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Hook Norton Brewery

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Hook Norton Brewery Brewery Lane | Cotswolds, Hook Norton OX15 5NX, England
+44 1608 730384
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I’m a brewery guide at home and this is the best brewery tour I’ve ever taken.

Why you should care what I think: I’m a former professional brewer, brewery sales and marketing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chewie39
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Vancouver
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Brewery Tour Nostalgic

Staff very welcoming & a loving family business which has been running since 1849.Good to see the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
claire2492013
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Brewery tours run Monday to Sunday, starting from the Visitors Centre, they last approximately 2 hours. The first 1½ hours are spent around the brewery where you'll see our original steam engine, learn about our history and how we make our range of delicious beers. Once outside the Brewery, don't forget to keep an eye out for our working Shire horses, which still deliver beer to our local pubs. If you are planning a visit to the brewery and would like to see the drays on their regular delivery rounds it is always best to phone ahead and check that the shires will be working on that day. In any event, the tour of the brewery includes a tour of the stables so you won’t miss out on seeing these amazing animals. Upon completion of the tour, it's back to our sampling bar in the Visitor Centre for a ½ hour beer tasting. It is essential to book a Brewery Tour by contacting us on the phone or email. Cost: £14.50 per person, £12.00 concessions
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Hook Norton Brewery Brewery Lane | Cotswolds, Hook Norton OX15 5NX, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Why you should care what I think: I’m a former professional brewer, brewery sales and marketing manager, brewery tasting room manager, brewery tour guide and have taken over 12 brewery tours in 6 countries over the past 7 years and designed 3 tours for 3...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Staff very welcoming & a loving family business which has been running since 1849.Good to see the way the beer is produced inbracing old & new ways.Tour guide made it very interesting & after we enjoyed a tasty meal in the malt house kitchen.Would thoroughly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time to the brewery tour. Andrew our guide this time was funny and personable. Some changes since last year...... hi viz jackets momento glasses at the end and the addition of a lovely restaurant. Please find time when you “do the Cotswolds” to spend...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled in the Cotswolds, this fully operational brewery with shop, cafe, shire horses and museum. We booked a tour which took about 1.5 hrs with Malcolm, ending with a half hour tasting session. Very informative and patient with all our questions. We had lunch in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit even if you are not really a beer drinker. It's a fascinating building and it is great to see how the brewery are sticking with tradition. You meet the Shires if they are not out and about delivering to the local...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant tour. Very knowledgeable & humorous guide that took us round. We saw the brewing process from start to finish, including the horses that deliver locally. Had an opportunity to sample several of the Hood Norton beers at the end. An excellent experience, that I’d...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late but they were very kind and took us to join the tour so we only missed the beginning of this excellent and informative visit. The historical features added another dimension and the visit to the stables to see the shire horses was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There really is nothing more to add - it's been accurately said by everyone else !! This gem of English history is so very worth your time for a visit - in today's world it is a reassuring snapshot of how it was - and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience, learning about the history of the brewery and how they make their beers. Peter, our guide, was excellent - very knowledgeable and fun. Would definitely recommend this for both locals and visitors to the area.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderfully friendly staff even though we arrived near closing. Very accommodating with a tasting session, great beer. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

Thank John F B
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