Hook Norton is a large village built in the local honey-coloured ironstone. The main road through the village twists and turns and is full of attractive houses and cottages. Like some other nearby villages, the different parts of Hook Norton are known as 'Ends'. Off the main road in the older part of the village there is a maze of interesting narrow lanes.
The village is well known as the home of Hook Norton Brewery. The brewing plant is a traditional Victorian "tower" brewery. Until 2006, the brewing process was powered by steam and the brewery still maintains the tradition of delivering beer in the village by horse drawn dray. The brewery has a visitor centre and is open to the public.
The parish church, St. Peter's, is in the centre of the village. The church is of Norman origin but also has some Early English, Decorated Gothic and Perpendicular Gothic features. Like in several other nearby churches, St. Peter's has a number of medieval wall paintings, including paintings of saints, angels and the Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul.
Hook Norton also has a Georgian Baptist Church which was built in 1781.
Hook Norton is about 4.5 miles north-east of Chipping Norton, about 2 miles to the north of the A361 Banbury to Chipping Norton road.