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Theakston Brewery Visitor Centre


Brewing in Masham in the wonderful Yorkshire Dales since 1827 and home of the legendary Old Peculiar, the Brewery has a Visitor Centre where you can smell, taste and watch ales being created first hand.


Regular Guided Daytime Tours

Private Evening Tours available

Watch the process from blending ingredients right through to the skilled barrel making


Gift Shop (with many 'Old Peculiar' Gifts on sale including clocks that go backwards, and many spectacular Yorkshire treats)

Online Shop

Open all year round

Brewery Tap - for that all important pint tasting!

Beer Garden

Children under 10 years of age are not permitted on the Brewery Tour

Theakston's Brewery, the home of legendary ales, has operated through 5 generations of the Theakston family. Spanning almost two centuries long Theakston's have been brewing a wide range of bottled, brewery conditioned and cask ales, and are more famously known fo the "Theakston's Old Peculier" beer. 2013 marks the 186th anniversary of the founding of this Brewery company by Robert Theakston, back in 1827.

Our Visitor Centre is open all year round to the public, and we run operated guided tours on a daily basis where you can soak up the atmosphere of the brewers in operation - from blending the ingredients through to filling the casks and witnessing the barrel making by the highly skilled cooper.

Tours can be thirsty work, so why not savour the experience of our legendary Ales in our Visitor Centre (also known as "The Black Bull in Paradise") which in times gone by stored the drays and dray horses, and was used as a warehouse to store crates of ales.

Adults £6.75, Senior Citizens £6, Children (10-17yrs) £4.25, Family ticket £17.75 (denotes 2 adults and 2 children - children being from 10-17 years of age).

All prices include complimentary pint (or 2 x half pints, or 3 x third pints) or a soft drink

Jan - Jun (open 10.30am - 4.30pm)

Guided Tours at 11am - 12.00noon and then 2pm - 3pm

Jul - Aug (open 10.30am - 5.30pm)

Guided Tours at 11am - 12.00 noon, then 1pm - 2pm and then 3pm - 4pm

Sept - Dec (open 10.30am - 4.30pm)

Guided Tours at 11am - 12.00 noon, then 2pm - 3pm


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