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“Fabulous atmosphere,with friendly people.”
Review of Theakston Brewery

Theakston Brewery
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Masham
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Owner description: 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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“Fabulous atmosphere,with friendly people.”
Reviewed 21 December 2011

We were warmly welcomed when we arrived. We had prebooked our places on a brewery tour, via the internet. We were 20 minutes before the start of our tour so we used a couple of our beer vouchers to have a half of Theakstons each. Each person gets 2 half pint vouchers with their entry, £6.25. The ales were sublime. The tour guide was such a friendly informative lady. You get up close to all the equipment and processes. When we returned to the bar area, we had our freebies halfs and then sampled a couple of other ales, all exceptional. We passed a very enjoyable afternoon here and there was a large variety of lovely things to buy in the gift shop. We would love to return in the future.

Visited December 2011
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