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The National Brewery Centre

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Good night out

Went to the B Gees tribute night. Very good, enjoyed the night.Downside was flimsy plastic glasses... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jbranston
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Burton On Trent
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We went to the national brewery centre and had a lovely afternoon viewing the old steam engines and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicky J
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Re-opened in 2010, the Centre incorporates the former Bass Museum and tells the story of the birthplace of british beer, its people and the history of brewing in the UK. Our tour guides offer daily tours at 11.00am and 2.00pm each day and really...more
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Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 1NG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the B Gees tribute night. Very good, enjoyed the night.Downside was flimsy plastic glasses in the marquee, drinking wine in plastic beakers not good. Was allowed bottles of wine and beer so this rule is farcical.

Thank jbranston
Mike S, Manager at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and we don't like plastic glasses either but health and safety insist. Will see if we can find something more robust. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the national brewery centre and had a lovely afternoon viewing the old steam engines and the history of brewing. We also visited the brewery tsp and had a lovely meal. Defo worth a visit

Thank Nicky J
Mike S, Manager at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. Hope you enjoyed the food and the tour and hopefully some of our craft beers brewed at the centre. Watch out for our forthcoming events plenty to do this autumn and winter.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop here after visiting the National Arboretum close by and called in for some lunch before joining the 13:30 tour. Food in the onsite pub was nice - we just had sandwiches but they were freshly made and tasty. The tour took a little over...More

Thank Joanne H
Mike S, Manager at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. The National Memorial Arboretum are close neighbours and a visit to us both makes a great day out. Glad you enjoyed the craft beer which we brew onsite!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous visit for Sunday lunch 😀 Large selection of vegetables and choice of meat As one of 3 vegetarians on the table we asked a variety of questions on how the veg was cooked all was answered and they even made a jug of veggie...More

Thank Amanda H
Mike S, Manager at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and pleased to know that the vegetarians among you were happy with their Sunday Carvery choice. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour takes you through the history of brewing in Burton and the rise of Bass etc which is all quite interesting but at two and a half hours is a long slog. The guide was a volunteer so there is a degree to which...More

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and sorry to hear that you felt our tour museum guide was not to your liking, most of our guides are retired or ex Bass employees and are generally paid. We also provide sample craft ales from our onsite brewery including...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My parents ran a pub for 25 years. For most of this time they served traditional real ale and so a visit to this attraction brought back a lot of fond memories. The museum contains all aspects of the history of brewing in Burton on...More

Thank David C
Mike S, Manager at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and pleased to know you enjoyed the tour and our onsite brewed craft ales. Hope you visit us again soon and watch out for special events this winter!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something for everyone to enjoy here, whether you like history, transport, (animals such as impressive shire horses) and obviously beer! Our guide Des was very informative and gave enough detail to keep it fun without it becoming too boring for the visitors on...More

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Mike S, Manager at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and great feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a fun day learning about the being experience and how it all works. Now I know why Burton stinks of yeast sometimes! Good cafe for for and drink as well.

Thank francisoldfield
Mike S, Manager at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour and we hope to see you again soon. Look out for our special events in November and December! Lots to do!

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

A great informative visit, enhanced by a very knowledgeable guide, social history and well known phrases explained. Well worth the money with a complimentary drink at the end of the tour. Thoughly enjoyable.

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your great feedback and review. Look out for special events coming up to the end of 2018 and our International Beer Festival in 2019 might be well worth another visit.

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Visited on a quiet Tuesday morning . We were the only 2 people on the tour. John our guide was interesting and had a wealth of knowledge around the brewing trade over time. The hour and a half passed so quickly. The tour finished in...More

Thank Gillian P
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. I hope you enjoyed your traditional lunch despite the peas. Hope to see you again soon.

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stu888uk
20 June 2018|
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Response from davide328 | Property representative |
Yes they are but not on the bar or restaurant area. Who do have a small conservatory area which we are happy for you to use if you have a dog
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Jaco H
28 February 2018|
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Response from davide328 | Property representative |
It takes approx 90 minutes for the guided tour then you can walk around at your leisure to take in all the displays on site
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firstclassliz
20 October 2017|
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The Brewery Tap Bar and Restaurant is open to the public and not just museum visitors. Car parking is free. There is a good pub food menu and a selection of craft ales plus a restaurant menu with good choices and an... More
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