Category: Sue Ryder 2016

Fishy business at Angel on the Bridge

Fishy business at Angel on the Bridge

There’s something fishy going on at the Angel on the Bridge in Henley – but it’s all in the very good cause of raising money for Sue Ryder. The Brakspear pub has placed a jar of fish-shaped sweets on the bar and is challenging customers to estimate the number, at £1 per guess.  Proceeds from…

Brakspear chief pulls pints for charity

Brakspear chief pulls pints for charity

Brakspear chief executive Tom Davies went back to his bartending roots recently, putting in a shift at the Little Angel in Henley-on-Thames to raise money for Sue Ryder, the charity which Brakspear supported for 15 months until earlier this year. Davies donated £1 for every pint he poured during his two-hour stint at the Remenham…

Brakspear smashes £50,000 fundraising target for Sue Ryder

Brakspear smashes £50,000 fundraising target for Sue Ryder

Henley pub operator and brewer Brakspear has raised £50,983 for the Sue Ryder charity thanks to enthusiastic and determined fundraising by its pub and head office teams. The charity partnership, which started in November 2015, has now come to an end, with Brakspear presenting a final cheque  to Sue Ryder at their Nettlebed Hospice, close…

Behind the bar for Sue Ryder

Behind the bar for Sue Ryder

A handful of brave souls from the Brakspear head office agreed to be auctioned off to our tenants at the Brakspear Awards Evening to raise money for Sue Ryder, and a few have now completed their shift. BDM Garry Hughes worked a Friday evening in early December at the Dolphin in Eastbourne. The weekend, known…

Things that go bump in Henley pubs

Things that go bump in Henley pubs

  Brakspear is marking Halloween with a special ‘Ghost Hunt’ around three of its pubs in Henley. The tour, on 31 October, promises to unveil the inns’ haunted histories, guided by local clairvoyant and Henley town councillor David Eggleton from Henley Ghost Tours. The tour takes place in three Brakspear pubs with a spooky story:…

Bank Holiday beer fest raises £1,800 for Sue Ryder

Bank Holiday beer fest raises £1,800 for Sue Ryder

  A Bank Holiday Beer Festival at the Horns at Crazies Hill raised £1,800 for Sue Ryder. The festival, called ‘Hornfest’, was the first organised by tenants Adam & Sandra Purdy, who took over the Brakspear pub in July last year.  The event attracted more than 200 people over the Sunday and Monday of the…

Brakspear nominated for Pride of Reading Award

Brakspear nominated for Pride of Reading Award

Brakspear has been nominated by a Pride of Reading Award for its fundraising for Sue Ryder.  The Awards are run annually by the http://www.getreading.co.uk/ website. Ben Bar-Lev from the charity put the Brakspear’s name forward for the Fundraiser of the Year award. He said: ““Pubs across Reading, Oxon and Bucks have come together to meet the fundraising…