This year’s Festival is on 18th July from 12 noon!

Hook Norton Festival of Fine Ales has, since its inception 21 years ago, raised in excess of £240,000 for national and local charities with the help of Hook Norton Brewery and generosity of many brewers from all parts of the UK who donate the beer free of charge.

Our principal Charity is Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research which receives around half of what we raise. The money goes directly to support long term research work at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

The other half of monies raised is divided among the many worthy causes serving the village and the local area that provide much needed services to vulnerable and needy sections of our society.

To find out who we donate to, see the 2014 breakdown at To keep up-to-date with beer related news join our (low volume) mailing list. Find the beer festival here.

The entry pack for the festival, comprising a polycarbonate glass, tokens for two pints, a beer list and a pencil, is £10. A token is worth £1.75 and gets you half a pint.  If you are a cider drinker, (the cider bar is cash only) just get a glass when you come in (£6).