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Ed Sheeran Hits The Brakspear Henley Ale Trail

Ed Sheeran Hits The Brakspear Henley Ale Trail

Pop star Ed Sheeran has added another prestigious award to his collection of gold discs, Grammys and BRITs, after completing the Brakspear Henley Ale Trail. The acclaimed songwriter and a group of friends stopped off for a pint at the Saracen’s Head pub on Greys Road as part of the trail, which involves a visit…

New design for iconic Brakspear beers

New design for iconic Brakspear beers

A much-loved Henley icon gets a new look today (5th June) with the relaunch of Brakspear Bitter and Oxford Gold in all Brakspear pubs selling the popular beers. Brakspear Bitter is renamed Brakspear Gravity, in a reference to the ‘double dropping’ system used to brew the ale, when it flows under gravity from its initial…

Brakspear adds ‘iconic Oxfordshire pub’ to managed estate

Brakspear adds ‘iconic Oxfordshire pub’ to managed estate

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear has purchased the Nag’s Head in Abingdon, as the 14th pub in its expanding managed estate. The Nag’s Head is a historic riverside pub in the town centre with a reputation for excellent food and drink. The Nag’s Head sits halfway across Abingdon Bridge on its own island, with extensive…

‘Battle of the Wellingtons’ at Brakspear Golf Day

‘Battle of the Wellingtons’ at Brakspear Golf Day

The recent Brakspear Golf Day saw two ‘Wellingtons’ battle for top place, with the team from the Wellington Arms in Sandhurst narrowly beating the Duke of Wellington, Twyford on a tie breaker. Both teams scored 93, but the Wellington Arms won on countback,  achieving a better score – by just one point – on the last…

Brakspear Golf Day back for third year on 26 April

Brakspear Golf Day back for third year on 26 April

  Golfers in and around Henley are invited to join the Brakspear Golf Day, which returns for a third year on Friday, 26 April at Henley Golf Club in Harpsden. The tournament is open to teams of four players, from any Brakspear pub. Only a limited number of teams can take part, so interested players…

Ale Trailers brave the cold for Brakspear!

Ale Trailers brave the cold for Brakspear!

Freezing temperatures at the end of January didn’t deter 29 hardy Brakspear fans from attending the annual Ale Trail party, held this year at the Saracens Head. As well as free pints of Brakspear Bitter and Special, the ‘trailers’ enjoyed music from lively duo Fidget, as well as a warm welcome from the pub’s licensees…

New walking tour to highlight Henley’s brewing heritage

New walking tour to highlight Henley’s brewing heritage

A new walking tour of Henley launches later this month, highlighting the town’s rich brewing heritage. The 75-minute tour, led by a Blue Badge guide, takes walkers to key brewing sites and iconic pubs and is supported by local brewer and pub operator Brakspear. The Henley Brewing Heritage Tour will run on the last Sunday…