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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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Great way to spend a couple of hours!!

Visited here for a couple of beers having done the brewery tour last time, the tap room is nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St Helens, United Kingdom
Nice visitor centre, dull beers

We were surprised by how small the brewery is. The tour guide was knowledgeable and personable. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warrington, 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
+44 1765 680000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here for a couple of beers having done the brewery tour last time, the tap room is nice and cosy, done out lovely for christmas, big warm open fire, lots of people coming and going, good range of theakston beers on tap, thoroughly recommend...More

Thank shepd1958
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were surprised by how small the brewery is. The tour guide was knowledgeable and personable. The visitor centre has a very nice bar with a roaring fire which was very welcome on a freezing December day but it’s quite a small space and quite...More

Thank TonyBT2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth calling in just to taste the seasonal ale but also for the regular ales. Gift shop is full of local produce from edibles to wearables

Thank Bazzza53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just to note stairs are involved in this tour. It was a very informative tour where we learnt lots about the brewing process. Sampling all the different types of beer was great too.

Thank HowayPetMarkOne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the story of theakstons and the wonderful beer make this a must do tour. there is a great visitors centre and bar. The tour itself was informative and covered the whole working brewery. There are some steep stairs and it is a bit warm in...More

Thank Stuart-Herritty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only reason for visiting in my opinion, This is probably the best stout on the planet and I am not a massive stout lover, its creamy vanilla and coffee bean taste is very special and would recommend a taste even if its not your...More

Thank no1missmarple
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

W called in here to replenish our stocks. As always Theakstons never disappoints. A great beer and always appreciated.

3  Thank olibot
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The young man who took the tour was very informative and made it really enjoyable we decided on Theakstons tour as it's the older brewery in Masham

Thank Sally N
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. 6 of us arrived at about 10. 00 and started with coffee in the bar. We then had a very informative and interesting tour of the Brewery. We were a bit surprised that given it is such a well known and...More

1  Thank redscarfox
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Went here with family. Our tour guide Joan was lovely, very informative and made the trip very interesting. Can't believe how small the brewery is and yet how much beer they produce! The price of £7.50 included a pint of beer at the end. This...More

Thank TurnipsKent_UK
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11 October 2017|
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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.
19 June 2016|
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Response from cjmjs | Reviewed this property |
Adults £7.50 Includes complimentary pint which you can take as tastings