We think causes that matter to the local community are important and offer our support wherever we can. Throughout the year our managed houses play host to a varied programme of community-based events, such as the Northern & Southern Quiz Leagues and The Pool & Darts League. In addition, our Head Office staff regularly support both local and UK-wide charity campaigns.
The Narrow Boat on Victoria Street in Skipton has long been known for its excellent casks & beer quality and this reputation has been confirmed with its 10th consecutive entry in CAMRA’s (Campaign for Real Ale) Good Beer Guide.
First opened in 1999, the pub has had the incredible number of 18 entries into the Good Beer Guide, having only missed one year due to a manager change taking place during the selection rounds, which meant the pub was unable to enter. No other pub in the Keighley & Craven Branch District has maintained such an achievement.
Every year in November, the nation marks the wars that have scarred our past and the bravery of the men & women who fought them.
On Sunday 10th November, we honoured all those who fought and are fighting by donating £1 per every main meal sold to The Royal British Legion. With your help, we managed to raised the incredible amount of £1,816.00!
Our thoughts go to all those currently fighting and their families & friends, as well as the innocent civilians caught up in the warfare.
We are incredibly pleased to introduce you all to our beautiful 2nd Guide Dog puppy, Amber!
Born on the 8th February, Amber is a Golden Retriever cross Labrador and joins her H&B brother, Brearley, on their journey of transforming from an uncoordinated bundle of fluff into a fully trained, responsible Guide Dog.
Without everyone’s hard work and support, we would have been unable to achieve our target of £20,000 and sponsoring 2 Guide Dogs so thank you very much!
Heron & Brearley has achieved its fundraising target of £20,000 for its charity of the year, Guide Dogs UK.
Marketing Manager, Marie Kinvig said; “Since April 2017, all our pubs and convenience stores have been fundraising through all sorts of events and activities. We’ve hosted pub quizzes, sporting challenges and sponsored fancy dress events and it’s been fantastic to see customers joining in and having a lot of fun while fundraising for this incredibly worthwhile charity.”
It's hard to believe Brearley has been with his Puppy Walker, Jane, for over six months now. We recently spoke to Jane to find out how Brearley has been getting on and what they have been up to.
Jane was pleased to tell us that Brearley is a soft, loving and fun pup who is keen to explore and always shows interest in training, which is lovely to hear. Brearley is a sociable boy and is great with people and children, although he can be a little 'keen' with other dogs, which has caused a bit of pulling whilst out on walks, but Jane has been working on this with lots of treats.
Brearley is now just over 12 weeks old and has been living with his Puppy Walker, Jane, since he left the National Breeding Centre a few weeks ago. Jane will be helping Brearley through the first year or so, and we recently caught up with her to find out how the pair ore getting along.
We would like to introduce Brearley, their first sponsored Guide Dog.
Born on the 7th December 2017, Brearley is one of 8 beautiful Golden Retriever x Labradors puppies. For now, he is an uncoordinated bundle of fluff but over the next few weeks and months, he will begin his transformation into a responsible Guide Dog.
Marketing Manager, Marie Kinvig explains ‘As part of our sponsorship, we get to follow Brearley every step along the way and we should receive his first official training PUPdate in the next few weeks.’
This is our first pupdate of 2018 and we have some very exciting news.
Our first Guide Dog application has been approved and our Guide Dog has officially been named… BREARLEY.
Congratulations to the many of you that selected our chosen name.
As per the guide dog process, we have to wait around 11 weeks for our little Brearley to be born and then we will receive a birth certificate and a number of photos. After 12 weeks, our pup will go to live with their trainer and begin the big journey into becoming a Guide Dog for a blind person in need.
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