Cricket AGM and Season Averages

A very convivial Cricket Team AGM was held on Saturday November 22 saw around 30 of us wonderfully fed by Bricklayer’s landlady Becky’s other half David, who cooked a superb curry much appreciated by all.

As those in their first season are disbarred from trophies in the hope they will come back for a second season, Player of the Year went to Dave Winpenny for his longstanding service, while a special presentation was also made to Chris Locke for his “tireless efforts” organising the side.

Season Averages are now available on the Fixtures and Results page for the 2014 season.

Landlady Becky wins Wandsworth Civic Award

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Landlady of the Bricklayer’s Arms, Becky Newman, has won a prestigious Wandsworth Civic Award in recognition of her fundraising for Headway South West London. Over the years, Becky has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity, though her extreme marathon running which has seen her complete the North Pole Marathon, Marathon des Sable through the Sahara, and the Great Wall of China Marathon.

She was presented with the award on Monday by the mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Stuart Thom.

The fundraising continues on 26th November, with the Headway Quiz Night at the Bricklayer’s Arms. If you’d like to come along please email Claire.Roantree@colemans-ctts.co.uk or info@headwayswlondon.org to reserve your table.

Headway Quiz Night – 26th November

The Bricklayer’s Arms is delighted to host a quiz night in aid of Headway South West London, on Wednesday 26th November. Doors open a 7.30pm for the quiz to begin at 8pm.

There’ll be raffle prizes up for grabs, plus includes a complimentary drink and nibbles.

All proceeds will go towards setting up an additional group meeting in the borough of Richmond, to benefit people with brain injuries, their families, friends and carers.

Tables are £100, allowing a maximum of 6 people per team. If you’d like to come along, email Claire.Roantree@colemans-ctts.co.uk or info@headwayswlondon.org to reserve your table.

Cricket Team AGM

The Bricklayer’s Arms cricket team have just finished an exciting and eventful season. The AGM will be held at the Bricklayer’s Arms on Saturday 22nd November at 8pm.

In the meantime, match reports and results are available through the cricket link on the right of the page.

Welsh Beer Festival – 24th to 28th September 2014

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We’re excited to announce that our autumn beer festival returns on 24th to 28th September 2014. This year we’re heading to Wales to bring you a huge selection of 100 real ales from the valleys.

The beer list is available here.

World Cup Fever 2014

The world cup is just a few weeks away, and we’ll be showing the tournament on the big screen. Come and join us at The Bricklayer’s Arms to watch the games and sample some of the 12 real ales on the bar. We’ll also have a good selection of real ciders. And to keep your energy levels up during the penalty shoot-outs, we’ll be serving the multi award-winning Cornish pasties from the Chough bakery in Padstow.

Pint in one hand, pasty in another, shouting abuse at the screen… Heaven.

Marathon des Sables Success

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Dear All,

I made it!  I actually crossed the finish line of the 2014 Marathon des Sables.  I was slow, very slow.  The heat, sand and sheer scale of the Saharan landscape was brutal, and by the time I completed the long stage on day 4 I only had two toenails left and 40% of the skin on the bottom of my feet had gone.  I hobbled on for the final 30 miles, literally like walking on knives.  Never to be forgotten…

I am over the moon that I raised over £12,000 for Headway South-West London.  It will make a huge difference to the work we can achieve in the community.  I would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to all those who supported my cause.  Your generosity, as ever, is very humbling.

Thank you again.

very best,
Becky Newman
(The Landlady)

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The Big One – Sahara Marathon

Dear Customers and Patrons of the Bricklayer’s Arms

I am writing to ask for your support in raising £3000 for Headway South-West London.

Between April 6th – 12th, I am taking part in the Marathon des Sables in memory of my sister Helen, who died from a brain haemorrhage at the age of 43. As many of you know this pub re-opened as a direct result of her untimely death.

The Marathon des Sables is an infamous ultra-running event through the Sahara desert. I will be running 160 miles, over the course of 6 days, through energy-sapping sand dunes, and in temperatures that can reach 55C. I will be given water and a place in a tent to sleep at night but will otherwise carry 10 kilos of equipment, food and first aid in my backpack while I run.

Headway South-West London is a local charity of which I am a trustee. We help victims of brain injury, their families and carers within the community, who are facing the same pain and fear that we experienced after Helen died.

This is by far my toughest challenge to date and I am anticipating a few what-on-Earth-were-you-thinking moments. It would help me enormously to know that my efforts were helping to support Headway.

To give, please either visit my fundraising site or sign one of the sponsorship forms in the book behind the bar.

Thank you very much indeed in anticipation of your kindness.

Becky Newman

Landlady

Yorkshire Beer Festival: 19th-23rd February 2014

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We are delighted to announce that our legendary Yorkshire Beer Festival will return to the Bricklayer’s Arms next month. The festival will take place over five days, 19th – 23rd February and will feature a huge range of ales from England’s largest county.

The beer list for the festival is now available here.

 

Christmas at The Bricklayer’s Arms

Over the festive period, we’ll be open as follows:

22nd December: Traditional Christmas Carols
Christmas Eve: noon – 11pm
Christmas Day: noon – 2pm
Boxing Day: noon – 11pm

New Year’s Eve: noon – 1am
New Year’s Day: noon – 11pm

NB. On New Year’s Eve we don’t charge a entrance fee, or ask you to turn up in fancy dress, and there’s a free glass of bubbly with food at the stroke of midnight.

Thank you very much indeed for all your continued support this year. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at The Bricklayer’s Arms.