Sally Taylor - Three Day Eventer
Look out for Sally Taylor and her horse, Hooky Gold. Sally is a British three day eventer and Hook Norton Brewery is really pleased to be able to sponsor Sally and Hooky Gold.
The family’s support of the Fire Brigade dates back as far as 1928 when Bill Clarke was appointed Chief Officer of the Hook Norton Volunteer Fire Brigade. Since then, successive members of the family have been heavily involved, with both David Clarke and James Clarke taking up the post. Over the years, many other members of staff have been and continue to be called upon during the working day to go to work as retained firefighters on behalf of the village
Hook Norton Brass Band
The Brewery is delighted to continue its support of the Hook Norton Brass Band – a community band which is central to many local events including leading the Armistice Day parade. In 2004, James Clarke succeeded his father as Honorary President of the band, a position he holds to this day.
Hook Norton Cricket Club
Every summer our local, successful cricket club turns out in very smart Hook Norton branded cricket shirts and a few members of the brewery can even be seen striding down the wicket on a summer’s evening.
Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research
Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research has been the brewery’s nominated charity since 1984 and the brewery continues to raise regularly funds in support of it. The brewery also sponsors a Fellowship Post at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford.
Military Vehicle Trust
The Military Vehicle Trust meets monthly at the Visitor Centre and some wonderful old vehicles can often be seen up at the Brewery for Open Days and events.
Many local groups use the Visitor Centre for regular meetings. Among them are The Hook Norton History Group and the Hook Norton Low Carbon Group, a group in which the brewery is also very involved. The Brewery also regularly invites local school children and local business into the brewery as part of its ongoing commitment to education.
Hundreds of locals and visitors from further afield gather at the brewery for their twice yearly Open Days. These days are designed as a thank you to the local community for their support of the brewery and usually involve some music, a hog roast and plenty of….beer!