The National Brewery Centre

Discover the History, Art and Fun of Brewing - Daily Guided Tours

The National Brewery Centre hosts Beer Festivals every year
The National Brewery Centre hosts Beer Festivals every year
Pure nostalgia at our annual Vintage Festival
Pure nostalgia at our annual Vintage Festival
Classic car rallies
Classic car rallies
Our Christmas parties and New Year banquet - great for couples and Groups
Our Christmas parties and New Year banquet - great for couples and Groups

Special Events

Apart from its monthly Jazz and comedy clubs - The National Brewery Centre also stages a great range of other special events throughout the year.

Beer Festivals. Great live bands. Oktoberfest nights. Special Bank holiday and Mother's Day family carvery lunches. Christmas and New Year parties. Pantomimes. Vintage Festivals………… there is something for everyone!

Half Hogshead Monthly Tours 2018 & 2019

Half Hogshead Monthly Tours 2018 & 2019

15th December - 14th December

  This specialist guided tour runs on the second Saturday of each month during 2018 & 2019  Guided tour of The National Brewery Centre Museum, which incorporates the Bass collection and the William Worthington micro-brewery.  Plus! A beer appreciation skills lecture with a full beer ...

Best of British Comedy Dining 2019

Best of British Comedy Dining 2019

15th June

      A host of British comedy legends have descended upon Fawlty Towers... Sybil’s away on a golfing trip so Basil’s been left to run Fawlty Towers all by himself. Not to worry, a host of classic comedy heroes are on hand to help! Paying homage to everything from ONLY FOOLS &am...

VINTAGE FESTIVAL

VINTAGE FESTIVAL

15th June - 16th June

 A celebration of the life styles, fashion, music and classic cars of the post war years! Dress up in your favourite vintage style and join the fun. Guests will be engrossed in the reconstructed scenes from the era brought back to life by true enthusiasts. Heavy Horse Demonstrations B...

Tribute To Madness 21st June 2019

Tribute To Madness 21st June 2019

21st June

  Mainly Madness is a group of Two Tone loving musicians bringing the Madness experience for your viewing pleasure.  Not only are Mainly Madness a tribute to the great band itself - but also a celebration of Two Tone and Ska, which include inspirational bands as The Specials, Bad Mann...

Tribute To Beyonce 5th July 2019

Tribute To Beyonce 5th July 2019

5th July

   Leanne takes to the stage with all the fierceness and diva vocals that Beyonce demands!  A lifelong fan she has spent years perfecting Beyonce's mannerisms and stage presence. Her two professional dancers Natalie Venters and Emily Waterhouse team up to create a unique show that i...

Tribute To The BeeGees 19th July 2019

Tribute To The BeeGees 19th July 2019

19th July

  T  Now in their 20th year as the WORLD’S PREMIERE TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES, ‘Stayin’ Alive’ continue to tour all corners of the globe.  Astounding audiences with their uncanny likeness and eerily accurate sound and faultless re-creation of the distinctive vocals and harmony ...

Summer Comedy Gala 26th July 2019

Summer Comedy Gala 26th July 2019

26th July

   Three top Comedians and a compere to entertain you. Plus! a two course traditional Summer BBQ.  Sample BBQ menu:  Pulled pork, succulent beef burgers, Peri - peri chicken, spicy bean burgers, Potato salad, coleslaw, Mediterranean couscous, mixed salad Sweet potato fries, salte...

Model Train, Toy and Collectors Fair 2019

Model Train, Toy and Collectors Fair 2019

4th August

  A great range of stalls featuring die cast and collectable toys, model railways and more!  All indoors in our extensive marquee.  Bring back some memories, add to your collections or just browse. There will be lots of fascinating exhibits.  Entrance to the museum included. (G...

Tribute To The Beatles 2019

Tribute To The Beatles 2019

16th August

   This superb Beatles tribute band is held in high regard by die-hard Beatle fans, with an enviable talent for recreating that classic Beatle sound.  The FAB 4 have dozens of TV and Radio performances under their belt, including BBC TV’s “Children in need”, and guesting with ...

Last Night of The Proms 2019

Last Night of The Proms 2019

30th August

Starring the award winning Derby Concert Band. This event will take place in our permanent heated marquee dressed for the occasion. Enjoy the Pomp and Circumstance!  Derby Concert Band’s wide ranging programme will feature music from Stage and Screen, popular Classics old and new, and iconic ...

Only Fools and Horses Comedy Dining 2019

Only Fools and Horses Comedy Dining 2019

6th September

   Lovely Jubbly! The Only Fools & Horses Comedy Dinner Show is an interactive dinner show where the audience dine in Del Boy’s very own restaurant.  You will simply love this hilarious tribute featuring all of your favourite bits from the classic sitcom. There’s everything ...

Tribute to The Jersey Boys 22nd Sept 2019

Tribute to The Jersey Boys 22nd Sept 2019

22nd September

     Oh What a Nite This promises to be! A brilliant Tribute to Franki Valli and The Four Seasons - plus a one course dinner! Book early as this event invariably sells out! This event is organised by local promoter Paul Barnett. You will be surprised how many of the hits you will re...

TRIBUTE TO GUNS AND ROSES 2019

TRIBUTE TO GUNS AND ROSES 2019

27th September

     FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER  Get ready to seriously rock with this sensational tribute band!  Starring: Martin Colley as W . AXL ROSE, John Sumbler as SLASH, Erol Canavan as IZZY STRADLIN, Dermo Rose Sheen as DUFF McKAGAN and Padraig Tansey as MATT SORUM The bands repertoire cove...

Tribute to ABBA 11th October

Tribute to ABBA 11th October

11th October

    Agnetha and Frida –The Voices of ABBA four piece band. An AB BA Experience like no other! With over 16 years in The Tribute business, Sarah Fearnley and Diana Edwards are a highly successful ABBA tribute act.  Sarah and Diana bring their vocal talents and larger than life pe...

Oktoberfest 2019

Oktoberfest 2019

18th October - 19th October

   This October we will transform our courtyard Marquee into a traditional foot stomping Oktoberfest event with bier, live music, DJ with all the cheesy tunes and a of course, a great lively and vibrant atmosphere – be prepared to be entertained, Bavarian style! Top up your stein ...

Halloween Lights Out Museum Tours 2019

Halloween Lights Out Museum Tours 2019

28th October - 31st October

  Halloween Lights Out Museum Tours  Monday 28th – Thursday 31st October Dare you walk the museum at night? Discover what brews when the lights go out!! The patrons of days gone by still roam these floors looking to tell their tales of woe. Their lives cut short by a fatal accident...

Halloween Ball with Dinner option 2019

Halloween Ball with Dinner option 2019

1st November

  Ball or Dinner and Ball options:- Ball only GET IN THE ‘SPIRIT’ OF THINGS AT OUR FABULOUS ADULT ONLY FANCY DRESS HALLOWEEN BALL! It will be held in our dressed marquee. Viper Lounge will play live and there will be a disco - there's bound to be a touch of Rocky Horror in there...

Murder At Fawlty Towers Comedy Dining 2019

Murder At Fawlty Towers Comedy Dining 2019

2nd November

    Basil’s plans to host a murder mystery evening at Fawlty Towers are scuppered when the Hotel Inspector is actually found murdered in his room! Typical... All the staff at Fawlty Towers have a motive.  But who is responsible? Collect the clues, question the characters and solve the...

Model Railex 3rd November 2019

Model Railex 3rd November 2019

3rd November

  Model Railex   Sunday 3rd November The Burton 8th Annual Model Railex Exhibition, organised by the Burton Railway Society. Up to 14 visiting layouts have been promised featuring exhibits of the ever popular ‘N’ and ‘00’ gauges. A varied mix of scales and exhibits from th...

Bavarian Oompah Music Nights 2019

Bavarian Oompah Music Nights 2019

8th November - 22nd November

   Fridays 8th, 15th & 22nd November An evening for adults only . Join us for a foot stomping, stein bashing Bavarian music night featuring one of the UK’s premier Oompah bands - “Karls Bavarian brass band”.  This loveable group have been entertaining audiences with their ...

Blues Brothers Christmas Party 2019

Blues Brothers Christmas Party 2019

29th November

    Friday 29th November  A brilliant Christmas themed Blues Brothers tribute stage show featuring ‘Jake & Elwood’ - Shake Your Tail Feathers! This event sold out ion 2018! All the hits in an energy packed stage show – bring your shades and hats – and celebrate the...

Christmas Party Nights 2019

Christmas Party Nights 2019

30th November - 21st December

DATES AVAILABLE:  SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBERTHURSDAY 5TH DECEMBERFRIDAY 6THSATURDAY 7THFRIDAY 13THTHURSDAY 19TH Other dates available for private parties - please call to enquire Join us at one of our fantastic Christmas party nights in our fully dressed marquee.  Start the night of...

The Jerseys  and Dinner 1st and 8th Dec 2019

The Jerseys and Dinner 1st and 8th Dec 2019

1st December - 8th December

  The Jerseys  and Dinner  Sunday 1st & Sunday 8th December  ‘Oh What a Nite’ these promise to be! A brilliant Tribute to Franki Valli and The Four Seasons –plus a one course Christmas dinner!  Book early as these events invariably sell out! This event is organised by ...

Christmas Comedy Gala with Supper 2019

Christmas Comedy Gala with Supper 2019

12th December

   Time for our annual Christmas Comedy and Supper Night! A Christmas party night with a difference! Three top class comedians and a compere to entertain you – and a two course Christmas Fayre supper! A full bar service will be available.  Doors open 7pm. Food will be serve...

Del Boy’s Comedy Dining Christmas Show

Del Boy’s Comedy Dining Christmas Show

15th December

  Del Boy’s Comedy Dining Christmas Show Sunday 15th December Del Boy’s throwing a Christmas party and you’re all invited. A whirlwind tribute to everything Trotter and everything Christmas! Party games, pantos and presents. Crackers, carols and karaoke.  Join Del Boy and the ...

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner & Dance 2019

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner & Dance 2019

31st December

  New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner & Dance Tuesday 31st December Celebrate the New Year in style with our four course banquet, festive disco plus additional live entertainment.  The evening will be held in our heated marquee – dressed for the occasion!  Great for couples or g...

Comedy Club Events

The Firkin Comedy Club meets on the last Friday of each month. Your night of entertainment is provided by stand- up comedians with an experienced compere providing the introductions and links. Tickets are £10 per person. 7.30pm till late.

Jazz

‘jazz-on-tap’ club nights normally meet on the first Wednesday of each month and continues throughout the year. Tickets cost £12 in advance or £15 on the door.

Wedding

The listed Victorian buildings at The National Brewery Centre provide an impressive setting for any wedding. This historic environment is perfectly complemented by the range of impressive function rooms available, ranging from character suites for 50-200

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