Branch Pub and Brewery News (May 2018)
The Cross Keys in Wallingford has reopened with the availability of quality real ale high on the agenda. Four cask ales sourced from the Marston's subsidiaries, including a weekly changing guest are currently available.
The campaign to save the Crown, South Moreton, has raised pledges for £230k and this has enabled them to offer the current owner, Worthmore Investments, £340k. The balance would be made up with loans. However, this offer appears to have been turned down because another potential buyer has offered £450k.
Our award of Pub of the Year to the Flowing Spring, in Playhatch, was generously covered in the Henley Standard, with a shorter article in the Reading Chronicle too.
Bell Street has produced a special beer to mark the Royal wedding – Hooray Harry at 4.1%.
Amwell Spring in Cholsey is planning to produce cask ale in addition to the current bottled range.
Loddon has a new mild – ‘Wilfreds’. The flavour is dryer than one would expect from a mild.