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The National Brewery Centre

Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 1NG, England
+44 7836 646361
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Whilst in the Area

Being a beer lover and in the area we divided to visit this museum. Arrived on a Monday and it was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dave W
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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World Renowed Burton upon Trent

I've been a home brewer since1995 and have read about Burton upon Trent for many years... Ian gave... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 1NG, England
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+44 7836 646361
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Being a beer lover and in the area we divided to visit this museum. Arrived on a Monday and it was quiet so could look around at leisure. Interesting museum on the history of brewing in the area along with the social history. Well worth...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been a home brewer since1995 and have read about Burton upon Trent for many years... Ian gave us a fantastic tour and loads of information about the history and process of making beer and malting in Burton. A great tour and tastings !! A...More

Thank carriercj .
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got a voucher to visit, and although it’s close by we’ve never been to the Brewery Centre. I would happily pay the money to visit again and although you can walk round yourselves, it is absolutely recommended that you also go on the guided...More

Thank carolekennedy
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and your great feedback. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget we also run some interesting event nights in our marquee and offer a good carvery lunch on Sunday which lots of local folk enjoy.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Tour, very engaging guide and very passionate about Brewing!Lovely to see the Dray Horses too! Fantastic restaurant with wide range of food.

Thank Nick C
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Look out for our Christmas packages!! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the greeting from the reception staff to the narrative of the guide and the post tour free samples, a most enjoyable tour. The lack of gimmicks and authenticity of the exhibits was much appreciated. Well worth the visit.

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

Thank you for your review and feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great day out with a fabulous tour. Our tour guide Olly was informative and really knew his stuff. The museum was easy to get around and there was much more to it than expected. Meeting the horses was an extra treat. The culmination of...More

Thank Em2ley
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at the time that we were told too to find most of the tables full or reserved. A group of four of us we found a table at the back with four seats together,We were concerned that the doors were left open and...More

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

Thank you for your review. Sorry to learn that your evening was marred somewhat by the cold breeze from the doors opening and closing. The marquee is heated and normally very cosy. Perhaps Saturday was an exceptionally cold windy evening but even so, I am...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour on Tuesday, the guide was very informative , humorous and very patient with a group of foreign tourists in the tour who admitted at the very start they didn’t like English beer. The tour was great and we hadn’t time to spend after...More

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

Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the centre for Halloween party. We did not have the food before, just ticket for the dance party. Lots of people made a good effort to dress up which gave the place nice atmosphere. The live band did 2 spots and the second...More

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

Thank you for your review and feedback. We do feature local craft beers alongside our own ales brewed on site. Bass is also featured occasionally on a rota basis. I am sorry you found the drinks expensive and try to stay competitive with other local...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited some 20 years ago when it was the Bass brewery Museum, it’s a lot better now with memorabilia from a lot of different breweries. Well worth a visit good interactive things for kids and don’t miss the shire horses.

Thank Aroo3108
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. It is always good to hear from former visitors and good to know things have improved from a visitors point of view. Thanks, hope to see you again soon.

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firstclassliz
21 October 2017|
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Response from Mike S | Property representative |
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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Response from Mike S | Property representative |
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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Shauna M
19 February 2016|
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i would say so definately, we visited today and i don't actually drink beer but if you have any interest in the history of the place & how the actual brewing process works it's very intersting and the tour guide was... More
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