Hook Norton Brewery has restored its original maltings building to create a new Malthouse Kitchen restaurant, which will open on Thursday, November 9.
With red brick walls, ironwork and wooden floors, the Malthouse Kitchen will offer a café style menu featuring freshly-prepared, local, traditional food over the breakfast and lunchtime periods.
Many of the dishes will include Hook Norton’s award-winning ales, such as Old Hooky steak and 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 festive party nights.
A full range of teas and hand-ground coffee will be available, along with home-made cakes and pastries. There will, of course, be a bar, serving the latest range of Hook Norton ales from both 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.
Hook Norton managing director, James Clarke, 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 seven days a week and will also be available for private hire.