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Entries open for fourth annual Henley Club to Pub Swim

Entries open for fourth annual Henley Club to Pub Swim

  Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear is supporting its home town’s fourth annual Club to Pub Swim, returning on 22 July.  With more than 450 swimmers already signed up for the 1.5 km evening swim in the Thames, organisers are expecting this year’s event to be close to the maximum capacity of 700. The…

Silver celebrations at Flower Pot

Silver celebrations at Flower Pot

Pat Thatcher and Tony Read, licensees at the Flower Pot in Aston, were recently presented with a special ‘Silver Celebration’ pump clip and a barrel of Brakspear Bitter to mark their 25 years at the popular pub. Enjoying the beer at a special party for regulars and friends, Pat and Tony recalled the highlights of…

Sign up to tee off

Sign up to tee off

Golf lovers in and around Henley are being invited to take part in the new Brakspear Golf Day, taking place on Friday 7 April at Henley Golf Club at Harpsden, which is widely regarded as one of the finest courses in the region. To take part, golfers will need to sign up in a Brakspear…

Brakspear reaches finals of pub competition

Brakspear reaches finals of pub competition

Henley-based Brakspear has been shortlisted for two titles in the Publican Awards 2017, a national competition that rewards the best operators in the UK pub industry. The company is through to the finals for Best Accommodation Operator and Best New Pub or Bar, winners of which will be announced in March. The Publican Awards are…

From Chelsea to Hailey

From Chelsea to Hailey

Andre McCowan and wife Pey took on the King William IV in November.  It’s a big change for Andre, who was executive chef at Chelsea FC for nine-and-a-half years, with responsibility for food service for the players, on-site hotel and owner’s box.  He says, “Pey and I had talked about running a pub years ago,…

Third Club to Pub Swim voted ‘best ever’

Third Club to Pub Swim voted ‘best ever’

Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear once again supported the town’s Club to Pub Swim, which took place for the third year at the end of July, in near-perfect conditions for the 500-plus contestants.  With temperatures of 30 o on land and 21o  in the Thames, and the sun still shining as the race ended…

Boater hats and a river swim celebrate summer in Henley

Boater hats and a river swim celebrate summer in Henley

Swimmers near the Angel on the Bridge, finishing point for the Henley Club to Pub Swim  Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear is celebrating summertime in the town with the return of two popular initiatives inspired by its riverside location: the Brakspear boater hat and the annual Club to Pub Swim. The Brakspear boater a…