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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 […]

Gin, a Game Bird and a Night in the Church

Chef Simon Mckenzie brought his latest venture to Henley on Saturday night in the form of pop up restaurant at Christ Church Centre. The Game Dinner was hosted by Simon […]

Cromwell’s New Fine Dining Boutique Restaurant at Phyllis Court Club

Stepping through the doors of the new Cromwell’s fine dining restaurant at Phyllis Court Club at the launch event on Saturday you might have been mistaken that you’ve just entered […]

Author Amanda Gets First Sip of New Writer’s Block Literary Festival Beer

Local author of suspense thriller The Cliff House, Amanda Jennings was the first author to try out the new Brakspear Writer’s Block at The Angel on the Bridge this week […]

Ale-tastic Beer Festival Brews Up Big Crowds

Wipe Out, Loose Canon, Get Your Hops Off and Lock Stock and Two Brewers Barrels were just some of the names of the beers on offer and enjoyed by hundreds […]