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Welcome to Little Ox Brewery

Little Ox is bedded down in the Oxfordshire village of Freeland and uses a 10 barrel brewing system which has been lovingly brought back to life from its previous owner in Northumberland.

The venture is the dream of Head Brewer Ian Hemingway who has a history of home brewing spanning over thirty years. Inspired by the availability of new hop varieties and affordable equipment he decided to join the growing number of enthusiasts turning their passion into a commercial operation. Ian hopes a background in science teamed with other skills picked up from jobs in plumbing and marketing will transfer well to the brewing industry.

Small beer bottleOur Shop

We are open for business and look forward to taking your orders!

New to Little Ox Brewery?

Why not order our 3 bottle gift pack and we will send you a seasonal tipple or for the Craft beer aficionados why not treat yourself to a selection of 12 bottles.

Having a get-together?

We have 12 and 24 beer bottle packs and 10 and 20 litre polypins.


We offer a flat rate shipping cost for everything other than the polypins. For those we require 24 hours to prepare them for you and you must come to our brewery to collect them. We would love to see you and to show you around!

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Latest news from Little Ox

On tap

May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Welcome to Little Ox Brewery! Our opening line up includes three beers, all very different [...]

Bottling machine has arrived!

May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Bottling line arrived The arrival of a lorry load of brewing equipment will transform the [...]

New beer is launched

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Our exciting new beer has arrived Goldilox is a very pale golden session ale, made [...]

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Little Ox Brewery

4 hours 34 minutes ago

Homebrew Competition (Sorry for our tardiness)

Firstly, thank you to all entrants for their hard work and effort to get the beers made and to us, we have enjoyed tasting and judging them.

Beers were judged on smell, appearance, taste, after taste and drinkability - due to the wide-ranging amount of styles in the competition we have not taken into account how accurate to style the beers were.

Honourable mentions go to RAD smoked saison - a good example of a saison and brave to use smoked malt. Golden Road Rye IPA, Red Eye Rye IPA, Red Abscision Rye IPA, were all decent beers (Rye IPAs seemed to be the most prevalent style in the competition. Dank Dragon American IPA, Charlie Abbots Golden Ale and Jason Jones’ Foreign Extra Stout were well-made beers and on point for their style. Keep up the good work guys.

The winner after careful deliberation is...........RAD’s NEIPA which displayed all the attributes of the style and tastes good too!