About Us

The Hambletonian itself was originally named after a racehorse of the same name, which is now buried in Wynyard, Stockton on Tees. On May 14th, 1794, The Hambletonian won its’ first race in North Yorkshire, at the top of Sutton Bank. Of 19 starts, The Hambletonian won 18 – only losing one as it ran off the course during a race at York.

The current Hambletonian is a popular destination for many, with unique ales and spirits. In addition to beverages, The Hambletonian is gaining popularity for the food available, including Platters and local delicacies such as the good old Chicken Parmesan. Our main aim and focus is to bring something different to Norton – to branch out and get people to try beverages they may have never tried before. We’re big on craft – in fact, we support many local craft breweries to bring their beers to market, ultimately for you to enjoy! Our key emphasis is quality, and this is hopefully apparent in the range of ales we stock, and of course in our food menu as we source as much locally as possible.

In addition to all of that, we’re keen to work with breweries around the world to bring their tipple to you!