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The National Brewery Centre

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Good three hours.

Really enjoyed the tour. Learnt a lot about the history of brewery, would have good to see some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
207IanC
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Great Day out much thanks to Dave

We recently went the NBC, and was really happy with this event, but it really needs the passion... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dawnmj75
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour. Learnt a lot about the history of brewery, would have good to see some actual brewing. Nice bar, loved the horses, great selection of beers, decent effort.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 207IanC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently went the NBC, and was really happy with this event, but it really needs the passion and knowledge of a good guide and luckily we had that. There is a lot of standing and listening but it was worth it as we learnt...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank dawnmj75
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and we will pass on your appreciation to Dave, our Tour Guide on the day. Our tours really bring the history of brewing in Burton to life. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great tour with an extremely knowledgable guide, Terry made the trip really interesting, for someone who wasn’t particularly keen on visiting a brewery, and I learned so much about the brewery, the brewing process and the part it played in the social history of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Miss3spires
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review and thanks to Terry for making it an interesting day. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in on the way to a show at the Brewhouse and wan't disappointed. The food was a special menu for St. Patrick's Day, really enjoyed it. As you can imagine, the beers here are excellent. I find it sad though that this amazing place...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PeteGaryga
Mike S, Manager at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and great feedback. Hope you get a chance to try our full museum and brewery tour one day, its great value and provides some real insight in to Burtons brewing history.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant and definitely recommended. Des was a brilliant tour guide and was very knowledgeable, engaging, and personable. Would definitely return

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Alexia212
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and excellent feedback. Des will be pleased. Definitely worth looking at the National Brewery website to see what special events are coming up. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son treated me to the Michael Buble Tribute which was held in the marquee on Saturday night, and my words what a night we both had. The entertainment was fantastic and most certainly sounded like Mr Buble himself. The food itself was gorgeous and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We have some great tribute nights planned throughout the year and special events so please take a look at the website. You may be tempted to revisit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just completed the tour with Nicky with my wife and one other visitor, so very personal. One word sums it up-Excellent! Particularly the origins of certain sayings like 'gone for a Burton'. Just about to eat in the Brewery Tap after sampling the different beers....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank grumpfromhinckley
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and great feedback. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Personally I can’t stand the taste of beer but this tour was fascinating. Terry our guide told an engaging story throughout, we learnt how beer was made in the olden days and where lots of today’s sayings have come from, including ‘wiping the slate clean’...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Look out for some of our special events over Easter and our Vintage Festival. Well worth another visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The brewery museum has been on my wish list for years as a keen home brewer so it’s with regret I have to give it a bad review. Certainly not criticising any one, but the tour guides over enthusiasm for tales and Burton history unfortunately...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paulmwrx
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and most unexpected comments. Our tour guides are well versed in the art of brewing and Burton history, being mostly from the old Bass Brewery. They normally get great reviews and our visitors appreciate the detail. I'm sorry if we didn't...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. It was very informative and recommend the guided tour - added to the experience with the addition of lots of commonly used sayings explained. We also booked sunday lunch as part of our visit and were noot disappointed. A...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We do have a very popular Sunday Carvery and at Easter we also have an Easter Monday carvery and a very busy event for all the family. Well worth another visit. Hope to see you again soon.

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stu888uk
June 20, 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
February 28, 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
October 20, 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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