The Brakspear Henley Ale Trail

Fancy coming to our party?

Brakspear bee

Party time

We’re proud to announce that we hold an annual Ale Trail party, exclusive to those who complete the Trail.

Fill in your details on your map once you've completed the trail and hand it in at the Bull or Saracen’s Head, and we'll send you an invite to the party that takes place in January.

This money can't buy invite includes (at no extra cost) a couple of free pints in it for you, a tasty bite to eat on offer, and a goody bag, as well as the chance to meet other Ale Trailers.

So if you want to be there you have to do the Ale Trail, it's as simple as that.


New for 2023, the challenge to visit all 10 Brakspear Pubs in Henley-on-Thames to claim the most sought-after t-shirt in Oxfordshire, if not the world, is going digital with its world-famous Henley Ale Trail.

You will no longer have to fish maps out of the washing machine or scrabble around in pockets looking for it, as you do everything on your Smartphone.

Fire up the app and find a pub. You can start and finish at any pub you choose, check in, enjoy a pint of Gravity or Oxford Gold, before visiting the next pub on your trail.

You will find all the Brakspear Pubs with their opening times on the app to help you plan your trail, all packed to the rafters with their own unequivocable charm. Once the trail is completed, fill in your details on the app and your free t-shirt will be posted within 10 days. Only those pubs open that day will show on the app too!

Don't feel under pressure to visit all the pubs in the same day, the Ale Trail is all about enjoying yourself.

In fact, we'd rather you take your time. You have a year to obtain your t-shirt after all.

Brakspear promotes responsible drinking, and if any of the pubs on the Ale Trail think that maybe you've had enough for one day, then we fully support them. Consider stopping off for a bite to eat and drink lots of water along the way. For more hints and tips on how to enjoy yourself, visit

Fancy coming to our party? Click here to find out how

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About the artist

The painting used in this year's Henley Ale Trail was painted by Doug Myers. Doug lives in Surrey with his wife Val and has been painting for over thirty years.

The painting of Henley Bridge was created in 2004 using oil paints, to view more of Doug's work go to

Oxford Gold by Brakspear

Oxford Gold (4.0%)

English Target hops give this beer a remarkable aroma. Late hopping with Goldings and fermentation by the Brakspear yeast creates a remarkable zesty aroma, a full fruity flavour and a golden colour. Available all year.

Double Dropped Bitter by Brakspear

Gravity (3.4%)

A superb session beer. Amber in colour with a good fruit, hop and malt nose. The initial taste of malt and the well hopped bitterness quickly dissolves into a predominantly bittersweet and fruity finish.