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The National Brewery Centre

Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 1NG, England
+44 7836 646361
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Great Way To Spend A Free Afternoon

Visited with my wife and elderly father. We were all impressed & really enjoyed the guided tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leeder47
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Interesting, informative and friendly museum

Very helpful and chatty chap on the entrance. Lovely rustic and informative displays telling the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
chaos73
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Re-opened in 2010, the Centre incorporates the former Bass Museum and tells the story of the birthplace of british beer, its people and the history of brewing in the UK. Our tour guides offer daily tours at 11.00am and 2.00pm each day and really bring the story to life. Sample some of the excellent real ales brewed at the Centre's Worthington Micro Brewery or enjoy a bar meal or a full flagon banquet in our restaurant with a beer and food guide to help you appreciate the flavours of beer. The Centre's corporate and function rooms (and our 400 capacity permanent marquee) are set in the historic brewery buildings and offer a great venue for your company function, weddings, parties and social gatherings.
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Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 1NG, England
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+44 7836 646361
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and elderly father. We were all impressed & really enjoyed the guided tour. Burton & beer both have a fascinating history in the UK. Suitable for people with limited mobility. Plenty of free parking. The non drivers enjoyed the three 1/3...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful and chatty chap on the entrance. Lovely rustic and informative displays telling the history and processes of brewing. Really relaxed atmosphere inspiring us to spend time looking at individual exhibits and the two most gorgeous Shire horses, Bobby and Jed. A lovely break...More

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank your for your review. Great feedback and we hope you will find time to visit us again at some point. Please look our for our special events programme and it's well worth trying out our restaurant and bars.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mixture of exhibits, local history and brewing information, make the tour very interesting. The tour was around 90 minutes in duration, but you could go and revisit any parts after or before the tour, the beer tokens can be used to sample the local...More

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. Please look out for our special events this year.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

£6 entrance fee per person - few fairground rides for children at £2 each, hooka duck £3 a go - ridiculous. Sooty show included in entrance fee was enjoyable. Shire horse and trailer ride good value at 50p per person. Includes brewery heritage entrance.More

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Our normal charge for the Brewery entrance is £9.95 per adult. This year we included the Sooty Show plus a magic show for just £6.00 per person. Unfortunately the fairground rides charge for their own rates. Our shire horse rides...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The national brewery centre was established over 40 years ago as the Bass Museum, and in some places it shows - if only in the choice of typefaces on some of the display boards! But rather than write it off as a faded museum that...More

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and excellent summary of our facilities. Our tour guides do offer tours twice a day and this does bring the place to life through the local knowledge of the guide. The Virtual Burton exhibit is due for a complete refit...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with a Groupon voucher but would have been excellent value at normal price. We had an excellent guide "Des" who made the tour very interesting and enjoyable.

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Great to know that you enjoyed the tour. Watch out for our Easter family special with 3 shows a day in our marquee featuring Sooty's 70th anniversary Bake Off Show.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We visited with a Buyagift voucher supplied by my daughter, who thought this was my sort of thing. Can't think why! We elected to do the 11am tour, which I would recommend to anyone planning a visit. Our guide was Dave, who showed an encyclopaedic...More

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Mike S, Manager at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you for your review. We hope to have our bottling machine operating next month so that guests can take home the real taste of our Heritage brews. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

What can I say the home of brewing didn't disappoint. A very warm welcome on arrival and added bonus we could use Tesco Clubcard vouchers. We were shortly introduced to Ian the tour guide. His playful nature and knowledge of Burton and brewing history, and...More

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thanks for your review. Great to know that our tour guide did the job well and hope to see you again soon. Look out for some of our special events, especially Easter, lot's going on.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy a large range of craft beer, served by staff who are knowledgeable and friendly, then you will enjoy a visit here. There were about 15 beers on tap plus a huge range of unusual bottles and cans. The food was good too.

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thanks for your review. The Brewery Tap Restaurant also serves some tasty bar food and a great carvery every Sunday, plus our guided tours of the Brewery Centre steeped in local history are well worth another visit. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We arrived bang on 10am on Saturday 17th Feb ('Twas drizzly!!). Staff were engaging and lovely - but told us that the heating was a bit iffy so to keep our coats on. As most of the museum involves walking outside from building to building,...More

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thanks for your review. Good to know that you all enjoyed the visit and our shire horses. We try to leave our guests on an up note and generally the 3 sample beers provides that impetus. Perhaps we should get some "take home" samples of...More

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Jaco H
1 March 2018|
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It takes approx 90 minutes for the guided tour then you can walk around at your leisure to take in all the displays on site
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firstclassliz
21 October 2017|
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The Brewery Tap Bar and Restaurant is open to the public and not just museum visitors. Car parking is free. There is a good pub food menu and a selection of craft ales plus a restaurant menu with good choices and an... More
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anne c
10 June 2017|
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Hi Anne, yes we are open on both days and run our tours at 11.00 am and 2.30pm (takes about 1.5 - 2 hours) plus some beer sampling at the end. We also do a great lunch menu. Hope to see you soon.
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