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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Have you heard the Lion roar?

See: Golden, amber
Smell: Pinapple, orange, lemon
Taste: Refreshing, malty, bittersweet

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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See: Auburn, light amber
Smell: Hoppy, soft fruit
Taste: Malty, fresh, bittersweet


International Beer Challenge 2016 - Bronze
International Beer Challenge 2015 - Bronze
International Brewing Awards 2015 - Gold
World Beer Awards 2015 - Bronze Medal
International Beer Challenge 2011 - Silver
BIIA 2011 - Gold
World Beer Awards 2010 - Best Bitter in Europe

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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See: Tawny, red
Smell: Malty, fruity
Taste: Fruity, sweet, moreish


International Beer Challenge 2009 - Gold
International Beer Challenge 2014 - Silver
International Brewing Awards 2015 - Silver -
Voted 'Best beer in the world' by The Independent 2010

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 English Goldings.

James Clarke Talks about Hooky Mild

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See: Dark, ruby
Smell: Roasted barley
Taste: Soft, dark, fruity


World Beer Awards 2015 - United Kingdom - Mild Ale - Gold Medal
International Beer Challenge 2015 - Bronze Medal