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11 Jun 2024

Barleycorn Inn stages stunning D-Day 80 commemoration

The Barleycorn in Collingbourne Kingston staged a three-day commemoration which has so far raised £12,192 for charity, including a £2,000 donation f…

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The Leicester Arms, Penshurst. Image: Little & Large Pub Company
05 Mar 2024

Brakspear reopens second pub with award-winning operator Little & Large

The Leicester Arms in Penshurst, Kent, has reopened following a £1.2 refurbishment by owners Brakspear in partnership with the Little & Large Pub…

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26 Feb 2024

Chris Keating joins Brakspear as marketing manager

Brakspear has appointed Chris Keating as marketing manager for its leased and tenanted pubs. Chris joins with a wealth of pub sector experience gained…

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29 Jan 2024

Brakspear expands into Hampshire with acquisitions

Brakspear is expanding its leased and tenanted estate into Hampshire with the purchase of two pubs in the county from New Dawn Pubs. The Rose & Cr…

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2) The Nag’s Head team next to the newly-installed defibrillator (clockwise from top right): general manager Anna Kowalska, Billie Epps, deputy manager Robin Brooks, Jessica Atkinson, Michelle Gar Ye Mann and Matt Middlemas
24 Jan 2024

Brakspear’s Giving Back kicks off support for 2024 pub fundraising

Pubs in Henley-on-Thames and Abingdon have become the first to benefit from the Brakspear’s Giving Back charity scheme, with their fundraising boost…

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04 Dec 2023

Senior team changes at Brakspear

Pub operator Brakspear has made changes to its senior management team with promotions for two of its top executives. Property manager Tony Lewis is pr…

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03 Oct 2023

It’s A Brakspear Family Affair

Brakspear Annual Party & Awards   Brakspear Pubs celebrated its annual party with its tenanted and leased pub landlords last week and added a…

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28 Jun 2023

Pub in Surrey Hills named best in the UK

A 16th century pub sat at the foot of the Surrey Hills has been named as the best in the UK, after it won the top title at the 2023 National Pub &…

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19 Jun 2023

Hooray Henley & Hundred Hills

A pint & a glass of fizz please   Is it even Henley Royal Regatta without a pint of Brakspear? The answer to that is no, so back by popular d…

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05 Jun 2023

Roll out the barrel at The Anchor

Brakspear welcome new ‘Brewer’   The Anchor, a locals favourite in Friday Street, Henley-on-Thames welcomes new tenants Wes Brewer, p…

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20 Apr 2023

Brakspear Raises the Royal Standard

A golden pale ale fit for a King   If you’re looking for a way to toast the new monarch, look no further than Brakspear’s Royal Stand…

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28 Mar 2023

On Yer Bike with Brakspear

Brakspear Pubs release Midsomer Cycle Challenge   A brilliant new challenge, the Brakspear Midsomer Cycle has been added to Brakspear’s popular…

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22 Mar 2023

Birth of a ‘new’ pub – Local midwives set to deliver at refurbished Jolly Millers

The Jolly Millers in Bexleyheath has been totally refurbished to provide a bright and airy destination for locals and families. The transition, which …

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09 Feb 2023

Landlord celebrates 30 years with Brakspear

Jeremy Buckler Weighs Anchor at Henley Pub   Jeremy Buckler, loyal landlord of three Henley Brakspear pubs, has been pulling thousands of pints f…

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01 Feb 2023

It’s all ‘App’ening with the Henley Ale Trail

New for 2023, the challenge to visit all 10 Brakspear Pubs in Henley-on-Thames to claim the most sought-after t-shirt in Oxfordshire, if not the world…

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07 Dec 2022

A good reason to bee joyful this Christmas

It’s back by popular demand: Oh Bee Joyful! It’s always a welcome return for our seasonal ale brewed at the Wychwood brewery in Witney. It…

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Members of the Brakspear’s Giving Back committee (apart from John Farrell of Chiltern Bee and Tom Davies, Brakspear chief executive).   Back row, l-r): Sean Arnett, tenant, The Blackwood Arms; Matt Godwin, Brakspear finance & systems analyst; Emma Sweet, Brakspear leased & tenanted marketing manager; John Farrell, Chiltern Bee and Brakspear beekeeper; Claire Sugg, tenant, The Hare & Hounds; Tom Davies, Brakspear chief executive and Gerard Winder, Brakspear business development manager   (front row, l-r); Pete Collie, tenant, The Horseshoe; Jacqueline Fletcher, marketing manager, Brakspear’s managed Honeycomb Houses; Alexa Davies, chairperson of Brakspear’s Giving Back
04 Oct 2022

New Brakspear’s Giving Back scheme to focus charity support on bees and local causes

Pub operator Brakspear is launching Brakspear’s Giving Back, a new initiative to support worthy causes chosen by its 120 pubs through a match fundin…

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16 Sep 2022

Top Brakspear tenants rewarded at annual awards

Tom Davies, Brakspear CEO with (top row L to R) Laurence Bowes, Ted Docherty, Claire Wakefield, (bottom row L to R) Chelsey Crawley, Kris Havard, Rob …

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06 Sep 2022

Brakspear makes new appointments to bolster Honeycomb Houses division

Brakspear has made two new appointments within its Honeycomb Houses managed division, designed to bolster the 10-strong estate and put it in a strong …

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26 Jul 2022

The Grounded History of Brakspear Gravity

It was May 2019 that it got its new name as Brakspear Gravity, as a nod to the brewing technique used to make this fine ale. It took a long time to de…

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