bartenders will delight you with the amazing stories of the Smithwick Family and this indescribably delicious Beer.
- Opening hours: Saturday 10th, 17th and 31st of December from 12-7pm
- Free entrance (spaces limited)
- Over 18s only
- Available for private event hire. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org