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Theakston’s and Ripon Rugby Club’s long-standing partnership goes into extra time!

A partnership first struck between a North Yorkshire brewery and a local rugby club more 50 years ago has gone into extra time. For T&R Theakston Ltd has continued its sponsorship of Ripon Rugby Club - thought to be one of the longest continual sporting sponsorships in the country – for

Brewer urges MPs to join calls for beer tax duty freeze

The head of one of Yorkshire’s best-known breweries has written to MPs across the region urging them to back calls for a freeze of beer duty in this March’s Budget. Simon Theakston, executive director of Masham-based T&R Theakston Ltd wants MPs from the “brewing capital of the country”, to sign up

Theakston’s appoints new head brewer

Theakston’s, the family-controlled brewing company, has appointed a new Head Brewer to lead their production team at the iconic brewery in Masham. Mark Slater, currently Head Brewer at the highly regarded St Peter’s Brewery in Bungay, Suffolk, will become only the third Head Brewer at Theakston’s in the last 40 years. Mark

Theakston’s Cooper turns out “pin” sized Christmas crackers

A North Yorkshire brewery’s cooper has been turning his hand to creating scores of ‘pin’-sized Christmas crackers. Jonathan Manby, from Masham-based T&R Theakston Ltd, has spent the last month making and shaping traditional wooden casks called “pins”, which will be filled with the family-owned firm’s best-selling Old Peculier ale. Each pin holds

Theakston’s call real ale enthusiasts to The Bar!

Real ale lovers are being “called to the bar” to judge a new beer inspired by an ancient ecclesiastical North Yorkshire court. ‘Theakston Masham Four & Twenty’ – a new seasonal beer from T&R Theakston Ltd – has been brewed in honour of  24 local men who, since the 12th Century