The Hook Norton Brewery Co Ltd

“The tour experience was both informative and enjoyable.” - VisitEngland Assessor


Hook Norton, Oxfordshire

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Brewing since 1849, from our original 5-storey Victorian Tower Brewery, Hook Norton Brewery is an independent family-owned business, based on the edge of the Cotswold Hills. They run brewery tours 7 days a week and have a brewery shop, restaurant that is open daily, and a free museum. Meeting and event spaces/rooms are available for private hire. They also have Shire Horses stabled at the brewery that are used to deliver beer to local pubs.

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Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
The Hook Norton Brewery Co Ltd
Brewery Lane, HOOK NORTON, Oxfordshire, OX15 5NY


  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Facilities: Visitor Centre and café are all on ground level
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: 9am–5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am–4 pm Sunday

About the area

Discover Oxfordshire

Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.

The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.

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