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Brakspear reports results for 2017

Brakspear reports results for 2017

J T Davies & Sons, the parent company for Henley-based pub operator and brewer Brakspear, increased its turnover during the year ending 31 December 2017 by 11%, of £28.3m which generated EBITDA of £7.7m, down 7% on the prior year. Sales growth came from the 12-strong managed house division and amounted to £3.0m, giving an…

Cooling off on Club to Pub Swim

Cooling off on Club to Pub Swim

  The starting line at Henley Rowing Club (image: Henley Herald) The annual Henley Club to Pub Swim took place in July with a record field of 625 swimmers who completed the 1.5km course on one of the hottest days of the year. Now in its fifth year, the Club to Pub Swim is firmly…

Club to Pub Swim returns for fifth year

Club to Pub Swim returns for fifth year

The annual Henley Club to Pub Swim is returning for a fifth year on Saturday 21 July, with support from local brewer and pub operator Brakspear, who are once again encouraging swimmers to cross the finish line with the promise of a commemorative beer, Two Bells, and a post-swim barbecue at the end point, the…

Roaring trade at the Lion

Roaring trade at the Lion

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear is relaunching its managed pub The Lion at Wendlebury, near Bicester, with the completion of 13 new bedrooms, a refurbishment of the main bar and a new general manager to drive the business forward. Brakspear bought The Lion in November last year, adding it to its growing managed division, which…

Saracen’s Head triumphs at Brakspear Golf Day

Saracen’s Head triumphs at Brakspear Golf Day

A team from the Saracen’s Head in Henley teed their way to victory in the annual Brakspear Golf Day, held on 27 April at Henley Golf Club. Fifteen teams took part in the tournament, which returned for a second year by popular demand.  The event was hailed a success by all 60 golfers, and by…

Frogmill leaps forward; Brakspear set to reopen Cotswolds pub

Frogmill leaps forward; Brakspear set to reopen Cotswolds pub

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear is set to open the Frogmill near Cheltenham in July, following a major redevelopment that represents the biggest project in the company’s 240-year history. Brakspear purchased the Frogmill, in Shipton Oliffe, near Andoversford, in early 2016, since when it has been closed while plans were developed for the refurbishment now…

Bees helped by Brakspear beer

Bees helped by Brakspear beer

Britain’s under-threat bees are being offered a lifeline by Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear, whose Honey Bee beer, available throughout May, will raise money for Friends of the Earth’s Bee Cause campaign. Honey Bee, a 4.4% honey beer, is back by popular demand for a third year. Every pint sold will raise 10 pence…