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Theakston Brewery

Black Bull in Paradise Visitor Centre | Red Lane, Masham HG4 4YD, England
+44 1765 680000
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The brewery is surprisingly small and has an awful lot of stairs to encounter. The guide was very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vikki B
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Birthday Get Away

My treat for my birthday. Went with three friends and joined one of the hourly tours. Had an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stephen P
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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T&R Theakston Ltd is one of the oldest family breweries in Yorkshire and home of the legendary Old Peculier Ale. Visit this historical brewery in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales town of Masham. Experience first hand the craft and skill that goes into brewing our beers, the brewing process is built on almost two centuries of tradition, passed down through five generations of the Theakston family.2013 is a very special year as not only are we celebrating the 186th year of our company's foundation in 1827,but also ten years since we bought the brewery back from Scottish Courage and once again became a family owned independent brewery. Have a pint of our legendary beer in the Brewery Tap - The Black Bull in Paradise, names after the original inn, the Black Bull, where Robert Theakston first brewed our legendary ale and also the site where our brewery stands, once known as Paradise Fields. We always have six differnent Theakston Ales available on tap including our famous Old Peculier served from wooden casks. There is plenty to do and see including the Cooper’s shop where the cooper crafts the wooden barrels – one of the last remaining working cooperages in the country. Leave plenty of time to browse the gift shop full of ‘Peculier’ souvenirs and other Yorkshire delights.
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Black Bull in Paradise Visitor Centre | Red Lane, Masham HG4 4YD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The brewery is surprisingly small and has an awful lot of stairs to encounter. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered questions as they arose throughout the tour. The brewery is working so I can imagine each tour varies on time of day and what...More

Thank Vikki B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My treat for my birthday. Went with three friends and joined one of the hourly tours. Had an informative visit and sampled the finished article at the end. Well worth the money.

Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Perhaps the beer is good, I don't drink beer so I don't know. Perhaps the attraction is good, but I have not been. I am really disappointed with the advert on the back page of the Telegraph (Saturday 17th February). Perhaps the PR people are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fabulous tour for anyone interested in the process of Theakston s excellent beers. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and relayed this to us in a very interesting and at times amusing way. Our party were all beer drinkers with varied taste,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited just after a snowfall and visitors were a bit thin on the ground, so we got our own personal tour of the brewery which was a nice bonus. We were led around the tour by a very friendly lady who told the story...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting visit and the bar is fantastic especially the XB well worth the price. Very helpful informative staff too.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Very interesting tour of the brewery. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Fascinating facts about the process from start to finish. You have to be able to climb 2 flights of stairs to participate in the tour. These are narrow and steep.Pub onsite was beautiful. At...More

1  Thank helarc
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the visitors centre to sample the full range of Theakstons beers, hoping to find our favourite (but hard to get hold of) XB. We were not disappointed and through using the option of third of a pint glasses were able to sample the...More

1  Thank dbwilkinson
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Great place to have a pint of possibly the best Beer in Britain ,it's like going back in time as you see a workshop and all sorts of curios ,all sitting next to a roaring coal fire,you can't find a place like this every day...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

The brewery is we'll worth a visit very informative .after the visit you can sample the bees in the brewerys pub the black bull witch has a lot of atmosphere I recommend.

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Swansea87
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Response from Kitch2210 | Reviewed this property |
Around 30-45 mins. Then the tasting you can do at your own leisure straight after the tour.
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Snorler
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Response from cjmjs | Reviewed this property |
Adults £7.50 Includes complimentary pint which you can take as tastings
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