There’s always something to do in The Brewery
Whilst James Clarke, MD and Head Brewer at Hook Norton Brewery was firing up the 150 year old, 25 HP Steam Engine housed on the ground floor at the Brewery, he noticed that a couple of the joists supporting the first floor of the Brew house had started to become rotten. Upon a closer inspection by engineers Ben Stowe and Martin Beck it was clear that immediate action had to be taken, the joists were in a pretty bad state and had to be replaced.
Within hours the first floor had been cordoned off and the rotten timbers removed, Ben and Martin worked meticulously for the next forty eight hours to replace the rotten joists and put in a new floor ensuring that beer production was not interrupted.
In a building as old as Hook Norton Brewery there seems to be an endless list of repairs and general maintenance that happen on a daily basis. It is with thanks to the skill and expertise of our engineers that this happens in a sympathetic manor. Being well known for the production of our fine cask ales it is easy to forget some of the 'unsung heroes' employed here at The Brewery. Many thanks, once again to both Ben and Martin for all their hard work.