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 it’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.Plan your visit to Hook Norton Brewery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hook Norton trip itinerary maker.
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 coffee’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 1½ 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.
Tours To Hook Norton Brewery
Tour & Tasting 13:30 Sundays BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $20
Duration: 2 hours
Tour & Tasting 12:30 Sundays BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $20
Duration: 2 hours
Tour & Tasting 11:30 Sundays BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $20
Duration: 2 hours
Hook Norton Brewery Reviews
When in Hook Norton do the brewery tour. Outstanding example of working history with a modern touch. Shows the end to end process of making local beer. Noel our tour guide knew everything about... more »
Brilliant tour. Chris the tour guide explained the brewery’s history, building’s features including the wonderful steam engine and processing of brewing which was both informative and interesting... more »
Great tour of old Victorian Brewery. Nice interactive Tour guide Monty, and good to have a taste of a variety of beers at the end. Not a beer drinker myself but boyfriend enjoyed it and I bought some cider from shop after
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.
Places to stay near Hook Norton Brewery
Plan your trip to Hook Norton
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Plans to Hook Norton Brewery by other users
50 days in Oxfordshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Leamington Spa BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Cambridge BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 49 days in Faringdon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in South West England BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Rugby BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium