Branch Pub and Brewery News (May 2018)

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Pub news:

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.

There are new tenants in the Cherry Tree, Stoke Row, and the Station House, Henley.

Brewery news:

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.