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Entries open for fourth annual Henley Club to Pub Swim

Entries open for fourth annual Henley Club to Pub Swim

  Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear is supporting its home town’s fourth annual Club to Pub Swim, returning on 22 July.  With more than 450 swimmers already signed up for the 1.5 km evening swim in the Thames, organisers are expecting this year’s event to be close to the maximum capacity of 700. The…

New appointment at Brakspear

New appointment at Brakspear

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear has appointed Gavin Mansfield as a business development manager with responsibility for pubs stretching across its estate from Henley-on-Thames to Dartford. Mansfield has worked in the hospitality sector for almost 20 years, including a six-year stint as an operations manager at McMullens Pubs. He also worked for the Restaurant Group-owned…

Brakspear appoints AA rosette chef to Surrey managed pub

Brakspear appoints AA rosette chef to Surrey managed pub

Brakspear has hired a chef with two AA rosettes and a stint in a Michelin-starred restaurant to become head chef at The Running Horses, its managed pub in Mickleham, Surrey. Adam Turley joins Brakspear from the acclaimed Bull Hotel in Wrotham, Kent. He has worked under Michel Roux Snr and son Alain in the kitchen…

Brakspear bolsters accommodation at managed pubs

Brakspear bolsters accommodation at managed pubs

Brewer and pub operator Brakspear has opened nine new bedrooms at its Chequers managed pub in Marlow, taking to 77 the total number of letting rooms across its managed estate.  The move expands Brakspear’s accommodation offer at a time of growing consumer demand for ‘staycations’. The elegant, high-spec bedrooms offer boutique hotel style accommodation at…

Amble before your ale!  Brakspear launches Pub Trails

Amble before your ale! Brakspear launches Pub Trails

  Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear is encouraging pubgoers to work up a thirst for their beer with the launch of a series of pub trails, starting and ending at one of 10 Brakspear pubs. The Brakspear Pub Trails have been created in partnership with the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE2), an independent environmental…

Shipston pub reaches finals of national competition

Shipston pub reaches finals of national competition

A Shipston-on-Stour pub has been named as the Best Pub in Warwickshire in a national competition that rewards the best pubs in the country. The George Townhouse in Shipston-on-Stour is a County Winner in the National Pub & Bar Awards. The pub, which this week celebrates its first ‘birthday’ after a refurbishment by owners Brakspear,…

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…