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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…

Banish the November blues – with some Jazz & Blues!

Banish the November blues – with some Jazz & Blues!

Swing 42 are playing the Three Horseshoes on 9 November November is nobody’s favourite month – dark nights, grey days and still weeks til the start of any festive celebrations. So why not treat yourself to an evening of affordable fun in one of the local Brakspear pubs involved in the Jazz & Blues Festival…

Angel on the Bridge in Top 50 Pubs

Angel on the Bridge in Top 50 Pubs

Brakspear pub The Angel on the Bridge in Henley-on-Thames featured in The Guardian’s list of Top 50 UK pubs published on 27 October. The pub, which is right on the Thames next to Henley’s bridge, was listed in the ‘best pubs with a view’ section. Reviewers wrote “The river is placid, the ducks entertaining, the air…

Brakspear wins national award for Club to Pub Swim

Brakspear wins national award for Club to Pub Swim

    Brewer and pub operator Brakspear lifted the trophy for the Best Sponsorship at the national Beer & Cider Marketing Awards, for its role in developing and supporting the Henley Club to Pub Swim. The Club to Pub Swim took place in July for a fifth year and attracted more than 600 swimmers. Awards…

Brakspear raises £42,000 for Marie Curie

Brakspear raises £42,000 for Marie Curie

Henley-based pub operator and brewer Brakspear has raised more than £42,000 for the terminal illness charity Marie Curie over the last 18 months, thanks to enthusiastic and determined fundraising by teams in their 130 pubs and at head office. Marking the end of the charity partnership, which started in March 2017, Brakspear presented a final…

Toast of the town

Toast of the town

Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear is collaborating with Toast Ale to brew an ale from surplus bread. Henley on Toast will be sold in pubs during Cask Ale Week (20–30 September), with 30p per pint sold donated to Toast and Feedback, the charity campaigning to end food waste. Henley on Toast is a 4.1%…