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Bedfordshire:
Defunct Brewery Livery

26 October 2016

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County Brewery Location Premises Description Contributors Photo?
Gone?

Bedfordshire

Mann, Crossman & Paulin - London & Burton-upon-Trent Bedford, 141 Midland Road Grafton Hotel A 'George and Dragon' in the ironwork mounted above the hanging sign; and two Mann's lanterns. Dating from the expansion of the branding during the Watney-Mann period, as this was a former Truman's pub. KH photo 2006; SP 2007 Picture

Bedfordshire

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Bedford, 141 Midland Road Grafton Hotel On the corner splay at first floor level, a Truman 'eagle' survives in a roundel. The 'TRUMAN' lettering below has been removed but is still just evident. Also more modern Mann's signs. KH 2006; SP photo 2007 Picture

Bedfordshire

Mann, Crossman & Paulin - London & Burton-upon-Trent Bedford, 54 Salisbury Street Kent Arms A 'George and Dragon' mounted above the hanging sign. BHK 2011 .

Bedfordshire

Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Dunstable, 93 High Street South White Swan The hanging sign has 'WATNEYS', which looks genuinely old. Above the sign bracket is a roundel 'WATNEY COMBE REID ... 1898' surrounding an image of a stag. WRB photo 2008 Picture

Bedfordshire

Mann, Crossman & Paulin - London & Burton-upon-Trent Kensworth, 216 Common Road Farmers Boy Fine leaded windows with diamond-shaped central panes featuring 'Mann Crossman & Paulin Ld' in olde-English style gold lettering. BHK photo 2007 Picture

Bedfordshire

Mann, Crossman & Paulin - London & Burton-upon-Trent Linslade, 10 Southcott Village Hare A 'George and Dragon' mounted above the hanging sign. Vibrantly painted in colour. BHK photo 2011 Picture

Bedfordshire

J W Green Ltd Luton Luton (Leagrave), Marsh Road Three Horseshoes (former) A decorative iron pole sign with scripted initials 'JWG' at the top of the sign. Although the pub was demolished in 1994 the sign still stands in the middle of a roundabout at the road junction which the pub formerly graced, and which is to this day known as the Three Horseshoes roundabout. This is at the junction of Marsh Road and Bramingham Road. KH photo 2006 Picture

Bedfordshire

J W Green Ltd Luton Luton, 152 Wellington Street Fountain (renamed Alfie's Bar) Etched window: 'J W GREEN'S NOTED WINES & SPIRITS'. SP 2002; KH photo 2006 Picture

Bedfordshire

Whitbread - the national brewery conglemerate Luton, 263 Crawley Green Road Somerset Tavern (former) Pub converted to flats. High on the corner splay is a modern oval Whitbread plaque with the brewery's 'deer' trademark. AH 2012 .

Bedfordshire

J W Green Ltd Luton Luton, 34 Guildford Street Wheelwright Arms An old projecting illuminated sign: 'J.W.GREEN'S NOTED LUTON ALES ... THE WHEELWRIGHTS ARMS ... WINES & SPIRITS'. It is understood that this sign was found in the pub's attic and reinstated. However, Google indicates that the sign had been removed by 2009. KH photo 2006; Google 2009 Picture
GONE

Bedfordshire

Whitbread & Co Ltd London, EC1 Luton, 58 Wellington Street Wellington (renamed The Flame) The brewery's 'deer' trade mark and 'EST ... 1742' in the centre of a leaded window. In 2016, the window and its Whitbread trade mark was illuminated from behind during evening hours. BHK photo 2011; SP 2016 Picture

Bedfordshire

Benskins Watford Brewery Ltd Watford Luton, 63 Bute Street Great Northern A small board sign next to the right-hand door, featuring the brewery's 'pennant' trademark and 'BENSKINS ... ESTABLISHED AT WATFORD SINCE 1750'. The plaque was removed by 2016. BHK photo 2011; SP 2016 Picture
GONE

Bedfordshire

Benskins Watford Brewery Ltd Watford Luton, 79 High Town Road Painters Arms A round plaque on the exterior featuring the brewery's 'pennant' trademark and 'BENSKINS HERITAGE INNS ... THIS PUBLIC HOUSE HAS BEEN SELECTED AS BEING ONE OF SPECIAL HISTORIC INTEREST'. BHK photo 2011 Picture

Bedfordshire

J W Green Ltd Luton Luton, Park Street West J W Green's Phoenix Brewery (former) (demolished) Stone sign above the doorway at the main entrance to the former Brewery Offices of the Phoenix Brewery in Park Street West, Luton: 'J.W.GREEN LTD.' This elegant building was demolished by April 2010. KH photo 2006; Google 2010 Picture
GONE

Bedfordshire

Whitbread & Co Ltd London, EC1 Sharnbrook, Templars Way Fordham Arms An oval plaque featuring the brewery's 'deer' trademark and 'WHITBREAD & COMPANY ... EST ... 1742'. BHK photo 2011 Picture

Bedfordshire

J W Green Ltd Luton Slip End, 1-3 Front Street Rising Sun Two etched windows with lettering: (1) 'J.W.GREEN'S NOTED LUTON ALES & STOUT'; (2) 'J.W.GREENS. WINES & SPIRITS'. They differ in the use of the apostrophe and full stop. BHK photo 2007 Picture

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