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Masham: The home of Yorkshire Beer

Masham is a renowned brewery town in the traditional Yorkshire sense, with two exceptional Breweries crafting fantastic beer celebrated and savoured worldwide. The Masham brewery story began nearly 200 years ago in 1827 when the Theakston Brewery was established in the basement of the Black Bull Hotel on Silver Street, a location that now houses a wine merchant and distillery.

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The beer became successful and Theakstons expanded to the site where they operate today, along with the newer Black Sheep Brewery, the wryly titled creation of one member of the Theakstons brothers in the early 1990s who sought to make beer his own way.

Through the 90s and 2000s the microbrewery scene exploded with tastes swinging away from the mass-produced big brand beers and back to the lovingly crafted local beers that reflected the character of the place they were made, and the Masham's breweries were at the heart of this movement.

The two breweries now produce some of the most iconic beer in Yorkshire and have cemented this town’s links to fine ale and a good Yorkshire welcome.

The choice of pubs still open and thriving in the town is a testament to the great hospitality still alive in Masham today.

Discover the rich history and legacy of Masham's breweries as you explore its flavourful traditions and the global fame of its exquisite brews.

Black Sheep Brewery Bar & Kitchen
Pubs & Bars
Masham
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Black Sheep Brewery Bar & Kitchen

There’s no better way to experience our beer than at the source – visit the Black Sheep Brewery Visitor...

The Terrace Restaurant and Bar
Food & Drink
Masham
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The Terrace Restaurant and Bar

The Terrace Restaurant is at the heart of eating and drinking at the Swinton Estate. From morning coffee and...

The White Bear Hotel, Masham
Pubs & Bars
Masham
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The White Bear Hotel, Masham

An idyllic Yorkshire Dales pub offering locally brewed beer, home-cooked food and a warm welcome. We have ample seating...

The Kings Head, Masham
Pubs & Bars
Masham
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The Kings Head, Masham

This traditional pub restaurant looks over the Market Square in Masham offering locally brewing ale and freshly prepared food...

Black Sheep Brewery & Tours
Food & Drink Producers
Masham
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Black Sheep Brewery & Tours

Experience Black Sheep beer at the source with a tour of the Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre in Masham...

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Events in  Masham

Long Course Weekend: Yorkshire
6th Sept 2024

Long Course Weekend: Yorkshire

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