To service its ever increasing visitor numbers, Hook Norton Brewery has,this month, opened its new Malthouse Kitchen restaurant.
Located in the original Maltings building, which has been restored back to its original look with red brick walls, ironwork and wooden floors, The Malthouse Kitchen guests can enjoy a café style menu featuring freshly prepared local, traditional food over the breakfast and lunchtime periods.
The menu will offer small and large plates that can be shared as a group or enjoyed by themselves. Many of the dishes will include Hook Norton’s award winning ale – e.g Old Hooky Steak & Ale Pie, Buttered Toast and Hooky Gold Marmalade.
A Christmas lunch menu will be available and bookings are now being taken for a series of Christmas Party nights.
A full range of tea’s and hand ground coffee will be available along with homemade cakes and pastries. There will, of course, be a bar, serving the latest range of Hook Norton ales from both the cask, keg and bottles alongside wines, spirits and soft drinks.
To walk off their breakfast or lunch, customers will be able to visit the free brewery museum, browse around the expanded brewery shop or pop round to the stables and visit the shire horses.
James Clarke, Managing Director said “Interest in beer continues to grow, as does the appetite for knowledge, and products with genuine provenance. The building had laid unused for many years and was in need of investment so rather than just repair the building, we decided to enhance our visitor’s experience. The new on-site facility allows us to offer more to our brewery tour visitors with beer and food matching, a wider variety of dishes and a unique environment within which to enjoy it. “
The Malthouse Kitchen will be open 7 days a week and will also be available for private hire. For more information please call 01608 730384