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“Enough to see and a good pub with food”

The National Brewery Centre
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Owner description: 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 bring the story to life. Sample some of the excellent real ales brewed at the Centre's Worthington Micro Brewery or enjoy a bar meal or a full flagon banquet in our restaurant with a beer and food guide to help you appreciate the flavours of beer. The Centre's corporate and function rooms (and our 400 capacity permanent marquee) are set in the historic brewery buildings and offer a great venue for your company function, weddings, parties and social gatherings.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We'd like to have seen some brewing 'action' but recognise that it would be difficult to shepherd lots of people through a 'food production' facility. The largely static displays had plenty enough content for us as self-conducted visitors. I suspect that a guided tour might have added interest. There were said to be audio-tour facilities but we must have missed these when we bought our tickets. They might actually have held us back more than we'd have wanted anyway. This wasn't a cheap visit but it did include a pint's worth of samples at the on site pub. The two of us tasted six hand-pulled real ales by pooling our tickets. The food being served looked very good and we both said that the menu was a substantial improvement on the normal range of pub offerings (though we didn't have any because of calorie considerations after a very good breakfast - at the nearby Three Queens Hotel.)

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Claire C, Operator at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Thanks for your review. Glad to know that your visit went well.
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

We were lucky enough to attend the haunted brewery night for Halloween and hear the story of the tragic young lady Lucy. Tongue in cheek humour and great people made this event really enjoyable. However, the reason I think this place deserves a great review is down to the staff,' both barmen were great and the performers on the tour were really enthusiastic. The food in the restaurant is fresh and good quality and by attending the Halloween tour we now want to go back in the day and see the museum fully operational.

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We were on a journey and hungry; we had just called in at a pub nearby which 2013 Good Pub Guide said served meals, but that was obviously out of date - and the weather was dreadful! We had passed the National Brewery Centre a few minutes earlier, and I thought I could see a faint light on and a sign mentioned a café. So we went back and found that it was open and warm!

The girl behind the counter who took our order was friendly and pleasant as was the young man. The drinks came quickly and the food wasn't far behind; it was hot and tasty and just what we needed.

I imagine that a visit round the brewery centre would have been interesting, but as we were on a long car journey, wasn't something we could do. When in the area again, I would happily return for a snack and a drink and would welcome a visit, as everyone around us seemed to have enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Interesting displays and exhibits located in an old brewery on the history of brewing generally and specifically on brewing in Burton. Great restaurant with local beer. Recommended time to visit, 2 - 3 hours for brewery centre plus time for a meal.

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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We were met by a guide who took us on a very informative tour in great detail. He talked about how the brewery used to make beer and added loads of other interesting facts.
We went to meet the shire horses which was very interesting.
After the tour you can either have 4 small tasters or a pint of beer.
Lots to see and do for a good few hours.

Thank Beatrice-TA
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