Hook Norton Brewery to take over supplying real ales

We’re super happy to join Team Cropredy and bring our ales to Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, the band’s annual music festival in August

Hook Norton takes over from long-standing supplier Wadworth Brewery of Devizes. Festival Organiser Gareth Williams says: “We want to thank Wadworth for the many years of great support they have given our festival.”

“Now we are delighted to announce the new collaboration with Hook Norton Brewery. Not only is the company renowned for great beer but it’s barely a dozen miles away – almost on our doorstep. Hook Norton is a family-run business and has been going for 172 years. Their products have a fantastic reputation with ale-drinkers and we look forward to welcoming their team to Cropredy’s arena field this year.”

“Real ale has always been a huge part of our festival so Hook Norton’s involvement is great news for all the beer-drinkers in the Cropredy crowd,” Mr Williams continues. “We are always keen to use local suppliers whenever possible and with Hook Norton being so close, the bar will never run dry! What’s more, Hook Norton’s horse-drawn dray is just a trot away and it will put in appearances at the festival – a must for the kids and everyone with a love of tradition.”

James Clarke, Managing Director at Hook Norton Brewery added “We are delighted to be partnering up with Fairport’s Cropredy Convention. It has been one of my aims to try and supply this festival ever since I have worked at Hook Norton, and 30 years on, here we are! It is a great opportunity to work together, to slake people’s thirst with our real ale, and hopefully the combination of excellent music and excellent ale will be accompanied by some good weather! As one of the area’s most prominent events, it is a great fit for Hooky! ”

Almost as important as the ale itself are the folk pouring it and of course the same teams from Yorkshire and Wiltshire will be manning the pumps as usual.

Subject to government guidance and rules, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention will take place on 12, 13 and 14 August 2021. For details please visit: www.fairportconvention.com/