Hook Norton Brewery

A Victorian brewery still brewing traditional ale.

Brewery Lane, Hook Norton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5NY

Hook Norton Brewery in Oxfordshire

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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.

We take the very best of our handcrafted brewing heritage and combine it with a thoroughly modern approach, to create a range of cask, keg and bottled core ales, seasonals 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.

We offer brewery tours where you will be guided through the 5 storey Victorian Tower Brewery and learn all about the traditional methods we still use to make our beer.

Highlights include the original grist mill, still used every day, and our original steam engine, installed in 1899 it was used to provide the motive power that the brewery needed to produce its beer and it is believed to be the last steam engine in the country that can still be used for its original purpose. We run the Steam Engine on the first Saturday of each month about 11.30a.m for an hour.

The tour ends with a tutored tasting of our core beer range plus whichever crafty ale is on the bar. We have 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. You can even book a day with our brewer and brew your very own Hooky 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.

Opening Times


Daily, except 24 to 26 December, and New Year’s Day. See their website for opening and tour times. Tours need to be booked in advance to ensure availability.

Hook Norton Brewery is again part of the 2022 Free for Members Scheme. Historic Houses members should call 01608 730384 to book their free place.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Historic Houses members visit for free. Please call 01608 730384 to book your free place.

Brewery Tours: £14.50

Concessions: £12

Group Visits

Groups are welcome.

Please contact us on 01608 730384 or email to discuss your requirements.

Educational Visits

School educational parties are very welcome.

Please contact us on 01608 730384 or email to discuss your requirements.

  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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