Category: Pub News

New wine-focused bar and dining offer to open in Henley

New wine-focused bar and dining offer to open in Henley

  Sophie Meldau & Christopher Hof Hof’s offers handcrafted wines and education Hof’s, the newest addition to Henley’s thriving food and drink scene, is set to open its doors on Saturday 13 April on the site of the former Station House pub on Market Place. The brainchild of South African wine guru Christopher Hof, the…

Firefighters welcomed to Saracen’s Head

Firefighters welcomed to Saracen’s Head

Almost a year to the day since they put out a serious fire at the Saracen’s Head, local firefighters were given a warm welcome when they visited the pub recently to enjoy a pre-Christmas beer or two. Landlady Melanie Roberson said, “We were delighted when we found out that some of the firemen drinking with…

Banish the November blues – with some Jazz & Blues!

Banish the November blues – with some Jazz & Blues!

Swing 42 are playing the Three Horseshoes on 9 November November is nobody’s favourite month – dark nights, grey days and still weeks til the start of any festive celebrations. So why not treat yourself to an evening of affordable fun in one of the local Brakspear pubs involved in the Jazz & Blues Festival…

Angel on the Bridge in Top 50 Pubs

Angel on the Bridge in Top 50 Pubs

Brakspear pub The Angel on the Bridge in Henley-on-Thames featured in The Guardian’s list of Top 50 UK pubs published on 27 October. The pub, which is right on the Thames next to Henley’s bridge, was listed in the ‘best pubs with a view’ section. Reviewers wrote “The river is placid, the ducks entertaining, the air…

Roaring trade at the Lion

Roaring trade at the Lion

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear is relaunching its managed pub The Lion at Wendlebury, near Bicester, with the completion of 13 new bedrooms, a refurbishment of the main bar and a new general manager to drive the business forward. Brakspear bought The Lion in November last year, adding it to its growing managed division, which…

Frogmill leaps forward; Brakspear set to reopen Cotswolds pub

Frogmill leaps forward; Brakspear set to reopen Cotswolds pub

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear is set to open the Frogmill near Cheltenham in July, following a major redevelopment that represents the biggest project in the company’s 240-year history. Brakspear purchased the Frogmill, in Shipton Oliffe, near Andoversford, in early 2016, since when it has been closed while plans were developed for the refurbishment now…

Bees helped by Brakspear beer

Bees helped by Brakspear beer

Britain’s under-threat bees are being offered a lifeline by Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear, whose Honey Bee beer, available throughout May, will raise money for Friends of the Earth’s Bee Cause campaign. Honey Bee, a 4.4% honey beer, is back by popular demand for a third year. Every pint sold will raise 10 pence…