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The Hook Norton Brewery was founded in 1849 at Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, England. The Brewery uses a Buxton & Thornley steam engine that has powered most of the machinery in the brewery since 1899. It is the last commercially working open crank stationary steam engine in the UK.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Hook Norton Best Bitter -
Hooky Mild -
Lion - Introduced in 2013.
Old Hooky -
Double Stout -
Over the years the brand identity is updated and re-launched with subtle changes, a change of Logo or a new font.
Sometimes this brand update is done by the new owners after a brewery has been sold, other times just to give the brand a fresh new look on the ever growing market.
Below are some notes to help identify some of these changes and an aid to reference the year of the glass.
Hook Norton Logo
A Hook Norton beer mat (W9.3 x H9.3cm).
From Ye Olde Reinedeer Inn
(Banbury) August 2019.
A Hook Norton beer mat (W10.3 x H10.3cm).
From Vince Barney August 2021.