Category: Pub News

Popular pub set to re-open

Popular pub set to re-open

The Little Angel in Henley-on-Thames is set to re-open on Friday 4th September under new management. David Thompson is taking on this historic pub following on from his success at the Belgian Arms in Holyport, which he’s been running for three years. David said “We can’t wait to open the doors and get the Little…

Landlord returns to popular pub

Landlord returns to popular pub

The Crown in Playhatch is welcoming back former landlord Ted Docherty just over a year after he left. Ted ran the Crown for just over ten years before deciding to focus solely on the White Hart in Nettlebed (also a Brakspear pub), which he’s ran since 2010. The Crown is due to re-open its doors…

White Hart supports community in crisis

White Hart supports community in crisis

The White Hart in Nettlebed near Henley is offering a range of grocery items for collection from the pub.  All transactions are done online to avoid close contact, and the village has created a rota to ensure that those able to collect are also doing so for more vulnerable people who have been advised not…

Brakspear purchases new pub in Cotswolds

Brakspear purchases new pub in Cotswolds

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear has purchased the Egypt Mill in Nailsworth, near Stroud. The historic pub offers dining, accommodation and a thriving wedding and functions business. A converted mill, the site dates back to the 16th century, and the restaurant overlooks the river running through the grounds. Each of the 32 bedrooms has been…

Rooms at the top! Brakspear wins national award for accommodation

Rooms at the top! Brakspear wins national award for accommodation

  Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear has been named Best Accommodation Operator in the country after scooping the title at the Publican Awards 2020. The trophy was presented by comedian Rob Beckett at an awards ceremony in London. The Publican Awards, run by leading pub magazine The Morning Advertiser, are open to pubs across…

Local licensees celebrate 30 years with Brakspear

Local licensees celebrate 30 years with Brakspear

  The landlord and landlady at a local pub are celebrating 30 years of working with Henley pub operator and brewer Brakspear.  Graham ‘Curly’ Chandler and wife Jean at the Rainbow in Middle Assendon will hit the impressive service milestone on 30 January. The Chandlers started their hospitality career in January 1990 at the Coach…

Brakspear reaches finals of national competition

Brakspear reaches finals of national competition

Henley-based brewer and pub operator Brakspear has reached the finals of the Publican Awards 2020, a national competition that rewards the best operators in the UK pub industry. The company is through to the finals for Best Accommodation Operator, winners of which will be announced in March. The Publican Awards, run by leading pub magazine…