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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!

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Brew dates – Hook Norton beers

During Brewery tours I’m often asked the question “Which is your oldest Beer?”. The easy answer of course is ‘Mild’ as this is shown as ‘Brew number 1, November 24th’ in the original John Harris brew records of 1856. To further add to this, if we then look through the sources shown below we find […]

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Looking back at Brewing and Pubs in Hook Norton

Looking back at Brewing and Pubs in Hook Norton. Today, when there’s talk of Beer in Hook Norton we naturally think of the ales brewed by our famous Brewery here in Scotland End In 1300 the Brewing scene was very different, and we have Margaret Dickens history of the village to thank for giving us […]

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Looking back – Hook Norton pub snippets – The Pear Tree, Hook Norton

Located at the end of Brewery Lane and known as the Brewery Tap, the Pear Tree was opened as a pub in 1869. John Harris had earlier recorded his first commercial brew in 1856 and soon after, in 1859, opened up a Beerhouse in Down End. The acquisition of the Pear Tree saw the beginning […]

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Castle Inn

Get married in your very own Castle

Looking for a unique venue for your wedding day? Look no further than The Castle at Edgehill, Warwickshire, a 17th Century pub with beautiful grounds and spectacular views overlooking the Warwickshire countryside. Whether you’re planning a small informal wedding or a large celebration, they are now fully licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships in all […]

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

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

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

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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RED RYE PICKS UP ULTIMATE AWARD AT WORLD BEER AWARDS

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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HOOK NORTON BREWERY WINS INTERNATIONAL BEER CHALLENGE

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

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

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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HOPS GROWN IN PUB GARDEN USED TO BREW CRAFTY ALE

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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