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The Black Sheep Brewery

Famous brewery site for over 20 years

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Microbrewed ales
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

Set up by Paul Theakston, a member of Masham’s famous brewery family, in the former Wellgarth Maltings in 1992, the complex includes an excellent visitor centre and a popular bar and bistro. Don't miss the fascinating tour of the brewery. Next take in the wonderful views over the River Ure and surrounding countryside as you sup tip-top pints of Riggwelter and Best Bitter; then tuck into a good plate of food, perhaps steak, Riggwelter and mash pie with a cheddar topping; roast vegetable curry; or a Wensleydale cheese sandwich.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December (Monday, January to February)
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 10–5 (Thursday to Saturday 10am–late)
  • Lunch: Sunday to Wednesday 12–2.30
  • Dinner: Thursday to Saturday 6–8.30

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Best Bitter, Riggwelter Ale, Baa Baa
  • Real ciders: Aspall, Westons Stowford Press
  • Microbrewery ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Off A6108, 9 miles from Ripon and 7 miles from Bedale.

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