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Theakston Brewery Tour

Masham Category Food and Drink
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While we’d like to think Theakston ales are legendary in their own right, many other factors contribute to our company's reputation. To experience these you’ll need to visit our brewery in Masham, in North Yorkshire, where you can taste the brews fresh from the cask and smell the hops in the air! Our Visitor Centre has many other interesting things worth experiencing first-hand.

If you’ve read your history, then you’ll know that it all started when Robert Theakston leased the Black Bull Inn and brewhouse in Masham. In 1875 his son, Thomas, built the famous brewery that stands on an area of Masham known as “Paradise Fields”. Hence “The Black Bull in Paradise” Visitor Centre.

Visit Masham to witness the creation of Ales, first hand – to experience the flavours and aromas of malted barley, hops and yeast for yourself. In fact, with a trained guide, you’ll be able to follow the entire brewing process: from blending the ingredients, through to filling the casks, to the craft of the cooper as straight pieces of oak are formed into curved staves to create a perfect cask to hold a precise amount of beer.

You can chat to the people behind the beer, ask any questions, or simply soak up the atmosphere of the brewery!

The tours can be surprisingly thirsty work. So you’ll also be invited to have a pint and enjoy the authentic taste of English beer at its best in the brewery tap, warmed by a welcoming real fire!


The Brewery is a 'tower style' brewery, which means that everything starts at the top and is thereafter moved by gravity. This means that there are steep stairways and some narrow walkways. People with mobility difficulties should be aware of this.

Due to health and safety reasons we cannot include children under 10 years of age on the brewery tour.

Please note, there are no brewery parking spaces so we suggest that visitors park in Masham market place and take the short, two minute, signposted walk to the Black Bull in Paradise our Brewery Visitor Centre.


• Adults: £7.25
• Senior Citizens: £6.50
• Students (ID required): £6.50
• Children (10-17yrs): £4.75
• Family Ticket*: £19.25
• Private evening tours: £14.95 per head for parties of 20 or more. (Minimum amount payable £299.00)

Due to health and safety reasons we cannot include children under 10 years of age on the brewery tour.

* Family ticket includes 2 adults and 2 children (10-17 years of age).

• All prices include a complimentary pint (or 2 halves or 3 thirds) or soft drink

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