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HoT WI Taste-Test Xmas Puds With Phillip Schofield

HoT WI, Henley-on-Thames Women’s Institute, was featured in the popular prime time ITV show, How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield this week. The series aimed to […]

Brakspear Pubs Gearing Up for Dry January with Alcohol Free Ale Trail

Are you planning a Dry January? The good news is that an alcohol-free month doesn’t have to be a pub-free one, as Brakspear pubs in and around Henley will be […]

Decanter Awards Henley Fizz Top Score in English Sparkling Wines

Leading, wine magazine Decanter’s tasting panel have awarded Henley’s Fairmile Vineyard’s Classic Cuvée the highest score Outstanding (95 points/100) in their English sparkling white wine blind tastings, announced in their […]

Extension to Cromwell’s Fine Dining at Phyllis Court

After a 60-day  resounding successful trial, Phyllis Court Club have announced that they will extend Cromwell’s Fine Dining restaurant until 4 April 2020. The experimental Fine Dining restaurant, which was […]

Brakspear Makes Donation to Friends of the Earth and Installs Bee Hotels in Pubs

Henley brewer and pub company Brakspear has donated £1,080 to Friends of the Earth, generated from sales of its seasonal honey beer, Honey Bee, while 40 of its pubs have […]

Brakspear Rewards Local Pubs at Annual Hospitality Awards

Six pubs in the Henley area have been rewarded with top honours at owners Brakspear’s Hospitality Awards 2019. At an awards ceremony held at the Little Angel in Henley-on-Thames, the […]

Boathouse Restaurant Beams Ahead With New Bistro

Shaun and Gemma Dickens launched their new restaurant Bistro at the Boathouse on Wednesday evening to their special valued customers who got the opportunity first to see the new interior […]

Shaun Dickens Restaurant Gets New Name and Menu

Shaun Dickens at The Boathouse on Station Road will rebranding and relaunching as Bistro at The Boathouse from 31 October. Shaun said, “I have always loved food. Whether it was […]

Brakspear Scoops Top Industry Award

Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear has been named Pub Champion 2019 in an award scheme run by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), announced on Wednesday. Brakspear took […]

Christmas With All the Trimmings at The Baskerville

No-one likes to mention Christmas too early but if you’re looking to book a Christmas party, lunch or family get together, you know you shouldn’t leave it too late or […]