Handcrafted in the Cotswold Hills since 1849, Hook Norton can trace its roots all the way back to the brewery’s founder, John Harris, who purchased the land that held the malt house.
Today, Hook Norton continues to operate at the same site, brewing in a beautiful Victorian tower. Particularly proud of its heritage, Hook Norton remains one of only 32 independent family-run breweries left in the UK, with the founder’s great great grandson, James Clarke, still at the helm.
With a tenanted estate of more than 40 pubs, situated all across the Cotswold Hills, Hook Norton continues to produce a wide range of award winning real ales and bottled beers. It also offers a selection of seasonal ales that complement the established portfolio, creating complexity with naturally grown ingredients and water drawn from the wells beneath its brewery.
Number of pubs: 47
Running a pub can be hard and demanding work but it can also be whole heartedly rewarding and exhilarating. At Hook Norton, there are more than 40 public houses, all different in size, location and style of business, from town centre to village green.
All Hook Norton pubs are tenanted, meaning that you have the opportunity to build your own business at the same time as having the support of the Company behind you.
Housed in the original maltings, the Brewery visitor centre and shop is open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm, throughout the year. Brewery tours start from the visitor centre and last approximately two hours. The first one and a half hours are spent around the brewery, where you'll see our original steam engine, learn about our history and see how we make our range of delicious beers. The Brewery also hosts the Hook Norton Village Museum. This Museum contains artefacts from Hook Norton and the surrounding area, with special focus on the former Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway.