Black Sheep Brewery



Located in Masham, North Yorkshire, Black Sheep is a brewery full of soul, with a rich history and an innovative future.

Our story is one that has been told for years. When Paul Theakston made the decision to establish his own independent brewery in his home town of Masham in 1992, no one could have predicted the journey that was to unfold.

As a brewing pioneer with true Yorkshire grit and determination, he forged Black Sheep Brewery, where quality, consistency and independence come first.

Paul Theakston was the architect, and with his family, his staff and his flock of shareholders backing him, he created what has become one of the most well-known brewers in the United Kingdom.

As our name suggests, we are Black Sheep. We behave differently and are not afraid to follow what we believe in.

Coronavirus support

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a variety of services in order to deliver beer and food to people's houses. 

  • DeliverEWE Service: For those households within 4 miles of the brewery (including Bedale), we are offering a menu of hot food made fresh each day in our Visitor Centre kitchen which can be delivered direct to people's doors whilst maintaining a safe social distance. Bottled and canned beer is also available for delivery as part of this service. Payment is taken over the phone so no physical cash is exchanged in an effort to minimise contact from person-to person. To order or for more info, call 01765 680101 or email
  • Home Delivery Service: For those households within 15 miles of the brewery (including Harrogate), we are offering home delivery through the week of our range of bottled and canned beers to help the general public to stay at home during isolation. We ask for a minimum order of 5 cases and as well as our beer, we offer a range of lagers, ciders and soft drink. To order, call 01765 680701 or email Payment is taken over the phone to avoid social contact. 
  • Online Shop: Our online shop continues to be open 7 days a week and our team are safely handling and packaging beer to ensure that our range of online products are delivered safely to people's home via our courier service. We deliver nationwide via our online shop and people can order by visiting 
  • Trade Delivery: We continue to offer delivery of our products to trade customers who remain open during Covid-19. Please email for more information. 

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Thirsk
  • Richmond
  • Bedale
  • Upper Dales
  • Catterick Garrison
  • Ripon
  • Northallerton
  • Harrogate
  • Knaresborough
Day(s) of the week Description Start time End time From To
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday - Thursday DeliverEWE Open 17:00:00 20:00:00
Friday - Saturday DeliverEWE Open 17:00:00 21:00:00
Sunday DeliverEWE Open 12:00:00 16:00:00

Last updated: 30/04/2020