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.


We challenge you to visit our 10 pubs in Henley on Thames, enjoy a pint of Brakspear Gravity or Oxford Gold and get your map stamped.

Visit either the Bull or Saracen's head as your final destination to claim your FREE rather fetching T-shirt.

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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Download your Henley Ale Trail map

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.