Category: Pub News

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…

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

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

  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 new Brakspear-owned venue will offer…

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…