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Black Sheep Brewery


Black Sheep Brewery, Wellgarth, Masham, Ripon, N.Yorks, HG4 4EN

Tel: 01765 680100

Black Sheep Brewery outside

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About us

Our 'Shepherded' brewery tours take approximately one hour and involve a fascinating trip around our brewhouse and fermenting room. You will experience the Black Sheep brewing process including the aromas of English hops and malted barley, then through the scientific process and finally on to the end product - a glass of our award-winning ales. You can enjoy a meal in the split-level Bistro and Baa...r which serves locally sourced culinary delights. The Sheepy Shop is also available for you to find a 'ewe-nique' gift.

Group visits are welcome, although pre-booking is essential. Opening times vary, due to private functions, so please call in advance to confirm.

Opening Times

* Please call to confirm opening hours as times may vary due to a private function. The Visitor Centre is closed for 2 weeks in January for refurbishment. Please call for further details of opening hours.

Lunch is available daily from 12:00-14:30 and evening meals in the bistro are served from 18:30 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

You can reserve places on the tour of your choice and/or a table in the bistro for lunch/dinner.

Tours are generally open 7 days a week.

Guide Prices

Adult: £5.50
Child: £3.50
Concession: £4.50
Under 5's go free.

Please note children prices are for ages between 5-17 years.

Price includes a hour tour and either a drink, either half of ale, soft drink, tea or coffee.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Wedding receptions


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours mandatory
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Road Directions

By Road:
Masham is on the A6108, 9 miles from Ripon and 7 miles from Bedale. The A1 is only 8 miles away. Come into Masham over the bridge, bear right up the short hill past Bank Villa Guest House and turn right just before the garage. Follow the road past the White Bear pub and the Black Sheep works entrance. Take the next right into the Visitor Centre car park.

By Public Transport:-
Buses 159 (Mondays to Saturdays) and 802 (Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays) run between Ripon, Masham, Leyburn and Richmond. For further local public transport information see:

Accessible by Public Transport.

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