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Brakspear Pubs

The Brakspear family have been running pubs for over 200 years so they certainly know their stuff. In 1711, William Henry Brakspear bought a brewery in Henley on Thames and 50 years later Brakspear bitter was born when 19 year old Robert became landlord of the Cross Keys and moved to a bigger brewery. By 1812, Robert and his sons had 34 pub leases. The company was then known as W. H. Brakspear when William Henry, Robert’s second son, joined the company.

After being acquired by J. T. Davies in 2007, more recently, Brakspear were back to brewing in Henley again in 2013. With such an extensive history in brewing and running pubs, we are certain you’re in the very best of hands at any Brakspear pub!

The Porch House – History

The Porch House is thought to be Britain’s oldest pub, built in 947 AD with 16th century stone added to the original Saxon wood structure. Part of the building was once a hospice, and in the 18th century it was named The Eagle and Child when it was rumoured to be a cockfighting venue.

It became a hotel as well as a pub in the 1970s, and is now one of the finest inns in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

The Porch House – Restaurant & Bar

The Porch House menu is all about simple yet robust cooking, using the best locally sourced ingredients. You can dine in the bar, lounge or garden on a first come, first serve basis; or book a table in the dining room or conservatory. If you fancy something exclusive for your group, book the ‘secret’ private dining room for up to 12 people where you can tailor the menu to your own tastes. Listed on UK Condé Naste Traveller’s ‘Best Restaurants in the Cotswolds’, this is a must visit for foodies looking for a sumptuous Sunday Lunch and quality meat. Plus, with vegan options and a children’s menu means there really is something for everyone.

You can buy gift vouchers for the restaurant and bar here which make for a great gift!

The Porch House – Rooms

The Porch House has 13 individually designed rooms to suit all budgets, two of which can be joined together to create a larger family room. There are four main types of room – standard, superior double, superior twin and feature – plus a suite located on the quieter side of the pub with a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom if you fancy a bit of luxury.

There is even a dog friendly room, so you can even bring your four-legged friend along on your stay.

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