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!

Matt Weedon takes head chef role at The Fox, Chipping Norton

Posted on 28-March-2018   by Mark Graham

Matt Weedon has been appointed head chef at The Fox, a traditional 16th century inn situated in the centre of Chipping Norton’s historic market place. Earning multiple accolades, including Michelin stars, at two of the restaurants he headed, he brings a passion for dishes with a strong emphasis on quality ingredients from local suppliers to […]

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British Hop Awards 2017

Posted on 22-March-2018   by Mark Graham

Kent hop growers Hukins Hops have been named the overall winner of the British Hop Awards for 2017, as the results of the 74th Institute of Brewing & Distilling’s (IBD) annual competition were announced at an awards ceremony at Hook Norton Brewery on 9th February. Ross and Peter Hukins’ sample of Bullion came out on […]

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Live at the Apollo comic comes to Hook Norton

Posted on 19-March-2018   by Mark Graham

Funhouse Comedy Club, which already runs successful nights at various venues all over the country, is excited to announce the launch of their brand new comedy night at The Sun Inn, Hook Norton on Wednesday April 18th. Funhouse Comedy Clubs are renowned for having exceptionally friendly audiences and a brilliant atmosphere which have led to […]

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Shire Horse for sale!

Posted on 28-February-2018   by Mark Graham

Shire Horse for sale – Winston is moving on and looking for a new home Burlington Park Winston 18.04.2008 Sire: Oxton Loose Valley Dam: Stonebridge Lady Margaret 10 year old Black gelding. Driven in a pair and single. Has worked delivering beer and paraded. Not suitable for a novice. Lovely temperament. Bright and intelligent horse […]

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Beer awards 2017

HOOK NORTON BREWERY WINS INTERNATIONAL BEER CHALLENGE

Posted on 29-November-2017   by hooky

We have been recognised for a range of beer styles at the International Beer Challenge 2017 picking up three silver medals and two bronze. More than 700 beers from 30 countries entered the competition, which celebrates its 20th year this year. The beers were judged by UK beer experts including retailers, importers, publicans, brewers, writers […]

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Red Rye

RED RYE PICKS UP ULTIMATE AWARD AT WORLD BEER AWARDS

Posted on   by Mark Graham

We’re very proud to announce that Red Rye has been voted the World’s Best Speciality Beer at the World Beer Awards 2017. Voted the United Kingdom’s Best Rye Beer in round one, the World’s Best Rye Beer in round two, it has now been awarded the ultimate accolade of World’s Best Speciality Beer in the […]

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Old Hooky

HOOK NORTON BREWERY WINS INTERNATIONAL BEER CHALLENGE

Posted on   by Mark Graham

We have been recognised for a range of beer styles at the International Beer Challenge 2017 picking up three silver medals and two bronze. More than 700 beers from 30 countries entered the competition, which celebrates its 20th year this year. The beers were judged by UK beer experts including: retailers, importers, publicans, brewers, writers […]

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Red Rye Beer Awards

RED RYE VOTED WORLDS BEST AT WORLD BEER AWARDS

Posted on   by hooky

At the World Beer Awards 2017, the international and highly respected judging panel identified the best beers from each country across 72 styles. With over 1900 beers from more than 36 countries entered into this year’s awards, judge’s blind tasted and scored the entries over two rounds to determine the best. In the United Kingdom […]

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Castle Inn

CASTLE AT EDGEHILL WINS BRITISH INSTITUTE OF INN KEEPING (BII) LICENSEE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Posted on 23-November-2017   by hooky

Castle at EdgeHill wins British Institute of Inn keeping (BII) Licensee of the Year award We are thrilled to announce Mark Higgs has won the British Institute of Inn keeping (BII) licensee of the year award 2017 – the biggest accolade in the industry. Mark, who along with his wife Claire runs The Castle in […]

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Hopside Down

HOPS GROWN IN PUB GARDEN USED TO BREW CRAFTY ALE

Posted on 19-September-2017   by hooky

Unless you’re lucky enough to live next to a hop farm, chances are the hops used to brew your beer are not exactly local to you. Here at Hooky, we are always on the lookout for local ingredients to use in brewing our beer and you can’t get much more local than the backyard of […]

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IBC Silver

HOOK NORTON BREWERY SCOOPS FIVE AWARDS AT THE INTERNATIONAL BEER CHALLENGE AWARDS

Posted on   by hooky

Cotswold Hills-based brewer Hook Norton has been celebrated at the 2012 International Beer Challenge Awards, scooping five of the prestigious awards that acknowledge skilful brewers and provide an internationally recognised symbol of quality. Recently listed as a favourite of, acclaimed beer writer, Adrian Tierney-Jones, Old Hooky proved popular at the awards, with the flagship ale […]

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James Clark Marathon

JAMES CLARKE – MARATHON MAN

Posted on   by hooky

A fantastic achievement for MD James Clarke who ran the 2015 London Marathon in 4 hours and 18 min raising money for charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. His target of £2500 is nearly there. A blog from James soon to follow!

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