Hook Norton Brewery News

Whenever we have some news from the brewery or any of our pubs, we’ll be sure to post it here. Look out for lots of stories coming up, reporting on events and anything else we think might be of interest to you!

Help Save Your Pubs

As a brewery and pub operator we have been lobbying the Government to show us the science behind their decisions. The latest revelations, with Ministers apparently partly basing the strict measures for revellers on outbreaks in Japan, China, South Korea and Indonesia are not quite what we were expecting. The policy paper shows Covid clusters […]

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Brewery update from James Clarke

With the latest changes announced by the Government, here’s James giving us an update on the brewery and our pubs.

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The Crown Inn Benson


Our latest pub, The Crown Inn at Benson, a characterful 17th century, Grade II-listed timber-framed coaching inn, is now open after a major refurbishment. Located in the pretty south Oxfordshire village of Benson, The Crown will welcome all to enjoy it’s bar, restaurant, six en-suite bedrooms, rear courtyard and beer garden. The kitchen will be […]

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Long Live The Local


Long Live The Local is an industry backed campaign, that celebrates the important social, cultural & economic role pubs and breweries play in Britain and highlights the jeopardy they face from a range of tax pressures, specifically Beer Duty. Covid -19 had a devastating impact on our pub & brewing industry and we face a […]

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Hooky opens new bar at Lock 29

We’ve got a new bar! We’re proud to be part of Lock 29, Castle Quay, Banbury. the new national centre of food and drink provenance by Happerley England the transparency movement championed by farmers and TV presenter Adam Henson along with England’s finest food and drink producers. Happerley England, will build upon the huge regeneration […]

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171 Years Anniversary Bottle Beer Range

171 years of beer and brewing – Limited Edition Anniversary Ales

Here at Hook Norton Brewery we’re marking our 171st and most challenging year of beer and brewing with a trio of limited edition anniversary beers – 171 Strong Ale, 171 Gold and 171 Coffee Stout. Beers brewed strong to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. To challenge these times with taste and […]

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VJ75 – Anniversary Ale

The 15th of August 2020, is the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan) commemorating the end of the Second World War. To mark this occasion, we have created a unique beer drawing inspiration from the countries involved. VJ75 Anniversary Ale, a light red ale with lemon, blackcurrant and kiwi-esque flavours, has been developed […]

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Local Delivery Service £5

We’ve got a new local delivery service for our online orders with our man with a van, Tristan (he got the job as it rhymes, sorry Colin!) all set to go. Set charge of £5 and we’ll deliver direct to your door. See map below for post codes. We do still delivery via courier to […]

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New Beer – Mandarina Wheat

Looking for a refreshing, light, fruity beer that packs a punch? We’ve brewed Mandarina Wheat, our summer sensation that is orange peel perfection! A punchy brew with fresh orange peel & German hop giving flavours this is certainly something a little bit different from the traditional brewery. Available in 500ml Vichy style bottles, it’s been 33 […]

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Visiting our pubs and the brewery

Your safety and well being is very important to us and we want to give you the confidence to visit and enjoy our pubs and The Brewery. We’ve taken on board all of the government advice on the reopening and we will continue to do so. We’ll be following the Covid-safe guidelines everywhere, and changing […]

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Video Brewery Update from James

After a week of pubs re-opening, here’s James with a thank you from us to you.

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New Beer – Canadian Collaboration

We love working with other breweries from around the world as they usually produce something a little bit special and we think E.S.A is! We teamed up with Canadian brewer, Tess from Land & Sea Brewery who very kindly put some unique hops, flavours and ideas into her suitcase when she made the trip over […]

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