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.

Look out for further updates to the website nearer the time, where we’ll post the latest beer lists before the event.

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.

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.