This Victorian tower brewery was built in 1856 by John Harris, whose descendants still run it today.
There was already a brewery in Hook Norton when John Harris moved there in 1849. He grew hops for the local brewers and eventually started his own commercial brewery in 1856. The brewery has continued to grow since then, using a steam engine installed in 1899 to power most of the machinery. It’s a traditional Victorian ‘tower’ brewery, where processes start in the top of the building and work their way down to the bottom. You’ll get to see this on a guided tour of the brewery, which still produces a number of ales, lagers and cider. You can find these in the shop at the end of the tour or sample them yourself in the cafe.