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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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Lucky people of Masham

Most towns lost their local breweries many years ago but in Masham there are two and both produce... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Harwich, United Kingdom
Amazing brewery.

Took the tour with the wife and in laws. Stewart was excellent. Saw the workings of the brewery... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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 5 days ago

Most towns lost their local breweries many years ago but in Masham there are two and both produce an excellent range of beers. It is good to be able to see how the beer is still made in a traditional brewery without all the modern...More

Thank Camraman57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the tour with the wife and in laws. Stewart was excellent. Saw the workings of the brewery. Then, at the end you get a taste testing in the pub. Stewart was fantastic. Explained all the beer, ales in great depth. The pub is gorgeous....More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another pub where l can recommend the Diet Coke and my husband can recommend the Old Peculier on tap. Staff lovely and gift shop well stocked even if abit expensive, another must visit place when you go to Masham.

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited a couple of times whilst staying in Masham We did not take the tour but went in the bar and gift shop On our first visit I had an excellent pint of OP and my wife who isn't an ale fan asked for...More

Thank markledo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a pleasant and easy way to learn more about your favourite drink! Take an informative tour around the Victorian Theakton Brewery and then sample their brews afterwards in the beer garden. We enjoyed our afternoon at the brewery. Our tour guide was very good...More

Thank HelloKittyTravelPro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is like putting a comfortable pair of shoes on when you visit Theakstones. Lynn has been there since I don't know when but always makes you feel welcome. Not sure about the new hair colour but still the same personality xxx

Thank Aitch48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to spend an hour or two. Went on the tour with the lovely Lynne as our guide. She was very informative about the whole process. At the end of the tour she took us into the bar to sample some of...More

Thank chris h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this brewery for a tour as we had thoroughly enjoyed a tour of neighbouring brewery. The actual pub was fine as were the beer samples, even though not beer drinker, enjoyed samples, so thank you. The tour itself was disappointing, felt as if...More

Thank alma50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick pint. The beers were delicious. Wish we had gone on the brewery tour too but were too late.

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This a great visit for those who like beer. Good tour, very informative. How do they produce enough from such a small place? The visitor centre is great, beer and tea and coffee, indoors with a log fire or out on the patio. Dog friendly...More

Thank Kirsty-Ann C
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How much does the tour cost? Can't seem to find prices anywhere!
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