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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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Interesting tour

Not a beer drinker myself but still enjoyed the informative brewery tour in a very traditional... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2017
Norwich, United Kingdom
Lynne for the Win!

We visited the idyllic northern town of Masham earlier today and decided to do the only appropriate... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2016
Joe S
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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
+44 1765 680000
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

Not a beer drinker myself but still enjoyed the informative brewery tour in a very traditional brewery which was also suitable for our 11,year old daughter. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the samples included in the ticket price choosing a selection of six quarter pints of...More

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Reviewed December 12, 2016

We visited the idyllic northern town of Masham earlier today and decided to do the only appropriate thing at 11am on a Monday - go t'brewery oooh arrrr. Met by the beautiful blonde bombshell that is Lynne, the tour was swiftly underway and her enthusiasm...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We booked the tour for 5 adults at 12:00 on a Friday. There were about 10-12 people all together including our party. The guy who showed us round was very knowledgeable and personable. A few people asked questions which were answer in a friendly manner...More

Thank Scorpio1987
Reviewed November 29, 2016

A great place to visit even if you're not a fan of "real ale". The pub 'Black Bull in Paradise' is a well stocked bar with plenty of drinks to choose from and a roaring open fire adds to the atmosphere.

Thank betteradayonthehills
Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Attended as part of a business team building event and we had a private tour. Very interesting place and staff passionate and full of knowledge. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank Em W
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Our guide was lovely and spoke to everyone in a way that you wanted to hear more. The building is amazing that so much beer and history can come out of such a small place and its great to hear how much of a success...More

Thank Grant W
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Second visit to the brewery and just as good as the first. For a low cost we did the brewery tour, which albeit isn't a large brewery it was a great story and we learned a bit on the tour. If you do the tour...More

Thank Darren H
Reviewed November 11, 2016

We didn't realise there was a brewery offering tours when we stopped off at Masham. But we spotted a sign from the market place and found that tours are available all year round and we were just lucky to time it just right. Very interesting...More

Thank 2014Jandy
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Signed up for a Brewery tour on a Sunday afternoon at the Theakston Brewery. Price was £7.50 each including a sample of the beers on offer. A very informative tour with a Gent whose name I didn't catch who made it all very interesting and...More

Thank Steve N
Reviewed October 29, 2016

A lovely friendly, cosy place with wonderful beer. If that is not enough Lynne behind the bar is a Theakston's treasure. She has a happy smile and word for everyone no matter who and has a great knowledge of the beers. Thank you

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Adults £7.50 Includes complimentary pint which you can take as tastings