Hook Norton Brewery, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
N 51° 59.813 W 001° 29.623
30U E 603411 N 5761762
Quick Description: The brewery at Hook Norton is rooted in an age when most towns and even large villages boasted their own brewery.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/23/2008 4:25:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM4GXA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
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Long Description:
Approach the village of Hook Norton from any direction and the first thing you see is the Church tower. The second is the flag waving proudly over the brewery.

The Hook Norton Brewery was started over 150 years ago by farmer and maltster John Harris. Today it is run by his great great grandson James Clarke. John Harris' brewery has now achieved a reputation he could have never imagined and the beer it produces today is enjoyed not only in the UK but in many other countries.

Hook Norton Brewery sits on the North side of the Cotswold Hills, an area of rural lushness so pivotal to the ebb and flow of English history, the locals decided long ago that a good, fresh pint should always be within easy reach. A natural spring provided the ideal site for a brewery, and one thing led to another.

Hook Norton Brewery remains one of only 32 independent family-run breweries; and you won’t find a finer example of a Victorian tower brewery anywhere. It's also the only brewery still driven by steam.
On the ground floor of the brewery is a fine 25 horsepower steam engine, supplying through a series of belts, cogs and shafts most of the motive power the brewery needs.


*Brewery tours daily Monday to Friday by prior appointment.*
Website: [Web Link]

Location:
The Hook Norton Brewery Co Ltd
Brewery Lane,
Hook Norton, Oxfordshire UK
OX15 5NY


Parking Coordinates: N 51° 59.798 W 001° 29.597

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