Handcrafted since 1849

The world of hook norton brewery

The finest range of cask ales

Hook Norton Brewery produces a fabulous range of award winning real ales and bottled beers. Everything about Hook Norton beers is a bit special and indeed different.

Natural ingredients

To make our real ale requires the art, craft and skill of the brewer, the finest raw materials and water drawn from deep wells beneath our beautiful tower brewery in the Cotswold Hills.

Permanent Ales

Lion Clip

Lion 4.0% ABV

Roger Protz, leading beer writer says: “A perfectly balanced bronze beer, full of fruit flavours and aromas. Complex yet refreshing, Lion has a long, bittersweet finish”

James Clarke Talks about Lion

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Lion Clip

Hooky 3.5% ABV

A subtly balanced, golden bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate - the classic session beer, eminently drinkable.

Richard Hughes Talks about Hooky

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Gold Medal - BIIA 2011
Gold Medal BBI Awards 2011
International Beer Challenge 2011 – Silver
WBA 2010 Winner ‘Best Bitter in Europe’
International Beer Challenge 2014 - Silver
International Brewing Awards 2015 - Gold

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Lion Clip

Old Hooky 4.6% ABV

A beautifully balanced beer, fruity by nature, with a well-rounded body and the suggestive echo of Crystal Malt.

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International Beer Challenge 2009 – Gold
Voted ‘Best Beer in the World’ by The Independent (2010)
International Beer Challenge 2014 - Silver
International Brewing Awards 2015 - Silver

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Lion Clip

Double Stout 4.8% ABV

Available in bottles all year. A blend of malts gives Double Stout a character all of its own. Black malt enriches the colour and teases the palate with an unmistakable ‘toast’ flavour. Brown malt gives it the dryness.

James Clarke Talks Double Stout

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WBA 2010 - Gold
BIIA 2011 - Silver
WBA 2011 - Europe’s Best Dry Stout

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Lion Clip

Hooky Mild 2.8% ABV

A dark chestnut coloured ale, full of roast malt flavours, and complemented with superb dry-hop aromas from East Kent Goldings.

James Clarke Talks about Hooky Mild

WBA 2010 - Gold
BIIA 2011 - Silver
WBA 2011 - Europe’s Best Dry Stout
International Beer Challenge 2009

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