Brewery and historic stones make it onto bucket list

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Hook Norton Brewery has made it onto a ‘bucket list’ of the top 100 things to see or do in the Cotswolds.

The Cotswolds Bucket List has been put together by The Old Stocks Inn, in Stow-on-the-Wold, which accepted recommendations from residents when it launched a campaign earlier this year.

Following a four-week nomination period, organisers have now whittled down the suggestions put forward to compile the list.

As well as the brewery, the list includes the Rollright Stones, Cornbury Music Festival, Blenheim Palace and the Wilderness Festival.

The final list includes seven key categories, walking, historical, adventure, food and drink, family activity, relax and unwind, and events.

Charlotte Tuck, general manager at The Old Stocks Inn, said: “We’re thrilled to present the region’s first bucket list, and we’re pleased to say it’s jam-packed with some truly unusual recommendations, along with a smattering of Cotswold favourites.

“From picturesque views and excellent eateries to quirky local traditions and fantastic events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”

Mark Graham, marketing manager at Hook Norton Brewery, said: “It is an honour to be on there with a lot of great attractions in the area.

“The reason we want people to come here is to understand the brewing process and how we still use a lot of traditional methods to make the beer.

“It is very much a working brewery, it is not closed off and sterile which is one of the attractions of it.”

The full list can be accessed at and people can download a PDF which contains all 100 items with free descriptions.

About the brewery, the list says: “With a fantastic range of award winning beers, Hook Norton is the finest example of a Victorian tower brewery in the UK.

“The brewery runs tours, where you can see the original steam engine that was used to drive the machinery, learn about the company’s history and, of course, have a taste of delicious Hook Norton beer.”

And it calls the Rollright Stones, ‘a place of mysterious beauty and subtle energy.’

People visiting attractions on the list are invited to share it on social media using the hashtag #CotswoldBucketList