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Hook Norton Brewery

Friday 11th April 2003, 09:00 AM, at Hook Norton Brewery

Warwick Club has reserved 25 tickets for Hook Norton Brewery at Hook Norton Brewery.

Tickets are 24.00 for Warwick Club members, their spouse/partner, and dependent children under 18. Tickets may also be purchased at cost for guests (subject to availability of places) for 32.50 . Full price for these tickets would normally be 32.50 .

Please contact the organiser, Andy Smith, for tickets. Please remember to give your personnel/retiree number, and state how many tickets you would like, and who each ticket which you request at member price is for, their age and relationship to you.

Hook Norton is one of the best known names amongst independent brewers. Started by John Harris, a farmer and maltster in a little known Oxfordshire village 150 years ago, it is still run by his descendants five generations later and has achieved a reputation he could not have imagined. Beer is still brewed in the remarkable building erected by his energetic son-in-law Alban Clark between 1899 and 1900, using some of the original equipment, including a steam engine which may be the last one in England still doing the daily work for which it was designed. The brewery museum is an insight into the brewing heritage and the history of the brewery building. Our visit to the brewery will include a guided tour of the brewery itself, and a visit to the brewery museum and visitors centre. After this we will ravel north out of the village to enjoy lunch (and more Hook Norton beer) at The Gate Hangs High. The Hook Norton Brewery web site - The Gate Hangs High page - Itinerary 09:00 - Leave IBM Warwick by coach 09:20 - Pick-up at Wellesbourne (other en-route pick-ups a possibility) 10:00 - Arrive at Hook Norton Brewery, enjoy tour & museum 12:20 - Depart Hook Norton Brewery 12:30 - Arrive at The Gate Hangs High, enjoy lunch 15:00 - Depart The Gate Hangs High 16:00 - Arrive back at IBM Warwick Menu Fresh soup of the day Duck liver & brandy pate with melba toast Ogen melon & parma ham Salmon & prawn fish cakes ***** Breast of chicken stuffed with spinach on tomato & watercress sauce Steak & wine pie Whole trout & mozzerella melt Mushroom stroganoff ***** Almond creme brulee Treacle tart Chocolate profiteroles Selection of cheese & biscuits ***** Coffee & mints ***** Two pints beer Two large glasses of house wine Two soft drinks

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