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Brakspear reports results for 2018

Brakspear reports results for 2018

J T Davies & Sons, the parent company for Henley-based pub operator and brewer Brakspear, increased its turnover during the year ending 31 December 2018 by 12%, to £31.8m which generated EBITDA of £8.7m, up 13% on the previous year. Profit before tax over the same period was £5.4m,  representing a 12% increase on 2017….

Hail the Ale!

Hail the Ale!

Congratulations to the Butcher’s Arms at Sonning Common, named as Pub of the Season for spring this year by CAMRA South Oxfordshire. Tenant Rob Blues said: “We weren’t expecting to win this title so it was a lovely surprise!  We take our cask ale seriously here, making sure that every pint we serve is in…

Brighton pubs scoop awards

Brighton pubs scoop awards

Two Brakspear pubs in Brighton took honours in this year’s Brighton Restaurant Awards, which were based on votes cast by 30,000 local people. The Pub of the Year accolade went to the Robin Hood. The Awards organisers said: “Chris and Anna have been familiar faces behind the pumps for more than 10 years. While society…

Milestone birthday at Hollybush

Milestone birthday at Hollybush

When Hollybush regular John Tingey reached his 90th birthday, the celebrations took place at the pub – naturally!  A BBQ and buffet lunch for 60 guests was followed by a special cake, baked by one of John’s granddaughters, in the shape of the pub with a figure of John – well-known locally for his Trilby…

Ed Sheeran Hits The Brakspear Henley Ale Trail

Ed Sheeran Hits The Brakspear Henley Ale Trail

Pop star Ed Sheeran has added another prestigious award to his collection of gold discs, Grammys and BRITs, after completing the Brakspear Henley Ale Trail. The acclaimed songwriter and a group of friends stopped off for a pint at the Saracen’s Head pub on Greys Road as part of the trail, which involves a visit…

A jewel of a beer! Brakspear brews Rhuby for EAT Food Fest

A jewel of a beer! Brakspear brews Rhuby for EAT Food Fest

Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear has launched Rhuby, a rhubarb ale, brewed specially for the town’s new EAT Food Fest event that runs until 29 June. Brewed at Brakspear’s Bell Street microbrewery, Rhuby is a 4.2% ABV golden ale brewed with locally grown rhubarb. The result is a refreshing, pale gold beer with a…

New design for iconic Brakspear beers

New design for iconic Brakspear beers

A much-loved Henley icon gets a new look today (5th June) with the relaunch of Brakspear Bitter and Oxford Gold in all Brakspear pubs selling the popular beers. Brakspear Bitter is renamed Brakspear Gravity, in a reference to the ‘double dropping’ system used to brew the ale, when it flows under gravity from its initial…