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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum - Industrial, £9.50


The Visitors Centre


The Visitor Centre,
Brewery Lane,
Hook Norton,
OX15 5NY


The Visitors' Centre is housed in the original maltings that were bought by John Harris in 1849 and where he commenced brewing.
Brewery tours are available Monday to Friday. School educational parties are welcome and are free of charge.
The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and consists of a trip around the Brewery, museum and village museum, followed by sampling of beers, and on leaving, a badged glass as a momento of the visit.
Regretfully the Brewery itself is not suitable for people with walking difficulties or babes in arms. However, the shop and reception area is able to cater for both, and the disabled.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toilets

Guided tours for individualsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
Summer Bank Holidays 9.30am to 4.30pm


Brewery tours £9.50



From the M40: Exit at Junction 11 signposted Banbury. Head out of Banbury, following signs for A361 Chipping Norton. You will enter the village of Bloxham. At the mini roundabout, veer to the right towards the Texaco petrol station. Follow this road for a quarter of a mile and take the right hand turning for Hook Norton, signposted Milcombe. From Milcombe, follow the brown tourist signs to the Brewery

From Oxford/Chipping Norton: Follow the A44 to Chipping Norton towards the roundabout where the A3400 meets the A361. Take the A361 towards Banbury (the exit next to the Little Chef). Shortly after ou have taken this exit, take the first turning on your left, signposted Hook Norton. Follow signs for Hook Norton. You will take one turning on your right. As you enter Hook Norton, coming down a hill, take a left hand turn at a Hook Norton pub, the Pear Tree, by a small green, and a sharp left again, this road is Brewery Lane. The Brewery is at the end of this lane.

Parking: free


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

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