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The National Brewery Centre

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Address: Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 1NG, England
Phone Number: +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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birthday tour

booked this for my friend's birthday. very easy to organise - nicola was very helpful. it turned out better value to have a personal tour - we went for the full flagon tour. Terry... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

booked this for my friend's birthday. very easy to organise - nicola was very helpful. it turned out better value to have a personal tour - we went for the full flagon tour. Terry was our guide and he was very friendly (as were all the staff we met) and gave an informative tour around the museum. The shires were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My three girl friends and I took this tour by default on a girly weekend trip to Burton on Trent, so Glad(ys) we did! Our brilliant Tour Guide Ian was extremely knowlegable and hillariously funny, we loved him so much we returned the next day with a bottle of Merlot and a copy of our Military Wives Choir CD 'Home... More 

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Thank Sarahshortass
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Perhaps we should play the CD in our reception as a welcome over the next month. More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived a the brewery to a pleasant welcome about 10am. The tour was due to start at 11am and we had a quick look around first and a coffee. The tour lasted about an hour and half and although we have done brewery tours before we certainly learnt some new things and it was done with great enthusiasm and... More 

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Thank S2701RVdiana
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again in 2017. More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the start of the tour the staff where brilliant and so helpful , the gentleman taking the tour really knew is stuff and had a great sense of humour, the day was finished with a few welcome beers !!

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Thank certacita
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks, hope to see you soon. More 

York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon here - Ian was informative and loads of fun! Thank you for a great afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ian was our tour guide, he made the experience one to remember! The tour lasted about 2 hours so was extremely good value for money (just under £10 for an adult), this includes your beer tasting session at the end where you are able to choose up to 3 beers to sample (equivalent to one pint in total). You learn... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family party and they couldn't do enough for us. Food great and service and staff exceeded expectations

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined a guided tour and the guide Dave, made the tour informative and amusing. There was a lift available for those unable to make the stairs. Well laid out, very interesting indeed. Just one concern was that the magnificent horses used to pull the drays (carriages), spend up to sixteen hours a day in quite confined stables, I was... More 

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Thank bridgedward
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. The dray horses do have an outdoor paddock area which they go to every day and they do have a farm field holiday on occasions. The smaller shire is quite young and is just getting used to things but he is well and happy. More 

Matlock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastically interesting tour provided by Dave. There is something of interest for everybody; brewers, drinkers, engineers, chemists, medical people, social historians, economists, politicians etc. A great day out. The tour/museum & the restaurant were both really good value. Thoroughly recommended!

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Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Great to get good feedback. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely bad service on of of wedding. Had to request at bar four times for a pot of tea for my eighty eight yr old Mother. Went through to food venue, only one person on a table of seven had a bread roll. Again ages to get Mother a cup of Tea. No heating on even though a cold evening.... More 

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Thank Neveragaineven
Mike S, Owner at The National Brewery Centre, responded to this review

Really sorry to hear read of your disappointment and your struggle to get tea for your mother. Very unlike the team at the Brewery Centre, normally 100% on service. We will certainly look into this and see that this does not happen again. More 

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