A lovely little town
It is small
Aww it is Lambing season!
This is a relatively new brewery dating from 1992 but traditional brewing methods have always been used here .You can see the way the famous Yorkshire ale is produced on a brewery tour and a tour of the brewery takes 60 minutes. The cost in 2012 is £5.95 and concessions are available.The Black Sheep Bar and Bistro offer food and drink throughout...more
The village is dominated by St Marys Church - a beautiful church with a tall spire that stands in the market place.The spire dates from the 15th century but the church is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 and there is evidence of an earlier church , most notably the remains of a Saxon Cross in the churchyard near the porch.There are many...more
Market day in Masham is Wednesday and Saturday and this is a very good , small market. One that is worth looking at - particularly good stalls were the cheese stall with some expensive but very different types of cheeses, a binocular stall , an ink cartridge stall and of course the usual clothing, food and garden products stalls.Recommended.more
T&R Theakston Ltd. was founded in 1827 by Robert Theakston and John Wood at The Black Bull pub in Masham.Today there is a large brewery here producing Theaksons ales which are sold across the north of England. It is possible to visit the brewery and there are 4 tours a day that take 90 minutes to complete. You get to see how the beer is made and...more
The Tourist Information Centre can be found in Little Market Square close to the Town Hall. It is run by volunteers and not open at some times but when it is there is a very good service provided here and information about the area and leaflets are readily available.There are public toilets behind the building.more
I am not sure if it was because we had been hiking in the rain all morning or not, but the inn was wonderful friendly and quick to serve 10ish hungry hikers! And they were very cool with our only slightly muddy wet clothes. Some places will have you take off your boots! The in is a Free House, which means they can serve a lot of different type of beers and ales not just one brand. So you can taste some local beers. Great pub for a Sunday lunch!
Favorite Dish: I had a Sunday roast and it was wonderful.
A wonderful array of sweets, chocolates, coffees , teas, biscuits, cookery ingredients and so on greet visitors to this old established shop.
It is easy to spend a lot of time (and money!) in this shop as you remember the old sweets from childhood.
Masham is a popular stopping place for motorcyclists but please beware of these middle aged men on expensive bikes such as Harley Davisons who use these powerful bikes on the country roads in the area. There are some responsible riders but the majority seem to have a death wish by not adhering to the speed limits or the limitations of country roads that twist and turn across the Dales. Sadly many die far too young every year.
Even worse are the number who drink beer at the Theakstons Brewery and then get on high powered bikes to go home on - stupid behaviour that puts the lives of decent bikers and car users in danger.
The men all seem to be rich dentists or accountants who can finally afford an expensive bike in later years and will be quite happy to talk about their bikes and let you look at them. Sadly what they have in people skills seems to be lacking in driving skills.