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The National Brewery Centre

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Good museum, the 'tasting lets it down'

We visited the brewery museum today and found the whole experience very enjoyable. I would... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Travelingwookie1
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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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Twinning Visit investigation! !

Four members of Codsall and Bilrook Twinning Association visited the Brewery Museum at Burton upon... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lin G
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Wolverhampton, England, 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

We visited the brewery museum today and found the whole experience very enjoyable. I would recommend it to any beer fan. The gift shop is packed with beer and other gifts. Plus a bottle shop full of older vintage style beers not alot of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Travelingwookie1
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and sorry if our full range of craft beers were not available on the day. We do brew on site and normally offer samples of our I.P.A.'s and light and dark beers. But our production has been disrupted temporally and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Four members of Codsall and Bilrook Twinning Association visited the Brewery Museum at Burton upon Trent with a view to visit later in the year with our "twins", the Frogs or Les Grenouilles ! !! The team were very helpful as well as thoughtful.....and we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lin G
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Great to know your initial visit went well we look forward to seeing you all on the 9th June.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited for a beer festival recently and had a most wondrous time !! Visited the Saturday afternoon session which was £8 which included £4.50 towards drink and entrance to the museum. Fantastic value. Obviously sampled the many ales on offer but thoroughly enjoyed all the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Archie C
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review, we have had some excellent feedback from the weekend and we will certainly retain this format for the 2021 event. Look out for our programme of special events in the summer , hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great night held in the marquee. Live band and disco. The band played two sets and had a full dance floor with a mix of traditional Irish music and modern songs with upbeat themes. Snack foods available in the marquee and a bar.The disco...More

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

Thanks for your review. Look out for our 2019 programme of events and some of the best tribute bands in the UK. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a Christmas present, it was decent enough but it's quite expensive for what it is. Interesting - but not great - would sum it up for us, to be fair the weather didn't help so had to pass by the outdoor exhibits.More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank crushertim
Mike S, Manager at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. I do believe its great value at £11.95 per person including a 1.5 to 2 hour guided tour of the brewery museum and stables as well as some samples of our on site crafted beer to finish. Sorry about the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to go if you love your beer. Especially if its raining as most of it is indoors. Very informative, and very well set out. I loved looking at the old bottles of beer and adverts on the television. You even get to...More

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

Thanks for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Look out for our special events, always a good reason to re-visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot fault the tour, it was very informative, light hearted and concise, the guide (forgotten his name) was brilliant and very knowledgeable and clearly has a passion for brewing. The place is huge and caters for all, as my title states, even those who...More

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

Thanks for your review. It's two years until the next International Beer Festival but we have some great events over the Summer and Autumn months. A great reason to visit us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day out walking around the museum area, which is in different buildings, this place has plenty to offer, reliving the past is what it's all about, to finish this place has a great Bar that serves food, I visited for the Beer...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WiganChris1968
Mike S, Manager at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review. Please take a look at some of our other events coming up in Spring and Summer 2019, definitely worth another visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a very enjoyable morning at this museum. Des, our tour guide was excellent not only very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of brewing but also very engaging with our group. We would definitely recommend joining a tour as the...More

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

Many thanks for your review. Great to know you enjoyed the tour and your time with Des. Hope to see you again soon! Look out for our special events, there's some interesting shows coming up this spring and summer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The helpful guide really brought to light the fascinating story of brewing in Burton-upon-Trent. Plenty of time to ask questions and see excellent buildings and exhibits. The catering and service in the bar really let the visit down - shortage of staff and untrained staff...More

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

Thank you for your review and feedback of your tour of the museum. Sorry if we did not quite hit the mark in the bar, normally the service is very good, so we will investigate.

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stu888uk
20 June 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
28 February 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
20 October 2017|
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Response from Mike S | Property representative |
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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