Brookes Society Events




Guided tour of Hook Norton Brewery

Tuesday 9 July, starting at 11 am

Booking deadline: Friday 7 June

Here is an opportunity to tour one of the last family-owned breweries in the country. Tours begin at the Visitors’ Centre and last about two hours. The brewery reminds us that as this is a working brewery with steep stairs and restricted spaces, it is ‘not a safe environment for babies or children under 12’ and that they are ‘unable to accommodate people with mobility problems or walking sticks’. Smoking is prohibited everywhere on the site.

The tour ends in the Barn Cellar, the brewery’s own bar, with plenty of time to sample whatever beers they have on tap. There is also an interesting small museum (admission free) and a shop on site. The car park normally has enough space for visitors, and Hook Norton is a stop on the (roughly hourly) 488 bus service between Chipping Norton and Banbury.

We need to confirm numbers with the brewery a month before the event, so book please with us by Friday 7 June at the latest, at which point we’ll confirm whether the tour is going ahead and when you will need to pay.

The Society is arranging the tour only, but if you would like food and drink too, the brewery’s own Malthouse Kitchen serves breakfasts (09.30 to 11.30), lunches (11.30 to 16.30) and afternoon teas. When the tour is confirmed, please make your food arrangements via or 01608 730384.

Cost to members is £13.00 (over-60s £10.50), non-members: £15.00 (over-60s £13.50)
Contact: Steve Ball on


Summer Party

Wednesday 24 July 2019 at 3.00 pm - Please register by Monday 15 July
Headington Hill Hall

This is our regular second annual party and this year the Vice-Chancellor is due to join us at 3.30 pm. It is always such a good event and an opportunity for many members to get together in convivial surroundings (last year the weather was so wonderful we were out in the garden).

We do need everyone to register so that we know how many we are catering for.

Register now