Monthly Beers

September 2017 – Banks’s Blazin’ Fury

Deep copper in colour, this amber beer is brewed at Banks’s brewery in Wolverhampton and has a warming, gentle ginger spice.

October 2017 – Ringwood Wild Boar

One of Ringwood brewery’s first recipes from their archives, Wild Boar is an auburn beer with a warming and rich malt finish.

November 2017 – Shipyard Session IPA

Session IPA is a light golden ale, built with a variety of US hops giving a grapefruit, pine nose and spicy hop finish.

December 2017 – Brakspear Oh Be Joyful

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.

January 2017 – Banks’s Brave Old World

A pale copper beer full of vibrant flavours which showcases the hottest new hop varieties developed in the ancient hop yards of old England.

February 2017 – Brakspear Jerusalem

A traditional English amber ale with a dry biscuit taste complimented by a smooth bitterness, brewed especially to celebrate the rugby.

March 2017 – Jennings Golden Host

Brewed at the Jennings brewery in Cumbria, this is a full flavoured, perfectly deep golden beer with a hint of spice and toffee.

April 2017 – Wainwright Rat Race

An invigorating blonde beer which is light in colour but has a powerful abundance of fruit flavours, crafted by the brewers of Wainwright Golden Beer.

May 2017 – Brakspear Honey Bee

We’re working with the Friends of the Earth’s Great British Bee Count 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.

June 2017 – Brakspear Hooray Henley

Hooray Henley is available in June 2017 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.

July 2017 – Jennings Hop Commotion

A refreshing strawberry blonde beer with a citrus hop explosion to stir your senses, brewed in the Lake District.

August 2017 – Wychwood Hoppleganger

Brewed at the Wychwood brewery in Witney, home to Hobgoblin, this is an easy drinking, golden ale with an aroma of exotic fruits paired with a refreshing citrus hop hit.

Brakspear Brewing

Since 2002, much of the original brewing plant was moved to the Wychwood brewery in Witney, West Oxfordshire (owned by Marstons). Following a major refurbishment of the Wychwood brewery Brakspear Bitter is still handcrafted in the original copper and the famous Henley ‘Double-Drop’ fermentation system.

In May 2013, we re-established our brewing roots in Henley, opening the Bell Street Brewery. We spend our time brewing classic Brakspear ales like Brakspear Special (brewed all year round), Brakspear Mild and Brakspear Old, whilst trying some new beers like Honey Bee, supporting Friends of the Earth and Blooming Marvellous, supporting Henley in Bloom. We encourage people to drink beer to support their local community. Everyone’s a winner!

Cask Choice

The current range of Brakspear Beers includes the famous ‘Double-Dropped’ Brakspear Bitter and Brakspear Oxford Gold blonde beer, as well as a range of seasonal cask ales including old favorites such as Hooray Henley and Oh Be Joyful. In 2016, we’re delighted to announce our new Brakspear Varsity pale ale, which will be available in September.

But we don’t just sell Brakspear beer. We like to promote variation in real ales, therefore we have offer a wide selection of cask ales available all year as well as a great seasonal ale calendar with a plenty of choice for our beer enthusiasts.

Many of our pubs also have their own house ale too. It’s something they’re very proud of, and completely unique to that pub too.