North Yorkshire is the United Kingdom's largest county. It's also one of the most diverse. The collection of stately homes, museums, historic towns and cities and rural walking routes make it a real hit with tourists all year round. Between the dales, moors and rivers, there's plenty to get excited about. One of the most popular attractions in North Yorkshire has little to do with the great outdoors, though.
Blacksheep Brewery in Masham, is a hub for brewing which lures in holidaymakers from across the globe, offering the chance to see one of England's most popular products in the making. What's more, there are plenty of fine hotels nearby.
Brewing in Cask and Keg
Blacksheep Brewery was founding in 1992, with the idea of creating some of the north-east's finest traditional ales for cask and keg. Today, production at the brewery sits at an impressive 70,000 barrels annually, incorporating some modern craft brews and experimental recipes to sit alongside the age-old classics.
The Visitor Centre
Blacksheep Brewery isn't just where the magic happens, there's also plenty of opportunity for tourists to learn about the brewing process. The brewery runs regular tours, explaining the brewing process and allowing punters to try some of the famous beers. The tour ends at the brewery shop. In addition to bottled beers and small kegs, visitors can even buy clothes and other merchandise.
Events at the Brewery
With a spectacular space and some first-class produce on-site, Blacksheep Brewery can be hired out for events. From corporate events to wedding receptions, the brewery is a versatile space, ideal for all kinds of events. Bespoke menus can be created to perfect your special day.
Hotels near Blacksheep Brewery
Located in Masham, Blacksheep Brewery is within easy reach of some of the best hotels in North Yorkshire. The Waggon and Horses is an affordable and traditional option set just five miles away from Blacksheep Brewery. There's free WiFi, good food and even some local beers in the bar.Those in search of a touch of luxury can book into the Swinton Park Hotel. The four-star property is less than two miles from the brewery and is set in idyllic rural grounds.