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The National Brewery Centre

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Address: Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 1NG, England
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+44 1283 532880
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Re-opened in 2010, the Centre incorporates the former Bass Museum and tells...

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.

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If you get a chance to visit this place do. Aswell as the very informative tour by Terry this was a cracking day out. The pictures and smells definately give you a trip down... read more

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If you get a chance to visit this place do. Aswell as the very informative tour by Terry this was a cracking day out. The pictures and smells definately give you a trip down memory lane. Well worth the vist. Oh and there is beer

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have visited twice now and can thoroughly recommend the experience for anyone with an interest in the art and history of beer, brewing and Burton!. Have taken friends from out of town who also thought it was well worthwhile - good value too - there are often vouchers to be had for reduced tour prices. Samples are necessary of course... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Made use of the guided tour and learnt so much more. Our guide Terry is a retired brewery worker and was able to add that extra touch. Recommend to old and young alike you even get to sample the brews at the end .

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic day at the brewery centre. Our guide Terry was brilliant, very informative and approachable! The free tasters were fab! All the staff were polite and friendly. It has a great shop onsite, plenty of different bottle beers to purchase. Would definitely visit again!

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a night out with my wife. Didn't disappoint at all. Good friendly staff who were very attentive. Not bad menu and food served quickly and presented very well. Would come again

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Delighted you enjoyed your meals. More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour of this brewery. Des conducted the tour with professionalism and humour. A very informative time was spent learning about the history of beer in the UK and how big and important the industry is. A great experience.

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I purchased this as a gift for my husband and father in law . They arrived and joined the 11.00am tour on Sunday. The tour took approximately 2 hours . They thoroughly enjoyed it. They thought their guide was excellent and full of knowledge not only about the brewery but all about Burton too . They were given a voucher... More 

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and don't forget on Sundays we have a great carvery offer. Well worth the combined visit. More 

Quorn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cracking tour of the Bass Brewery with Dave and Barry for a friends birthday. Very interesting and informative tour. Boozer afterwards was brilliant. Recommended for all types of occasions Thanks to all the staff for looking after us

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this review

And it looks like the NBC has been selected for the Lonely Planets Best Brewery Tap Award! That would be great! More 

Halesowen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here using a Groupon voucher. Wasn't really sure what to expect. It was AMAZING. We took the guided tour. So informative. The young lady taking the tour was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The tour lasted nearly 2 hours but it didn't feel like that The amount of displays is phenomenal. So much to see and keep your interest. The... More 

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks, don't forget to have a look at our special events, including the Vintage Weekend. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum whilst on a weekend break in Burton. Given the town's history, it seemed the obvious place to see. We had a really good experience - in two parts. First was the museum itself. It will take you through every aspect of the brewing industry, some of which you would know about and some quite unexpected ones... More 

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