Theakston Brewery & Visitor Centre



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The Theakston Brewery was first established in 1827 by Robert Theakston and Theakston Ales have been brewed here in Masham, in the foothills of the Yorkshire Dales, ever since. The Brewery Visitor Centre, originally the stables which housed the dray horses, is open daily. Discover how the famous Theakston ales are brewed and witness the brewing methods built on almost two centuries of tradition. Experience the taste and aromas of English hops and malted barley before sampling the beers in the brewery tap. There is plenty to do and see including the working cooperage where the cooper hand crafts the oak casks - the last remaining craft brewery cooper in the country. Guided tours run four times a day.

Theakston Brewery & Visitor Centre
The Brewery,MASHAM,Ripon,HG4 4YD


  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year from 10.30, closing times vary according to time of year. Closed 24-26 Dec & 1-2 Jan

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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