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Theakston Brewery

Black Bull in Paradise Visitor Centre | Red Lane, Masham HG4 4YD, England
+44 1765 680000
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best brewery tour i've done

the story of theakstons and the wonderful beer make this a must do tour. there is a great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Barista Stout

The only reason for visiting in my opinion, This is probably the best stout on the planet and I am... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Towcester, United Kingdom
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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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Black Bull in Paradise Visitor Centre | Red Lane, Masham HG4 4YD, England
+44 1765 680000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the story of theakstons and the wonderful beer make this a must do tour. there is a great visitors centre and bar. The tour itself was informative and covered the whole working brewery. There are some steep stairs and it is a bit warm in...More

Thank Stuart-Herritty
Reviewed 3 days ago

The only reason for visiting in my opinion, This is probably the best stout on the planet and I am not a massive stout lover, its creamy vanilla and coffee bean taste is very special and would recommend a taste even if its not your...More

Thank no1missmarple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

W called in here to replenish our stocks. As always Theakstons never disappoints. A great beer and always appreciated.

2  Thank olibot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The young man who took the tour was very informative and made it really enjoyable we decided on Theakstons tour as it's the older brewery in Masham

Thank Sally N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. 6 of us arrived at about 10. 00 and started with coffee in the bar. We then had a very informative and interesting tour of the Brewery. We were a bit surprised that given it is such a well known and...More

1  Thank redscarfox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with family. Our tour guide Joan was lovely, very informative and made the trip very interesting. Can't believe how small the brewery is and yet how much beer they produce! The price of £7.50 included a pint of beer at the end. This...More

Thank TurnipsKent_UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a previous visitors to Masham a couple of years ago we only had chance to do the black sheep tour. This time we decided to do the Theakstons one. We arrived for the last tour in the afternoon. There was only ourselves and another...More

Thank neilnsarah
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

It's been on my list of places to visit since moving to Yorkshire 5 years ago. My favourite beer is old perculiar so it would be wrong not to make the pilgrimage to it's home. On arrival to the Black Bull In Paradise we were...More

1  Thank Swansea87
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely brewery tap bar and entertaining and informative tours. Like many places in Masham, the staff make this place and the gent behind the bar made us feel really welcome. Not bad at all considering that we overheard he was new in the job. Really...More

Thank rarran
Reviewed 6 October 2017

An interesting but not lengthy tour of the brewery showing traditional brewing methods. Enjoyed it alot and ticket includes tastings of the ales which you can choose. I hadn't tasted Old Peculier since I lived up this way so a happy trip down memory lane...More

Thank Elizabeth M
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11 October 2017|
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Response from Kitch2210 | Reviewed this property |
Around 30-45 mins. Then the tasting you can do at your own leisure straight after the tour.
19 June 2016|
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Response from cjmjs | Reviewed this property |
Adults £7.50 Includes complimentary pint which you can take as tastings