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Theakston Brewery

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Address: Black Bull in Paradise Visitor Centre | Red Lane, Masham HG4 4YD, England
Phone Number: +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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Interesting tour and great beers to try

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Scorpio1987
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Grant W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 you'll get a pint of Theakstons beer, and there's normally 5 or 6 to choose... More 

Thank Darren H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 and informative and will not break the bank. I would suggest checking the web site... More 

Thank 2014Jandy
Immingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 fresh despite the fact that I am sure he has done it many times before.... More 

Thank Steve N
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 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

Thank holtimes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

staff very friendly and the Barista Stout was just amazing, so smooth and thick - highly recommended for dark beer lovers! The vanilla stout was tasty too.

Thank jukejam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Had a great visit to Theakston brewery it wasn't planned but so glad we went really interesting the tour isn't long but is really good and we were lucky to have a fantastic guide called Lynne what a credit to the company she is very informative friendly passionate about the history and beer and very helpful, would definitely recommend a... More 

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