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The National Brewery Centre

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Address: Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 1NG, England
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+44 1283 532880
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Re-opened in 2010, the Centre incorporates the former Bass Museum and tells...

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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I visited here with my dad and brother, who is an electric wheelchair user. Our tour guide was fantastic and had an extensive range of knowledge. The tour lasted longer than... read more

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west mids
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I visited here with my dad and brother, who is an electric wheelchair user. Our tour guide was fantastic and had an extensive range of knowledge. The tour lasted longer than expected and I was pleasantly surprised at how interesting it was. The whole tour was accessible and my brother did not have to miss out on anything which was... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Three of us visited the brewery museum on Wednesday 18th this year. 2017 what an amazing and interesting place. The tour is a must as the guide was an ex brewer as was his father. He is so knowledgable it is mind blowing I'm not one to absorb dates and people but this fella was just amazing. The takes about... More 

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Dover
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Damp cold January morning enlivened by a visit and an excellent guided tour with Terry. Paced just right and full of interest and anecdotes. Obviously loves his subject. Some of tour is out of doors so very glad it wasn't raining. Three samples of beer amounting to a pint was very welcome. Will be recommending to family and friends

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting and comprehensive tour. It isn't just for beer lovers, the science side is also very interesting if that's your thing. Everything here is done very professionally but the friendly atmosphere is still maintained. Well worth a visit if your are anywhere near. Very nice to see a local tradition properly served by a working functioning interesting museum

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Telford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. Des took us on a guided tour. So interesting and lively. Really did enjoy it and learned so much. Who knew 'frog in the throat ' originated from beer drinking!

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ConkersAttraction, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Our on site brewery and bottling plant are fully functioning and we produce some of the excellent craft beers you will sample on your visit, including Charringtons, Offilers IPA and St Modwens. More 

Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last time we were at the National Brewery Centre was at our wedding there several years ago. We enjoyed that day immensely but have not visited with our young daughters who are now 8 & 11. The museum has not changed massively in that time and retains much of it's charm. The displays are well presented, informative and follow... More 

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leicester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great day out with an interesting insight into the brewing industry, We were escorted around the museum with an experienced tour guide in a small group and were fully entertained and educated for the entire experience. The history is absolutely fascinating with excellent exhibits, we even had a ride in a small wagon pulled by a beautiful shire... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Years Eve Party Good evening spoilt by poor unprofessional DJ. Venue set in large marquee at the rear of the buildings. Nicely lit & decorated. Stage & dance floor at far end. Bar at entrance end. A lot of large well dressed round tables. Uneven boarded floor, which moved when you walked on it. Dance floor small & sticky.... More 

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david e, Public Relations Manager at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Bell, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. I am sorry that your experiences with the DJ detracted from what was an enjoyable evening for our guests. We have received great feedback thus far not only for the evening but for our music provider as a whole which we have used now for... More 

derby
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a table of 11 for party night. Nice start to the night we got 2 or 3 glasses of bubbly and assortment of party nibbles all very nice. my starter of veg root soup was excellent. All our party enjoyed starters. Main course came fairly quick and was very well planned by staff. My rump of lamb was... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out with friend, highly recommend. Interesting brewery process and really enjoyed the retro pubs. Food was good too. As of course was the beer.

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