Brewery throws open its doors

Giles Minkley and George Clarke at the opening of the new Barm Cellar Bar. Photo: Chris Roberts/WiderViewPR.co.uk
Giles Minkley and George Clarke at the opening of the new Barm Cellar Bar. Photo: Chris Roberts/WiderViewPR.co.uk

The sun brought out the crowds for a busy day at the Hook Norton Brewery Open Day at the weekend.

As well as tours of the brewery and a peep into the workings of Hooky’s new micro-
brewery, visitors were able to spend time with the famous working Shire horses.

A Russian Gaz 69-68E and even a Russian solder were present.  Photo: Chris Roberts/WiderViewPR.co.ukNNL-150824-160814001

A Russian Gaz 69-68E and even a Russian solder were present. Photo: Chris Roberts/WiderViewPR.co.ukNNL-150824-160814001

Roger Hughes tacked up a team to do a tour of the village pubs as the brewery does every week to deliver casks of ale.

“There was lots for people 
to see and do. We had two 
vintage fire engines here and a display of military vehicles,” said marketing manager Mark Graham.

“The village playgroup ran a tombola and Dogs for the Disabled held a stall.

“Wyatts Garden Centre sold plants and talked about garden design and the Hook Norton eco-group was here to promote its project with an electric car on show and lots of information.”

There was chance to find out about all the different types of barley. Photo: Chris Roberts/WiderViewPR.co.uk

There was chance to find out about all the different types of barley. Photo: Chris Roberts/WiderViewPR.co.uk

Visitors enjoyed tasting a number of beers and there was entertainment from 
busker Nickolai and The Voice contender Jake ‘Ossie’ Ostler.

Mr Graham said 1,000 
visitors attended Saturday’s event.

Always a popular sight around the area, the Hook Norton shire horses and dray. Photo: Chris Roberts/WiderViewPR.co.uk

Always a popular sight around the area, the Hook Norton shire horses and dray. Photo: Chris Roberts/WiderViewPR.co.uk

Drayman Roger Hughes given Nelson and Major a drink. Photo: Chris Roberts/WiderViewPR.co.uk

Drayman Roger Hughes given Nelson and Major a drink. Photo: Chris Roberts/WiderViewPR.co.uk