Hook Norton Brewery hardly needs an introduction! You’ll know it because it’s a third generation brewery of huge heritage and quality, brewing a broad range of exceptional English ales that are loved by drinkers the land over. Actually, the world over! And we do our little bit to distribute their bottles to a few more trade customers.
Sitting in its beautiful, mellow Cotswold Hills landscape, Hook Norton is a proudly independent and passionate family business that takes the very best of its handcrafted brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approach, to create a range of real ales for today’s drinkers to enjoy.
Founded in 1849, the brewing plant is a traditional Victorian ‘tower’ brewery in which all the stages of the brewing process flow logically from floor to floor; mashing at the top, boiling in the middle, fermentation and racking at the bottom. Until 2006, the brewing process was powered by steam. Beer is still delivered in the village by horse-drawn dray.
Hook Norton is one of only 32 family owned breweries and is the finest example of a Victorian Tower Brewery in the country. Of course, the brewery is about so much more than just its fantastic range of award-winning beers. At the brewery they have a shop, Malthouse Kitchen Cafe, free museum and meeting rooms. They also have 36 pubs that are at the heart of many of local communities, serving great drink and food to the region.