England > Oxfordshire > Hook Norton
DanielBrown (264) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | September 30, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely brewery, set in beautiful countryside. The scent of malt fills the air of the wonderful museum and the visitor centre offers free samples of the excellent fresh beers. The Pear Tree is lovely too. Well worth a detour, provided you have a willing driver such the one what was (is) my brother in law Christopher.
miquelcrush (102) Granollers, Spain | August 16, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The brewery tour is excellent, and when it finishes is possible to taste a good selection of their excellent beers.
mabel (211) Toronto, Ontario | July 25, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
2010-07. Visited early on a Thursday afternoon last July, the entire upstairs of the old side building is set as a museum of breweriana and other local historical artifacts. Our little group spent a good amount of time exploring the displays before venturing back downstairs for a tasting of all their casks. The server was wonderfully friendly and kindly opened a bottle of one or two of their brews that was not on tap so that we could enjoy it. Great selection of brews, all fresh and tasty. Would recommend stopping in if you have some time in the area. (We went for lunch around the corner at the Gate Hangs High, recommended by the bartender and quite a nice pub.) (5/10/11/NA/10/15) 82%
downender (303) Bristol, England | November 28, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited 24/9/10. Interesting, well-organised brewery tour with our guide Nick being both affable and knowledgeable. Got to sample 5 beers on draught and 3 from bottles at the hospitality bar, all in good condition. After the tour, we enjoyed some tasty pies in the Pear tree, washed down with Hooky Bitter. A great day out.
doubelknv3 (24) Illinois | February 12, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Really enjoyed the Hook Norton Brewery and bought myself a box of Old Hooky to consume during my longboat journey over my 30th B-Day. Pear Tree Inn is a nice local. Nice seating outside. Did not have a meal there, so not sure how the food is.
hughie (25) Bedford, England | August 12, 2005| Updated August 19, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
We were taken on the tour by Nancy, whose family had lived in the village for generations and who was very knowlegeable about brewing. The Brewery was a place of sensory delights, full of atmosphere and history. Five beers on tap to try afterwards and a free Hook Norton glass. Plenty of bottled beers to buy as well.
19.8.06 Visited the Pear Tree Inn and enjoyed an excellent meal and pint of Haymaker, thus completing my Hook Norton experience..
Liberty (5) Stompwijk, Netherlands | August 13, 2004
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I have visited the visitor centre and the museum. Nice visit (not very big) and especially to watch the film about the brewery. I didnít have the time for a brewery visit, but I am planning to come back again to go on a brewery tour. The samples were great. I can recommend a visit to Hook Norton and their beers.
Joeh (49) , England | June 8, 2004| Updated November 5, 2005
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Attractive brewery. Interesting museum area. Lots of items on sale.
imdownthepub (499) Banbury, England | May 16, 2004
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This rating is for the Pear Tree Inn, a great village local serving the full range of Hook Norton beers on tap, so close to the Brewery you can smell the wort. Supplied by the Breweries working Shire Horses and Dray this is a perfect example of how a village pub should be. The Summer Beer Festival is a great favourite for those who know.
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