Brakspear has played a key role in the history and heritage of Henley on Thames since it’s humble beginnings in 1771. Following the closure of the brewery in October 2002 production of the beer was relocated to the Wychwood Brewery. A £1 million redevelopment of the Wychwood site ensured that the brewing of Brakspear beers remained in Oxfordshire.
Today the brewery incorporates a separate Brakspear brewhouse and fermenting room. Much of the original Brakspear equipment from the Henley brewery has been used, including the famous ‘double drop’ fermenting system, used to brew Brakspear beers since 1779.
Brakspear beers, including Brakspear Bitter and Brakspear Oxford Gold, are brewed and supplied weekly to all the pubs in the Brakspear pub estate.