Hook Norton Brewery TourHook Norton Category Food and Drink
Housed in the original maltings the Brewery Visitor Centre and shop is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm throughout the year. Don't forget, our new Coffee Shop is now open from 10am to 4pm in the Visitor Centre.
We undertake two Brewery tours every day of the week, excluding Sundays. It is essential to book the brewery tours.
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.
Delicious pizza, quiche, pies, handmade baguettes and sandwiches are available for lunch and tea. Also tasty treats brownies, cookies, cakes and pastries are perfect with our freshly made coffee. For groups of 6 or more please let us know when booking.
Once outside the Brewery, don't forget to keep an eye out for our working Shire horses, which still deliver beer to our local pubs. The horses and dray can be seen on the following days.
• Every Thursday (weather permitting), delivering to The Pear Tree, Hook Norton at 12 noon.
• Every Friday (weather permitting), delivering to The Gate Hangs High, Hook Norton at 12 noon.
• First Saturday of each month (weather permitting), from March 2014, horses will leave the Brewery at 11am on a tour of Hook Norton.*
In addition, the Steam Engine will run every first Saturday to coincide with the horses, from 11.30am for an hour.
If you are planning a visit to the brewery and would like to see the drays on their regular delivery rounds it is always best to phone ahead and check that the shires will be working on that day. In any event, the tour of the brewery includes a tour of the stables so you won’t miss out on seeing these amazing animals.
Upon completion of the tour, it's back to our sampling bar in the Visitor Centre for a ½ hour beer tasting.
Cost: £12.50 per person (over 60 concessionary price £10.00 per person).
Please note the following information:
Sensible footwear is highly recommended. Regrettably, the Brewery itself is not suitable for people with walking difficulties or children under the age of 12 as there are many steep stairs to negotiate; the Visitor Centre is, however, easily accessible for both. Please note, the Brewery is a nut free and no smoking site.