"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
Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear is celebrating summertime in the town with the return of two popular initiatives inspired by its riverside location: the Brakspear boater hat and the annual Club to Pub Swim.
Pub operator and brewer Brakspear is reopening one of its managed pubs in Stow-on-the-Wold after a major refurbishment. The site, renamed as the Sheep on Sheep Street, opens on 1 July.
The Five Horseshoes in Maidensgrove, Henley raised £2217 at their Quiz Night in April in support of Brakspear's year-long partnership with Sue Ryder. The Quiz was hosted by none other than the Quiz master himself, Mr Jeremy Paxman.