Hook Norton Brewery, Hook Norton

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Brewing since 1849, Hook Norton Brewery is a proudly independent family owned, fifth generation brewery based in the heart of the Cotswold Hills that takes the very best of itโ€™s handcrafted brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approach, to create a range of cask, keg and bottled core ales, seasonal ales and one off unique brews.

Brewing on the same site for over a century and a half; still housed in the original buildings, Hook Norton invite you to come and experienced the unique sights, sounds and smells of a historic brewery at work and share in our passion and commitment to beer.

Keeping traditions alive we still use our shire horses Nelson and Major to carry out weekly dray deliveries to our local pubs in Hook Norton. We offer brewery tours and tutored tastings along with a brewery shop selling beer, artisan gifts and merchandise and a cafe serving homemade pies (Hooky Ale of course), pasties, bread, baguettes, cheese, teas and coffeeโ€™s.

Within the main brewery building we have our Micro Brewery which enables us to produce one off, limited edition crafty ales. 25 Barons - a hopless beer, Red Rye - fruity by nature - Playing Hooky - a golden, amber, hoppy brew to name but a few with more being produced each week.

Brewery tours start from the Visitors Centre and last approximately 2 hours. The first 1ยฝ hours are spent around the brewery where you'll see our original steam engine, learn about our history and how we make our range of delicious beers.
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  • A classic Victorian brewery. But this is not a re-enactment location, this is a working brewery still producing a real beer. The guide is personable and obviously a lifetime fan of the product. You pa...  more »
  • Our guide Leon gave an excellent and knowledgeable insight into the brewery's history right up to now. I organise away day visits for a group of canal narrowboat engine enthusiasts and this would be a...  more »
  • Visited this brewery with 2 sisters and a brother-in-law. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit, even though I don't like beer. Our guide, Leon, was very good and explained the different processes really well. Thoroughly recommend.
  • One of the best brewery tours I've ever done! Scott was very informative and ebgageng throughout and the history is really interesting, the beer at the end of the tour helps too! I highly recommend this to any beer enthusiast's ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
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