Category: Pub News

Hail the Ale!

Hail the Ale!

Congratulations to the Butcher’s Arms at Sonning Common, named as Pub of the Season for spring this year by CAMRA South Oxfordshire. Tenant Rob Blues said: “We weren’t expecting to win this title so it was a lovely surprise!  We take our cask ale seriously here, making sure that every pint we serve is in…

Brighton pubs scoop awards

Brighton pubs scoop awards

Two Brakspear pubs in Brighton took honours in this year’s Brighton Restaurant Awards, which were based on votes cast by 30,000 local people. The Pub of the Year accolade went to the Robin Hood. The Awards organisers said: “Chris and Anna have been familiar faces behind the pumps for more than 10 years. While society…

Milestone birthday at Hollybush

Milestone birthday at Hollybush

When Hollybush regular John Tingey reached his 90th birthday, the celebrations took place at the pub – naturally!  A BBQ and buffet lunch for 60 guests was followed by a special cake, baked by one of John’s granddaughters, in the shape of the pub with a figure of John – well-known locally for his Trilby…

A jewel of a beer! Brakspear brews Rhuby for EAT Food Fest

A jewel of a beer! Brakspear brews Rhuby for EAT Food Fest

Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear has launched Rhuby, a rhubarb ale, brewed specially for the town’s new EAT Food Fest event that runs until 29 June. Brewed at Brakspear’s Bell Street microbrewery, Rhuby is a 4.2% ABV golden ale brewed with locally grown rhubarb. The result is a refreshing, pale gold beer with a…

The Tilbury reaches finals of top pub competition

The Tilbury reaches finals of top pub competition

The landlords of a local pub have reached the finals of the industry’s most prestigious competition. The Tilbury in Datchworth, near Knebworth, run by James and Tom Bainbridge, is one of just six pubs from across the country shortlisted for the BII (British Institute of Innkeeping) Licensee of the Year Awards, with the overall winner…

Perfect score for two pubs near Henley

Perfect score for two pubs near Henley

The Rising Sun on Witheridge Hill and the Catherine Wheel in Goring have both scored full marks in a mystery customer visit. They were the only Brakspear pubs to achieve 100% in the latest round of visits and join a select group of just 16 pubs ever to get a perfect score in the eight…

Knock your socks off!  Free footwear with pints of Brakspear ale

Knock your socks off! Free footwear with pints of Brakspear ale

Selected Brakspear pubs in and around Henley are offering their loyal customers a new, limited-edition gift over the coming months. Anyone buying eight pints of any Brakspear ale, such as Brakspear Bitter or Oxford Gold, will be able to claim a free pair of smart striped socks, embellished with the iconic Brakspear bee. To receive…