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Brewery tours at Theakston Brewery’s the ‘Black Bull in Paradise’ Visitor Centre

Where: Masham, North Yorkshire

Description: Visit iconic Yorkshire brewery T&R Theakston’s Visitor Centre – the Black Bull in Paradise – to soak up the brewery’s almost 200 years of history, sample its core range of ales and get an insider’s understanding of what it takes to create the perfect pint through one of its guided brewery tours.

As you journey through the brewery, you’ll learn how Theakston selects its ingredients and the methods they use to produce the distinctive tasting beers that it is known for. You’ll even have the opportunity to visit Theakston’s cooperage, one of the last of its kind in England, where cooper Euan Findlay will be hard at work crafting wooden casks, designed to be filled with the brewery’s signature Old Peculier ale.

After enjoying the tour, visitors can pick up a souvenir at the gift shop before pitching up at the bar to enjoy more of the brewery’s legendary ales.

Time: The brewery’s Visitor Centre is open from 10.30am – 4.30pm (Mon – Sat), with regular guided tours throughout the day. Tours last approximately one hour.

Cost: £12.95 per adult, £5.95 per child (12 – 17 yrs), includes complimentary pint (or two halves or three thirds), or soft drink (subject to change).

Theakston also offers private tours on request.



T&R Theakston Ltd is an independent, family brewing company founded in 1827 located in the Yorkshire Dales market town of Masham, North Yorkshire.
The company is controlled and run by direct descendants of the founder Robert Theakston.

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