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The National Brewery Centre

Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 1NG, England
+44 1283 532880
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Surprisingly good on way back from Alton Towers

Was looking for something to do on the Sun after sending the weekend at The Laurels B&B and Alton... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RayRambo
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Worth a visit

Great museum with lots of interesting exhibits. The guided tour is worth going on. The guide that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GazTyson86
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Bingham, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 1NG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was looking for something to do on the Sun after sending the weekend at The Laurels B&B and Alton Towers (both excellent). Large car park at rear but was quite disappointed by the general appearance and was not expecting much. Oh how wrong we were!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum with lots of interesting exhibits. The guided tour is worth going on. The guide that did the tour when I visited had a very impressive knowledge of brewing in Burton and the history of beer in this country. Reasonable entry price and the...More

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

Thanks for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Look out for our Vintage Weekend which offers some great additional activities alongside the museum tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Friday 11th April a friend and I visited the Brewery Centre for the morning tour. It was an excellent experience mainly because of the splendid guide. He led us from exhibit to exhibit building up the story of brewing with ease on account of...More

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

Thanks for your review and your great feedback on our tour guides. Much appreciated. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in anyway interested in beer this tour will tell you everything you need to know, how it is made also the difference between different types of beer and it's history. It also gives you insight into how Burton became the home for...More

Thank Simon H
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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We will pass on your comments to Des, who will appreciate your feedback. Don't forget to recommend us to fellow travellers.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Bank Holiday Saturday. Good parking. Nice bar area with outdoor seating, some under cover which was useful on such a hot day. Good sandwiches, friendly staff in reception and bar. Had a look around before the tour started, and that then enhanced our...More

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Really surprised that you only gave us 1 out of 5 stars even though it sounds as though you really enjoyed it which we are pleased to hear and we hope that you come back to visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to visit this museum on the way to a short break in Wales. Well worth the slight detour. Provides an amazing insight into the history, and science, of brewing. Exhibits were well presented. Tasty and filling lunch ensured we were fit to continue our...More

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review and great feedback. Please look out for our Vintage Weekend which is on the 16th and 17th June which will be well worth another visit. We hope to see you then.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a first class museum and would be interesting without a tour, but if you go on Friday afternoon and have Ian as your tour guide you are in for a treat. Not only do you get a thorough understanding of how beer was...More

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review and great feedback. Look out for a Vintage Weekend on 16th and 17th June. Lots more to do and some interesting activities. Well worth another visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a guided tour and learnt a lot about the brewing industry and the history of brewing in Burton. We enjoyed a cart ride with the shire horses, a few beer samples in the bar and the food was wonderful. Those who ate in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and elderly father. We were all impressed & really enjoyed the guided tour. Burton & beer both have a fascinating history in the UK. Suitable for people with limited mobility. Plenty of free parking. The non drivers enjoyed the three 1/3...More

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Good to know you both enjoyed the day. Look out for some of our special events like the Vintage Weekend. Well worth another visit.

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Very helpful and chatty chap on the entrance. Lovely rustic and informative displays telling the history and processes of brewing. Really relaxed atmosphere inspiring us to spend time looking at individual exhibits and the two most gorgeous Shire horses, Bobby and Jed. A lovely break...More

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank your for your review. Great feedback and we hope you will find time to visit us again at some point. Please look our for our special events programme and it's well worth trying out our restaurant and bars.

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Jaco H
February 28, 2018|
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It takes approx 90 minutes for the guided tour then you can walk around at your leisure to take in all the displays on site
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firstclassliz
October 20, 2017|
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The Brewery Tap Bar and Restaurant is open to the public and not just museum visitors. Car parking is free. There is a good pub food menu and a selection of craft ales plus a restaurant menu with good choices and an... More
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anne c
June 10, 2017|
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Hi Anne, yes we are open on both days and run our tours at 11.00 am and 2.30pm (takes about 1.5 - 2 hours) plus some beer sampling at the end. We also do a great lunch menu. Hope to see you soon.
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