"There is nothing which has been yet contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn."
Samuel Johnson 1709 - 1784
Pub operator and brewer Brakspear is targeting the nation's growing band of dog lovers with a new 'Pooches in Pubs' campaign, designed to make its pubs the first point of call for four-legged friends and their owners.
A husband and wife team are taking on the Horns at Crazies Hill with a promise to turn the 16th century inn into a welcoming pub with high quality, locally sourced food and friendly, professional customer service.
Tenants at five Brakspear pubs were singled out for recognition at the company's annual Hospitality Awards recently, receiving a reward of up to £2,000 each for their outstanding performance over the last year.
An evening of ski-themed fun at the Bull on Bell Street has raised £200 for the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed.