Hook Norton Brewery



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

Tel: 01608 737210

Hook Norton Brewery


The brewery tours run throughout the day with an experienced local guide, it finishes with a tutored beer tasting. The shop in the old malt house has unique gifts and merchandise, bar and function room.

Admire the magnificent Shire Horses, Nelson, Major, Winston and Lucas who still deliver to the local pubs and are a majestic sight.

We brew the traditional way with British hops, malt and spring water from the spring at the brewery. The only buttons we press here are on a calculator!

What can I see and do at Hook Norton Brewery?

Our four Shires Nelson, Major, Winston and Lucas are our pride and joy. Their strength and power combined with calm and patient temperament will inspire nostalgia. Charismatic Roger will entertain with tales and stories, facts and a sprinkling of wit! The dray also makes regular deliveries to the local pubs of Hook Norton. A majestic sight that is increasingly rare in today's modern age.

The tour starts off in the brewery museum then you set off with one of our team of experienced guides. Walking through the original brew house built in 1898 you will experience sights, smells and sounds of a traditional brewery, as well as the modern additions. Take the time to ask any of the staff what they are up to and why! Finishing off at the brewery bar for a guided tasting.

Our bar stocks all the Hook Norton Brewery beers for you to try including seasonal and special unique brews from our micro brewery Crafty Ales. You can try before you buy to taste something different or new.

A fabulous brewery shop and cafe. Wonderful gifts, mementos, merchandise and handmade cakes. Come along and browse for something unique or relax with a coffee or beer!

One of the last working examples of a brewery steam engine in the UK. It is up and running on the first Saturday of the month. An amazing, emotive sight from yesteryear.

The brewery museum holds many curiosities and historical items including photos of the family and building works, brewing equipment, models, and traditional machinery.


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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • No Smoking Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups


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  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2021

Opening Times

2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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