Category: Events

The Grounded History of Brakspear Gravity

The Grounded History of Brakspear Gravity

It was May 2019 that it got its new name as Brakspear Gravity, as a nod to the brewing technique used to make this fine ale. It took a long time to decide on this name as we wanted to make sure we chose a name that would be around for many, many years to…

Pooch Paw-secco sees Leicester Arms shortlisted for award

Pooch Paw-secco sees Leicester Arms shortlisted for award

The Leicester Arms in Penhurst, Kent, has made it to the final of the Great British Pub Awards, in the best dog friendly pub category. The ‘Pub Oscar’ awards, organised by the Morning Advertiser, received hundreds of nominations this year, making whittling down the contenders extremely challenging. Six finalists have emerged in 18 different categories,…

Arriving by Horse? Neigh Problem!

Arriving by Horse? Neigh Problem!

With the rising visibility of environmental issues and the hassle of appointing a designated driver, many pub goers are getting creative with how to reach their local watering hole. Pub operator, Brakspear, is making it easy for equestrian enthusiasts to arrive at their pubs via horseback by highlighting which of their venues are horse friendly…

PUB WALKS YOU CAN PRINT

PUB WALKS YOU CAN PRINT

For those who don’t have a Smartphone and still want to enjoy our circular pub walks, we have 30 leaflets you can download to enjoy walks from those pubs. As we have so many pubs close to each other in Henley, choose your favourite Henley pub and choose one of the three walks to suit….

The Frogmill near Cheltenham named UK’s best pub

The Frogmill near Cheltenham named UK’s best pub

Cotswolds pub The Frogmill, part of Brakspear’s Honeycomb Houses managed estate, has scooped the top title in the National Pub & Bar awards 2022. The pub, set in extensive grounds in the village of Shipton Oliffe outside Cheltenham, dates back to the 16th century. It has a traditional bar, restaurant, boutique bedrooms and wedding/function spaces….

Walk this way – with the new Brakspear app!

Walk this way – with the new Brakspear app!

We’ve launched a new app that’s perfect for those who like to really earn their pint, or wish to walk off a delicious meal. With GPS routing for over 200 circular walks from over 70 pubs across the south of England, guests won’t have to go far to find a meal and a meander near…

Charity begins… at the pub!

Charity begins… at the pub!

Brakspear are delighted to announce we’re setting up our very own charity. It’s something we’ve been working on for a while and we’ll have two main areas of focus: Advance and support the conservation and population of Britain’s bees Improve the health of those patrons who frequent and enjoy our pubs, the local communities surrounding…

A beer creating a Royal buzz

A beer creating a Royal buzz

No royal event can take place with a commemorative beer being brewed in its honour and the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee is no exception. Brakspear are brewing Queen Bee ale to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II. 10p from every pint sold will go towards supporting Britain’s bee population too as a nod…

Three pubs win best in their counties

Three pubs win best in their counties

Three Brakspear pubs are celebrating ahead of the bank holiday weekend, after being named the best in their respective counties from the 2022 National Pub & Bar awards. The Joker in Brighton won best pub in East Sussex, the George Townhouse won in Warwickshire and the Frogmill picked up the award for Gloucestershire. The National…

Brakspear Acquires New Site For Honeycomb Houses

Brakspear Acquires New Site For Honeycomb Houses

Pub operator Brakspear is adding to its newly-rebranded managed division, Honeycomb Houses, with the purchase of Ghyll Manor, a historic hotel with a wedding and functions business near Horsham, West Sussex. The acquisition takes Honeycomb Houses up to 10 pubs and stretches the estate’s reach beyond its Cotswolds and Oxfordshire heartland. Ghyll Manor is located…

Re-brand and expand: Brakspear launches Honeycomb Houses

Re-brand and expand: Brakspear launches Honeycomb Houses

  Pub operator and brewer Brakspear is launching a new identity for its nine-strong managed estate, now renamed Honeycomb Houses, while also planning to expand the division through acquisitions. Underpinning the Honeycomb Houses branding is a new ethos, ‘Our House, Your Home’, which informs every aspect of the pubs’ operation and will be brought to…

Find out where to watch the Autumn Internationals Rugby

Find out where to watch the Autumn Internationals Rugby

Calling all rugby fans, here are the Brakspear pubs showing the Autumn Internationals rugby on Amazon Prime: Oxfordshire Anchor, 58 Friday Street, Henley on Thames, Oxon RG9 1AH Catherine Wheel, Station Road, Goring on Thames, Berks RG8 9HB Cherry Tree, Stoke Row, Henley on Thames, Oxon RG9 5QA Cross Keys, 48 High Street, Wallingford, Oxon…

Brakspear reports results for 2020

Brakspear reports results for 2020

J T Davies & Sons, the parent company for Henley-based pub operator Brakspear, has felt the impact of the Covid restrictions and pandemic with turnover reported as £19.4m for the year ending 27 December 2020, a decrease of 45% compared to 2019. All 125 pubs, restaurants and inns were forced to close three times during…

We can all be happier now the Henley Ale Trail returns!

We can all be happier now the Henley Ale Trail returns!

From Tuesday 17th August, the world-famous Henley Ale Trail is back with a brand new t-shirt. As enjoyed by Ed Sheeran and his pals back in June 2019, we’re delighted it’s back up and running again after a 16 month break. Maps will be available from Monday 16th August from any one of the 10…

Books & beer!

Books & beer!

Oxfordshire publican Dan Redfern is opening a library and IT hub at his pub The Cherry Tree Inn in Stoke Row to help support local residents as the country moves out of lockdown. Dan Redfern, who runs the Brakspear pub with his partner Natalie Redfern, decided to transform a small room into the library, with…

We’re recruiting – join our finance team!

We’re recruiting – join our finance team!

If you’re looking for your first step on the career ladder to a job in finance then we have the perfect job for you! Role: Level 2 Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Location: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire Salary:  £15,000 p.a. Working hours: 37.5 hours per week incorporating Apprenticeship study time Overview At Brakspear, the oldest family-run company in Oxfordshire,…

PUBS EAGERLY AWAIT LOCKDOWN EASING

PUBS EAGERLY AWAIT LOCKDOWN EASING

From Monday 12th April, pubs can re-open their gardens and outdoor space. Many Brakspear pubs are counting down the days to welcome customers back in again and so here’s your handy guide to which pubs are taking table bookings, have outdoor heaters and even those who will welcome the dog you got during Lockdown too….

Mostly Open For Business

Mostly Open For Business

As we’re sure you know, pubs could open from the 4th July 2020 after a forced closure due to Covid-19. Many of our pubs are now open but we recommend you check the pub’s website or social media accounts to check the details as there may be reduced opening hours. Things are subject to change…

Entries open for the Brakspear Golf Day!

Entries open for the Brakspear Golf Day!

Golfers in and around Henley are invited to join the Brakspear Golf Day, which returns for a fourth year on Friday, 15 May, and for the first time it’s being held at Badgemore Park Golf Club in Henley on Thames. The tournament is open to teams of four players, from any Brakspear pub. Only a…

Brakspear haunted pub tour supports Mind

Brakspear haunted pub tour supports Mind

Brakspear haunted pub tour supports Mind   Brakspear’s annual Halloween tour of some of its haunted pubs in Henley sold out in record time this year and raised £260 for mental health charity Mind. The tour took place on Halloween night, with local clairvoyants David Eggleton and Jennifer leading the group of ghost-curious customers round…