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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…

Brakspear Golf Day back for third year on 26 April

Brakspear Golf Day back for third year on 26 April

  Golfers in and around Henley are invited to join the Brakspear Golf Day, which returns for a third year on Friday, 26 April at Henley Golf Club in Harpsden. The tournament is open to teams of four players, from any Brakspear pub. Only a limited number of teams can take part, so interested players…

Ale Trailers brave the cold for Brakspear!

Ale Trailers brave the cold for Brakspear!

Freezing temperatures at the end of January didn’t deter 29 hardy Brakspear fans from attending the annual Ale Trail party, held this year at the Saracens Head. As well as free pints of Brakspear Bitter and Special, the ‘trailers’ enjoyed music from lively duo Fidget, as well as a warm welcome from the pub’s licensees…

New walking tour to highlight Henley’s brewing heritage

New walking tour to highlight Henley’s brewing heritage

A new walking tour of Henley launches later this month, highlighting the town’s rich brewing heritage. The 75-minute tour, led by a Blue Badge guide, takes walkers to key brewing sites and iconic pubs and is supported by local brewer and pub operator Brakspear. The Henley Brewing Heritage Tour will run on the last Sunday…

Brakspear brings Christmas cheer to local residents

Brakspear brings Christmas cheer to local residents

    Brakspear helped to make Christmas Day special for a group of elderly residents in and around Henley, who enjoyed a festive lunch on the day organised by local group Community Spirit. Brakspear donated beer, wine and soft drinks for the lunch, held at Christ Church Centre and attended by more than 75 guests…

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…

Brakspear adopts Mind as chosen charity

Brakspear adopts Mind as chosen charity

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear is supporting Mind, the leading mental health charity, for the next 12 months, with fundraising already underway in a number of their 130 pubs. Brakspear is aiming to raise £60,000 for Mind over the year as pubs and head office teams get behind the charity with a raft of fundraising…