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With over 130 Brakspear pubs to choose from, stretching from the Cotswolds to Brighton, stop for a drink, something to eat or even stay for the night in some pubs. They're all different, with plenty of character, so you're sure to find the right pub to suit you.

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December 2018 – Brakspear Oh Be Joyful
4.4%

Enjoy Brakspear's Oh Be Joyful in December 2017. Guaranteed to get you feeling festive, or at least make you feel better after the Christmas shopping, this rich fruity spiced ale is dark and complex with a warming finish.

May 2018 – Brakspear Honey Bee
4.4%

Making a welcome return for 2018, we’re working with the Friends of the Earth’s Great British Bee Count again and donating 10p to their Bee Cause for every pint sold. This light, golden beer has delicately subtle honey notes and a bracing delivery of hops.

July 2018 – Brakspear Hooray Henley
4.2%

Hooray Henley is available in July 2018 to celebrate Henley Royal Regatta. Celebrating all that is good about Henley on Thames, a fine way to toast the famous Regatta too. This gloriously zesty blonde beer releases tangy citrus and grapefruit overtones. Light straw in colour with a vibrant citrus hop aroma.

December 2018 – Brakspear Oh Be Joyful
4.4%

Enjoy Brakspear's Oh Be Joyful in December 2017. Guaranteed to get you feeling festive, or at least make you feel better after the Christmas shopping, this rich fruity spiced ale is dark and complex with a warming finish.

Brakspear Bitter
3.4%

Brewed in Oxfordshire, using the famous Henley ‘ double-drop ’ fermentation system in Victorian copper fermentation vessels from the orignal Henley brewery. This amber ale has a crystal malt and a well hopped bitterness in taste, which transforms into a bitter-sweet and fruity finish with a good fruit, hop and malt nose. A superb session beer which is ideal with foods such as fine English cheeses, Ploughman's, and fish and chips.

Brakspear Oxford Gold
4.0%

Oxford Gold has a citrusy flavour with a fresh and zesty fruity finish. This pale ale has a gold, glittery glisten with crystal malts to enhance the body of the beer. The fresh aroma is contributed by a selective blend of Fuggles, Goldings and Styrian hops. Oxford Gold is the perfect accompaniment for fish, chicken and salad dishes.

Brakspear Special
4.3%

Brakspear Special is available from the Bell Street Brewery all year round. Up to four barrels a week will be brewed, which equates to over 1,100 pints. This beer has been brewed by Brakspear for over 40 years, and we're following the original recipe. A truly classic English beer that’s golden red in colour with a well balanced aroma and a hint of sweetness. Full bodied, the initial sweetness gives way to a dry hop bitterness.

Henley Pale Ale
3.9%

In May and June 2017, the Bell St Brewery is launching its first pale ale. Henley Pale Ale is an easy drinking, 3.9% ABV ale which is light in colour and has an array of flavours. Brewed using an original recipe with Brambling Cross and Goldings Hops, Henley Pale Ale is the perfect ale to be enjoyed in the sunshine.

Brakspear Mild
3.0%

That’s right, Brakspear Mild is being brewed back in Henley again! Availble from the Bell St Brewery, this dark brown ale has a reddy tinge and malty chocolate taste with a hint of caramel from using three different coloured malts; Crystal, Amber and Chocolate. Mild is a 3% ABV ale which is brewed using Minstrel hops for a delicate bitterness.

Brakspear Mild is available February & March 2016 from the Bell St Brewery.

Brakspear Old Ale
4.3%

Brakspear Old is back being brewed in Henley again! After being asked by a CAMRA member at the Great British Beer Festival in August 2014, would we ever brew Brakspear old again, we though why the heck not. It's a 4.3% ABV ale brewed with pale Maris Otter, Crystal and Black malts and Fuggles, Pilgrim and Styrian Goldings hops. It is amber brown in colour and has a rich, caramel taste. Ok, it's no secret, it's Brakspear Special with caramel in it, and it's darn tasty.

Very Merry
6.0%

A limited edition Christmas ale brewed exclusively for Brakspear pubs over the festive period. This full bodied bitter has a 6% ABV and accompanies this time of year perfectly with its full and rich flavour.

Two Bells
3.7%

This special commemorative beer celebrates Henley's ‘Club to Pub’ swim, taking place on Saturday 21st July 2018. The 1.5km open water swim starts at Henley Rowing Club, going upstream towards the top of the islands, before heading back down to the finish at the Angel on the Bridge. Two Bells is a refreshing and moreish golden pale ale with citrus notes. To enter the swim go to www.henleyswim.com

May 2018 – Brakspear Honey Bee
4.4%

Making a welcome return for 2018, we’re working with the Friends of the Earth’s Great British Bee Count again and donating 10p to their Bee Cause for every pint sold. This light, golden beer has delicately subtle honey notes and a bracing delivery of hops.

July 2018 – Brakspear Hooray Henley
4.0%

Hooray Henley is available in July 2018 to celebrate Henley Royal Regatta. Celebrating all that is good about Henley on Thames, a fine way to toast the famous Regatta too. This gloriously zesty blonde beer releases tangy citrus and grapefruit overtones. Light straw in colour with a vibrant citrus hop aroma.

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