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


Yorkshire Beer Festival: 19th-23rd February 2014



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.

Cricket Team AGM

Saturday’s AGM was the usual fine and sober occasion as about 20 of us gathered in the Brick, splendidly fed and watered by Becky.

Congratulations to Fraser Wright for winning Player of the Year as our first bowler to take a six-for among his 19 wickets. He also averaged above 40 with the bat and is now the proud owner of an engraved tankard. Thanks to all for your support and help throughout the summer, especially to Mike Ottley for organising the midweek sides.

Season averages are now available on the page for the 2013 season reports.

Headway South West London Race Night

The Bricklayer’s Arms proudly presents The Headway South West London Race Night. Tuesday 10th December 7.45pm – 11pm.  £5 entry to include drink and food!
Become a horse owner for £5 or simply place a bet for £1.

Bricklayer’s Arms Cricketers Barbados Tour

Seven Brick cricketers – Mike Behl, Dominic Ewer, Will Hawkins, Chris Locke, Alan Petrides, Alvin Spencer and Dave Winpenny – toured Barbados last week playing under the banner of the Palm Beach All Stars (Dave Winpenny’s side from the Nineties). This is how we got on…
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Cricket Team AGM

The season report for the Bricklayer’s Arms cricket team is now available through our Match Report page, with full averages to follow shortly.

The team’s AGM will take place on Saturday November 30th at 8pm, at the Bricklayer’s Arms.

Wiltshire Beer Festival 25th-29th September 2013


Our world-famous regional beer festival returns on 25th-29th September 2013. Our festivals put the spotlight on a particular county, with casks stacked high in our garden and beers served in the bar on our pumps. This time we’ll be comparing tasting notes about the beers from Wiltshire. As always hope to feature upwards of 50 real ales.

The beer list is available here and will be update as the event draws near.


CAMRA Community Pubs Charity Month

In line with CAMRA’s Community Pubs Charity Month, The Bricklayer’s Arms is running its own campaign throughout July.

Landlady Becky is currently half way through a tee-total year.  Yes, that’s right, a publican having a completely dry 2013.  It would be great if you would sponsor her in aid of her charity, Headway South-West London. We are aiming to raise £500 during July.
Please visit to donate.

Great Wall of China Marathon

I am taking part in the Great Wall of China Marathon on May 18th 2013.

The wall is not flat, but lies on top of the curves of hilly landscape. There are very steep ascents, with thousands of steps to negotiate, varying from shallow to knee high, and gradients can reach 1:10. I will be running in blistering heat and high humidity. There’s also some altitude thrown in for a bit of a laugh. It is a race renowned for bringing athletes to their knees.

I am hoping to raise £5000 for Headway South-West London, a local charity of which I am a trustee. We support victims of brain injury, their families and carers. We receive no government funding and are totally reliant on private donations. I was absolutely overwhelmed by your kind generosity and support when I took part in the North Pole Marathon last year when you helped me raise £10,000.

I would be equally delighted if you would do the same again this year. Please visit to make a donation or pop some coins into the collection boxes on the bar.

Thank you very much indeed

Becky Newman

(Owner/Manager Bricklayer’s Arms)