"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
An iconic Henley ale will be on sale at the UK’s biggest beer festival next month after local Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) members selected Brakspear Special, brewed at the town’s Bell Street Brewery, for the Great British Beer Festival at London’s Olympia.
Swimmers in and around Henley are being urged to sign up for the Henley Club to Pub Swim, as registrations for the event, on Saturday 25 July, pass 230. Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear, who are supporting the event again this year, are giving a bottle of their commemorative Two Bells beer to anyone who completes the course.
Five employees at pub operator and brewer Brakspear's Henley head office completed the Three Peaks Challenge earlier this month, raising close to £3,500 for children's charity Action Medical Research.