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Sensible footwear is highly recommended. Regrettably, the Brewery Tour itself is not suitable for people with walking difficulties or children under the age of 12 (this includes babes in arms) as there are many steep stairs to negotiate; the Visitor Centre, Brewery Shop and Museum, however, are easily accessible for both.  Please note, the Brewery is a nut free and no smoking site.

School educational parties are very welcome as are other groups or clubs. Please contact us on 01608 730384 or email vc@hooky.co.uk to discuss your requirements.



Please let a member of staff know if, within a week of coming on your tour:

  • You have been abroad within the last three weeks and been exposed to anything which could put the safety of our business at risk?
  • Have you visited another food production site within the last three weeks which could put the safety of our business at risk?
  • Are you or have you suffered from diarrhoea or vomiting in the last seven days?
  • Are you suffering from a heavy cold?
  • Have you any cuts or sores that need covering?

Please read our full Access Statement and our full Refund policy here.


We are one of the few breweries that still use shire horses and dray to deliver beer to our local pubs in the traditional way. They can be seen working on the following days, weather permitting

  • Every Wednesday delivering to The Sun Inn, Hook Norton at 12 noon.
  • Every Thursday delivering to The Pear Tree, Hook Norton at 12 noon.
  • Every Friday delivering to The Gate Hangs High, Hook Norton at 12 noon.

If you would like to see the shire and dray on their regular delivery rounds please call to check that they will be working on that day.

Steam Engine


One of the most remarkable survivors of time at this iconic Victorian tower brewery is the 25hp steam engine that can drive the machinery, just as it has done for the past hundred years. Installed in 1899 it was used to provide the motive power that the brewery needed to produce its beer and it is believed to be the last steam engine in the country that can still be used for its original purpose.

We run the Steam Engine on the first Saturday of each month about 11.30am for an hour.



Housed in the original maltings the Brewery Visitor Centre, Museum and Malthouse restaurant  is open Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm throughout the year.

Our Malthouse offers homemade, locally sourced hot and cold dishes as well as tea, coffee, soft drinks and of course beer!

For groups of 6 or more please let us know if you would like food when booking so we can reserve a table for you.


If you are heading to the brewery and want to make the most of your visit by enjoying our beer in a pub along with some fantastic food we have three pubs all within striking distance of the brewery. The Pear Tree Inn at the bottom of Brewery Lane, The Sun Inn, next to the church and The Gate Hangs High on the outskirts.


The Visitor Centre is also home to the Brewery Shop. Here you will be able to find our beers – in varying sizes from bottle to a barrel and, of course, our customers are always welcome to ‘try before you buy’.

We also feature a good selection of Hook Norton Brewery branded goods which make perfect gifts and keepsakes.