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Traditional Carols at the Bricklayer’s Arms

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Photo by Stuart Michaels

 

Join us at the Bricklayer’s Arms on Sunday 18th December, 2pm until 4pm, for traditional Christmas carols.

For more information, visit www.londoncarols.co.uk

We are OPEN!

For some reason, Google is listing the Bricklayer’s Arms as permanently closed. This is happening on both Maps and Search.

This is NOT TRUE! The pub is still open as usual.

Consultation on the Future of the Pub

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SAVE THE PUB!

Zac Monro Architects have been appointed by the landlady to look into proposals for refurbishment and the extension of the pub. The extension will form a new residential block as an alternative source of income which will prevent the closure of the pub. Unfortunately, the pub in its current state is financially unsustainable – this extension will ensure economic sustainability and secure the pub as a well-loved community asset.

If you have any questions please contact:

Zac Monro Architects on 020 7326 0779

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.

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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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.

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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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 www.charitygiving.co.uk/beckynewman 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 www.charitygiving.co.uk/beckynewman 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)