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!

Meeting: Location: Hook Norton Brewery – sounds good doesn’t it!

Looking for a unique venue for your next off-site meeting or conference? We now have a variety of meeting rooms and spaces for you to choose, from a small meeting to a full on conference. We are conveniently located a little over an hour from London (Marylebone, Paddington) by train and 10 miles from M40 […]

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The Crown Benson

The Crown in Benson added to our Hooky pub family

We are proud to announce that we have completed the purchase of The Crown at Benson. This old coaching in located on the high street in Benson. After a period of refurbishment we hope to re-open The Crown in April 2020. The intention is for the pub to serve a wide selection of real ales, […]

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What the Fox wins Champion Beer

We’re super proud to announce that What The Fox was voted Champion Beer at the Oxford Beer & Cider Festival 2019! The hard working staff at The Fox, Chipping Norton took some well earned time out and came down and helped us brew this beer for their 4th Birthday Party. The result was a wonderfully […]

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Red Rye

World Beer Awards & International Beer Challenge Wins

Proud to say we have had our range of beers recognised in two prestigious award competitions. In the World Beer Awards 2019, we repeated our success from last year with Red Rye once more being voted the United Kingdom’s Best Rye Beer. These global awards select and judge the very best in international styles of […]

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Firkin 5 Fun Run 3 – Results

Thanks to everyone who took part on Saturday. Please find below the results. POSITION RACE NUMBER GUN TIME 1 436 00:30:33 2 990 00:32:02 3 965 00:32:22 4 809 00:33:07 5 969 00:34:02 6 858 00:34:23 7 425 00:34:46 8 985 00:34:57 9 836 00:35:06 10 827 00:35:40 11 447 00:36:03 12 840 00:36:11 13 […]

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Oxford Beer Week – Educated Brewing

Oxford Beer Week takes place between Friday 3rd– Sunday 12th May 2019 The aim is to raise awareness of the diverse range of fantastic locally brewed beers complemented by a range of artisan food producers The brewers will showcase their wide-ranging beers of differing styles and tastes – IPAs to pilsners, sours to stouts, bitters […]

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Freedom of the City of London Ceremony

Serena Williams BSc Hons, our National Accounts Manager attended the Freedom of the City of London Ceremony which is part of her journey to become a Livery Member of the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers. The Gunmakers’ Company received a Royal Charter of incorporation in 1637. The Company was, and still is, responsible for proof-testing gun barrels/actions for safety. Thus, unlike many […]

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Cheers to 70 Years!

August 2018 With Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) set to celebrate a remarkable 70 years this October at Birmingham’s NEC, Hook Norton Brewery have come on board to create a unique blend of hand crafted beer to mark the special occasion; introducing ‘Tail to Mane’. The unique blend of beer which has been produced […]

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Hook Norton Brewery have teamed up with New Zealand based craft brewers the Yeastie Boys for their next brew – X Ale.   Looking for a unique way to celebrate ten years of brewing, the Yeastie Boys approached ten breweries to work with on ten one-off and unique beers for their YeastieX project.   JK, […]

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The Hooky Awards 2018

Last Wednesday was our annual Hooky Awards where we celebrate, reward and acknowledge the success of our pubs and their proprietors and staff. This year saw yet again a variety of different winners and highly commended pubs and a great day was had by all. Below are all the highly commended and Winners of each category: […]

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Firkin 5 Fun Run

The sun shone and the beer flowed at the 2nd annual Firkin 5 Fun Run on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who took part and everyone who helped out. The results are in and can be found below Barry from Oxon Races took some great photos once again. Some at 0.58M, some at 4.64M and the […]

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Hook Norton Brewery experiment with Trial #1 Lager

The rumours are true. Looking for a beer style that would compliment their existing award winning range of both cask and keg beers, some would say Hook Norton Brewery have broken with tradition and brewed their first lager. Trial #1. Brewed in their pilot plant using a special lager yeast, this first trial batch (hence […]

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