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(l-r): Vicky Manning, finance manager at Brakspear; Simon Stanbrook, general manager at The Frogmill; Jaci Fletcher, Honeycomb Houses marketing manager; Sophie Johnson, senior operations manager at Honeycomb Houses and Jordon Holtom, chef at Honeycomb Houses
24 Jun 2022

The Frogmill near Cheltenham named UK’s best pub

Cotswolds pub The Frogmill, part of Brakspear’s Honeycomb Houses managed estate, has scooped the top title in the National Pub & Bar awards 2022…

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17 Jun 2022

Walk this way – with the new Brakspear app!

We’ve launched a new app that’s perfect for those who like to really earn their pint, or wish to walk off a delicious meal. With GPS routi…

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27 May 2022

Charity begins… at the pub!

Brakspear are delighted to announce we’re setting up our very own charity. It’s something we’ve been working on for a while and we’ll have two…

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13 Apr 2022

A beer creating a Royal buzz

No royal event can take place with a commemorative beer being brewed in its honour and the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee is no exception. Braksp…

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12 Apr 2022

Three pubs win best in their counties

Three Brakspear pubs are celebrating ahead of the bank holiday weekend, after being named the best in their respective counties from the 2022 National…

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02 Feb 2022

Brakspear Acquires New Site For Honeycomb Houses

Pub operator Brakspear is adding to its newly-rebranded managed division, Honeycomb Houses, with the purchase of Ghyll Manor, a historic hotel with a …

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03 Nov 2021

Re-brand and expand: Brakspear launches Honeycomb Houses

  Pub operator and brewer Brakspear is launching a new identity for its nine-strong managed estate, now renamed Honeycomb Houses, while also plan…

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20 Oct 2021

Find out where to watch the Autumn Internationals Rugby

Calling all rugby fans, here are the Brakspear pubs showing the Autumn Internationals rugby on Amazon Prime: Oxfordshire Anchor, 58 Friday Street, Hen…

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08 Oct 2021

Brakspear reports results for 2020

J T Davies & Sons, the parent company for Henley-based pub operator Brakspear, has felt the impact of the Covid restrictions and pandemic with tur…

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10 Aug 2021

We can all be happier now the Henley Ale Trail returns!

From Tuesday 17th August, the world-famous Henley Ale Trail is back with a brand new t-shirt. As enjoyed by Ed Sheeran and his pals back in June 2019,…

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19 May 2021

Books & beer!

Oxfordshire publican Dan Redfern is opening a library and IT hub at his pub The Cherry Tree Inn in Stoke Row to help support local residents as the co…

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07 Apr 2021

We’re recruiting – join our finance team!

If you’re looking for your first step on the career ladder to a job in finance then we have the perfect job for you! Role: Level 2 Accounts/Fina…

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31 Mar 2021


From Monday 12th April, pubs can re-open their gardens and outdoor space. Many Brakspear pubs are counting down the days to welcome customers back in …

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23 Sep 2020

Brakspear Reports Results for 2019

J T Davies & Sons, the parent company for Henley-based pub operator and brewer Brakspear, increased its turnover during the year ending 29 Decembe…

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21 Aug 2020

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…

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07 Jul 2020

Mostly Open For Business

As we’re sure you know, pubs could open from the 4th July 2020 after a forced closure due to Covid-19. Many of our pubs are now open but we reco…

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31 Mar 2020

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 …

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23 Mar 2020

Brakspear presents final cheque to Mind

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear has presented a cheque for £31,296 to Mind, the leading mental health charity, after a year-long fundraising drive …

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13 Mar 2020

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 thrivin…

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09 Mar 2020

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 Awa…

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