Hook Norton Brewery Co Ltd

Brewing since 1849, Hook Norton Brewery has been in the same brewing family for 5 generations and continues to produce a wide range of award-winning cask, keg and bottled beers from its 5-story Victorian Tower Brewery.

At the Hook Norton Brewery we offer a selection of seasonal ales that complement the established core range, creating complexity with naturally grown ingredients and water drawn from the wells beneath our brewery. We are a proud, passionate, independent family owned brewery located in the Cotswold Hills. Every ale uses the finest ingredients, is openly fermented and handcrafted to give each one a character of its own. Keeping tradition alive we deliver beer by dray using our team of four Shire horses.

We are passionate about our beer and produce a range of award-winning ales. At the World Beer Awards 2018, Old Hooky was voted the United Kingdom’s Best Brown Ale and our crafty Red Rye the World’s Best Speciality Beer. Keeping with tradition, our Haymaker Ale was the champion beer at Woodfest, celebrating traditional beer in the wood.

We are SALSA accredited and SIBA Assured Independent British Craft Brewer ensuring our beer is produced and delivered to the highest quality.

Run a pub with Hook Norton

As a proudly independent family owned and run brewery, we have a long tradition of serving and selling beer through our pubs. Back in 1859 saw the beginning of the brewery’s estate with the purchase of a beer house at Down End, Hook Norton. 10 years later the Pear Tree Inn at the end of Brewery Lane was purchased. By 1907 our estate consisted of over 14 tied houses and four beer houses. Today our Hooky pub estate covers the heart of England with over 36 pubs across Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Gloucestershire.

Visitor Centre

Whilst we do dedicate our lives to brewing the best quality ale we have a whole host of other reasons to pop in and see us at the brewery.

Brewery Tours run every day of the week. They start from the Visitors Centre and last approx 2 hours, progress around the brewery where you'll see our original steam engine, learn about our history and how we make our range of delicious beers. After a tour of the stables, if they are in residence you'll be able to see our lovely Shire Horses who still deliver beer to our local pubs in the traditional way. Upon completion of the tour, it's into our Barm Cellar bar for a beer tasting.

Brewery Shop

Pick up your favourite beer and browse our wide range of beer related merchandise and gifts alongside local arts and crafts. Open 08.00-18.00 Monday to Saturday and 09.00 - 17.00 Sunday.

Malthouse Kitchen

We have converted the original maltings building into a cafe and kitchen serving homemade, locally sourced hot and cold dishes as well as tea, coffee, soft drinks and of course beer! Food served Monday - Saturday 08.00-16.30 and Sunday 09.00-15.30, so if you fancy a quiet catch up over coffee, a lazy lunch or afternoon tea pop in!

Brewery & Village Museum

Take a trip back in time and learn all about the history and heritage of Hook Norton Brewery and the village. Entrance to the brewery museum is free of charge.


Where better than a brewery to host your wedding? Nestled on the edge of the Cotswold Hills in the picturesque village of Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, our stunning 5-storey Victorian Tower Brewery and Malthouse provides the perfect backdrop for your special day. Holding your wedding at the brewery will add a historic twist to your nuptials and certainly give you a venue and day to remember.

Meeting & Event Rooms

Hold your next meeting or event at our brewery! We have several rooms to choose from and can add on unique elements like a brewery tour or beer tasting!

For more information about our brewery visit www.hooky.co.uk

You can contact us by phone, 01608 730384 or email us at vc@hooky.co.uk

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