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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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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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A must in Masham

If your visiting Masham a trip to the Theakston Brewery is a must. The Brewery offers an extensive souvenir shop and probably the best and authentic Brewery Pub I've ever seen... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on 'The Black Sheep' tour this time, but couldn't leave without a visit to my favourite brewery for a pint of Old Peculiar. But oh my, served by the most unfriendly man, who clearly hates his job serving in the gift shop and bar. Such a shame, so much history and beers to be truly proud of, surely in... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your visiting Masham a trip to the Theakston Brewery is a must. The Brewery offers an extensive souvenir shop and probably the best and authentic Brewery Pub I've ever seen. There's a tour available which is very informative and interesting with a free pint at the end👍🏻 You will learn all about the history on Theakstons dating back to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 40-50 minute tour takes the form of a talk about the brewing process at four or so stations within the brewery. Sadly it wasn't operational and neither was the cooper at work so we were basically looking at empty tanks and pipes etc. The brewery is surprisingly popular. I toured as part of a group of about 15 people... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to have a small group so plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Our guide had excellent knowledge and gave a very interesting commentary. The visitor area for tasting was pleasant with a warm fire and historical paintings and photos. Well worth a visit whether u sup beer or not.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stumbled upon this and it was great. You could take a tour around the brewery and have a pint in the brewery tap. Ther was also a shop where you could by a peculiar gift. Take a look a the working cooperage . Worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a great weekend up in the Yorkshire Dales, we called back into Masham on our way home specifically for the Theakston Brewery tour. And boy, are we glad we did... From the minute we walked in the door, we were welcomed by Lynn, who turned out to be our guide for the tour. She was a fantastic host &... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very warm welcome from all staff. Especially pleased that the dog was welcomed unlike the Black Sheep. The beer at the end was particularly good

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 14 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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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