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Theakston Brewery

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Address: Black Bull in Paradise Visitor Centre | Red Lane, Masham HG4 4YD, England
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+44 1765 680000
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 17:00

T&R Theakston Ltd is one of the oldest family breweries in Yorkshire...

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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Brewery trip

Good guide and enthusiastic tour of the brewery. As you would hope a good selection of ales to try at the end. Don't forget you can just go for a drink

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good guide and enthusiastic tour of the brewery. As you would hope a good selection of ales to try at the end. Don't forget you can just go for a drink

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful time we had here. We had booked a tour for the afternoon and when we checked in with Alison we found that we were the only ones on the tour so we had Alison all to our selves. We were expertly guided round the working brewery and given the history, facts and information on how Theakstons started... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great traditional brewery, run by only a handful of people. Tradition runs deep in the crafting of their beer. A must try is their Peculiar Tomato Chili Jam! Buy a few jars at the gift shop to take home. I went back to this brewery 4 times in a 2 week visit jus for the Barista Stout that wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited New Years Eve, we had a warm and very friendly welcome not to mention the tapas of beers. Not to be missed, well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 different cask ales and bitters. Recommended if in the area and now enjoying Theakston's bottled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 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 for both the history and beer was clear. The depth and breadth of her knowledge... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 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 and the guy was happy to chat. The tour took 45-50 mins and then it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 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 a Yorkshire product is worldwide. You get a selection of beers at the end and... More 

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