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“Rather Disappointed”

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
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Rather Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Went to one of their vintage car days, and didnt think it was up to much. We arrived mid afternoon, which we did not think a problem as it was on until 6.00. We were told by the woman who gave us our tickets, that she had not been told what time any of the attractions were scheduled for. We found most attractions were finished and being cleared up.

The last guided tour round the brewery had finished, so all in all a waste of time.

Visited July 2014
Thank morsequay
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“Wedding Reception”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We had our wedding reception here on 5/7/14 the room we hired was brilliant and looked amazing the staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble and all throughout leading up to the day Dawn was very helpful and understanding everything went according to plan and we were extremely happy and all at an extremely competitive price. From the Goddards

Visited July 2014
Thank Kev G
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Essex boy
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good value visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Interesting exhibits, the horses were a joy. Very good value as the entrance fee included beer samples. Spent two hours looking around then sat down to excellent samples of Worthington White Shield at the bar. Pub Grub served for lunch was very good, Sausage and Mash was one of the best I've eaten out of home. Parking was free. A great way to spend half a day!

Visited April 2014
Thank Essexman50
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Innn Signs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

As a member of the Inn Sign Society, we had a meeting arranged at the National Brewery Centre. Then place is full of memorabilia from the Brewing Industry, and has a good supply of old Inn Signs hanging from various points, including the stable where the wonderful horses are kept. It is well worth a visit, and has a bar and meals are available.

Visited March 2014
Thank Derek M
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A real gem of a place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

My wife and I visited the centre with an open mind but we were both mightily impressed. You don't need to be interested in real ale or the brewing process(I am and she drinks lager - nuff said!). Both of us found the whole experience fascinating and our guide was excellent. I would recommend taking the guided tour as it beats reading hundreds of boards, even though they are educational and well set out. The beer at the end was delicious('quite nice' she said) and the sandwiches we purchased very tasty - the restaurant looked pretty good too. A first class museum!

Visited June 2014
Thank DHC8
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