Branch News

Here is the latest news about pubs & breweries in the branch area.

  • Windsor & Eton launch a new beer Thursday 19 July 2018


    Windsor & Eton Brewery have launched their second lager - CAPITAL - a superb 4% Dry Hopped Lager.

    CAPITAL celebrates the diversity of the capital city with three contemporary London characters featured on the lens.

    Co-Founder Will Calvert explains:

    “We chose three characters to reflect some of the talent and energy of London – busker, barber and cyclist. We’re giving landlords and bar managers the choice as to which design they want in their bar”.

    As for the beer itself, it promises to be a treat as Master Brewer and Co-Founder Paddy Johnson explains:

    “We use two newer hops in CAPITAL – Lemondrop from the US and Mandarina Bavaria from Germany. Both have great aroma and together create a zesty, refreshing lager with real character. From the secret trial brew we ran in a handful of selected pubs, we really think we’ve created a craft lager that will appeal to lovers of classic lagers as well as fans of light English craft beers”

    CAPITAL is being launched simultaneously in London and Windsor this Thursday evening, 19th July at the Windsor & Eton Brewery bar in Duke Street and the Windsor Castle pub at Regents Park.

    CAPITAL follows the success of Windsor & Eton’s REPUBLIKA, a 4.8% pilsner lager that has won 10 major national and international awards including Silvers at the 2014 Dublin Craft Beer Festival and the 2016 SIBA National Finals as well as SIBA Silver and Gold medals in bottle.

  • Windsor & Eton win SE Region awards again Monday 16 July 2018

    At the recent Society of Independent Brewers Association (SIBA) South East Region awards Windsor & Eton Brewery won Gold for their World Cup beer called Molotov Russian Blonde brewed with rum and guava.

    In addition Uprising won Silver for White Riot as a bottle conditioned cross between an IPA & wheat beer.

  • The Robin Hood, Pinkneys Green Closes Thursday 12 July 2018

    Shortly after the refurbishment of the Arbour and changing back to its proper name "The Robin Hood" the FREEHOLD of the pub is for sale.

    Download the details: Robin Hood Sale Details

  • moogBREW are MOVING! Tuesday 3 July 2018

    moogBREW are moving!

    As recent visitors are aware, we will be moving soon. We shall be remaining in the same community though and plan to continue brewing and selling beer at open days and other events - only with more space. If all goes well, we'll have moved by the end of August. Inevitably there will be a break in brewing while we seek all the necessary permissions for change of use, premises licence, etc. We estimate this will be at least 3 months, but do please check back for updates.

    Meanwhile, it's not quite business as usual, but we will have more open days this month (see below), subject to stock levels.

    Open Days & Events We will definitely be open on: • Tues 3rd July, 4.30pm - 6.30pm - FLASH OPENING, WORLD CUP SPECIAL, prior to England vs Columbia • Fri 13th July, 4pm - 7pm • Sat 14th July 1pm - 7pm We will NOT be open on Fri 27th July or Sat 28th July, as these dates clash with Maidenhead Beer & Cider Festival and we will be there in person at some point!

  • Sebastopol, Dedworth, Windsor Sunday 1 July 2018

    The Sebastopol is NOW closed by Greene King and is now subject to a planning application to build 9 flats. The planning reference is 18/01335.

    The list of pub destruction in the West Windsor area is amazing. Working out from the Windsor relief road.

    1. The Bell redeveloped as Flats.

    2. The Three Elms (ex-Greene King) converted to a Tesco.

    3. The Bricklayers Arms redeveloped to housing.

    4. The Maypole in Wolf Lane.

    5. The Queen, Dedworth Road. Sold by Greene King to a developer.

    6. Ye Olde Red Lion, Oakley Green. Was owned by Punch Taverns but now sold to Patron Capital, those mission statement says it all. “Patron Capital Partners has evolved into one of the leading opportunistic real estate managers in Europe.”Nothing to do with pubs or communities!

    7. In addition the Wellington Pubco are trying to sell the Swan in Clewer for redevelopment, even though there is an offer on the table by Windsor businessmen to buy it and run it as a pub.

    8. The Black Horse has just been bought by Star Pubs, from Punch, so I hope its future is reasonably secure. This leaves it as the ONLY pub in West Windsor.

    It is imperative that we as a society stop these greedy pubcos from selling off their assets a make a quick buck, instead of running them as a successful business. Greene King, the owner of the Sebastopol, has already sold off two pubs in West Windsor and the Waggon & Horses in Pinkneys Green. They are also in the process of selling off the Farmers Boy in Furze Platt, Maidenhead. In addition they own the Greene Oak restaurant, Oakley Green, so watch this space!

  • The farmers Boy Furze Platt, Maidenhead Wednesday 23 May 2018

    The Farmers Boy was closed by Greene King in Jan 2017 and is now subject to a planning application to build 11 flats. The planning reference is 18/01311.

    Once it is demolished it can never be a pub again and that will definitely leave the Craufurd Arms as the ONLY pub left in North Maidenhead.

  • The Swan, Clewer Village, Windsor Sunday 29 April 2018

    RBWM has granted the Swan - Asset of Community Value.

    However, Wellington are still trying to sell the Swan, Clewer (West Windsor).

    HTTPS:// You need to unclick "only pubs that serve real ale" on the search page.

    A meeting was recently held at Windsor & Eton Brewery to see if there was any interest in saving the pub, last in this area. Three other local pubs have closed nearby. Two meetings had to be held due to the number of people who turned up. If you want to add your support please contact Will Calvert on ku.oc.werbew@trevlac.lliw, 07920 504704.

    Will Calvert would like to hear from anyone who would like to be involved in any way – but especially as a shareholder.