Tadcaster Essentials

History of brewing

Tadcaster is home to three breweries - John Smith's, Coors and Samuel Smith's. The Old Brewery at Tadcaster was founded in 1758 and is the home of Samuel Smith's - the only surviving independent brewery in Tadcaster and the oldest brewery in England!

St Mary's Church

Originally built in 1150, St Mary's Church has been rebuilt twice - once after being burnt by Scots in 1318 and then taken down and rebuilt 5 feet higher, stone by stone, in 1857 to avoid flood damage. This pretty church is well known for its fine carvings and famous William Morris east window.