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Defunct Brewery Livery

17 January 2017

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County Brewery Location Premises Description Contributors Photo?
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Bass, Ratcliffe & Gretton Ltd Burton-upon-Trent Blandford Forum, 11 West Street Crown & Anchor Has a timber canopy over the front door with 'BASS' lettering each side (one side damaged). SP photo 2007 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Boscombe, 97 Ashley Road Portman Hotel Mounted on the pediment above the corner door is a shield with 'EP' monogram. The pub also has a good original fascia with lettering 'WINES & SPIRITS ... ALES & STOUT'. RF 2002; SP photo 2009 Picture

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J A Devenish & Co Ltd Redruth and Weymouth Bournemouth - Kinson, 1462 Wimbourne Road Gullivers Tavern A plaque: 'BY ROYAL WARRANT ... TO HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V ... JOHN DEVENISH ... GOOD FOOD & FINE ALES ... ESTABLISHED 1742'. This one is in good condition. BHK photo 2013 Picture

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George Habgood & Son Wimborne Bournemouth - Pokesdown, 147 Parkwood Road Malt & Hops (formerly the Pinecliff) Two cast iron lion's heads flanking a bay window, survivors of three which held supporting rods supporting a canopy over the hotel entrance. RF 2002; SP photo 2009 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Bournemouth - Winton, 475 Wimborne Road Glasshouse (renamed Famous Old Pines) On the side (Luther Road) elevation, three leaded-light windows - the centre one reading 'OFFICE' flanked by 'EP' monograms. 2009: The leaded brewery windows on the side elevation have been replaced with plain glass, painted black. RF 2002; SP 2009 .
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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Bournemouth, 152 Commercial Road Branksome Arms A fine plaster and faience frontage. Above the first floor windows is a faience tiled shield with 'EP' monogram. On the wall of the side archway (a former street) on the right is a magnificent tiled panel with 'ELDRIDGE POPE & Co Ltd ... TRADE MARK ... DORCHESTER ALES' and another shield with 'EP' TACS Jnl vol 8; SP photo 2009 Picture

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Marston's Dolphin Brewery Ltd Poole Bournemouth, 2 Columbia Road Ensbury Park Hotel White faience on the corner with a dolphin crest in bold relief and pub name. The corner panel is covered by a large box sign, and the brewery crest is obscured. RF 2002; SP 2009 .
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Marston's Dolphin Brewery Ltd Poole Bournemouth, 27 West Hill Road Goat & Tricycle (formerly the Pembroke Arms) A fine green-tiled frontage with art nouveau dolphins on the side pilasters, and on the frieze beneath the windows. RF 2002; SP photo 2009 Picture

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Marston's Dolphin Brewery Ltd Poole Bournemouth, 316 Holdenhurst Road Dolphin (former) On the front gable, a recessed stone panel with trademark coat of arms in relief incorporating a dolphin, surmounted by a datestone - 1885. Over each front door is a stone lintel featuring two dolphins and a shield. The pub has been converted to a Tesco supermarket, but the carved dolphins survive. RF 2002; SP photo 2009; AH 2012 Picture

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Usher's Brewery Ltd Trowbridge Bournemouth, 41 Windham Road Cricketers An Usher plaque at first floor level. SP 2009 .

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Charles E Ellis Wimborne Bournemouth, Magna Road Bear Cross Hotel A blind dormer supporting a chimney at the north end with initials 'CS' and date 1931 picked out in contrasting bricks. Query: are the initials 'CE'? 2009: the brickwork on the dormer has been painted white, and a modern pub name sign painted on it. The former brick lettering is now obscured. RF 2002; SP 2009 .
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Strong & Co of Romsey Ltd Romsey Branksome, 429 Poole Road Branksome Railway Hotel 'No right of way' plate on the frontage, including 'THIS DRAW-IN IS PRIVATE PROPERTY' and 'STRONG and Co of ROMSEY. Ltd'. WRB photo 2010 Picture

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John Groves & Sons Ltd Weymouth Bridport, 16 Barrack Street Tiger Etched window - one centre light - highly ornate Victorian cipher - 'J G & Son'. The side windows have 'PRIVATE ... BAR'. RF 2003; SP photo 2006 Picture

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John Groves & Sons Ltd Weymouth Cerne Abbas, 24 Long Street Red Lion (renamed The Giant) A series of leaded windows, including: 'J. GROVES & SONS.' and 'RED LION HOTEL'. Also 'ALES ... STOUT ... WINES ... SPIRITS'. SG 2001; TB 2008; CSp photo 2009 Picture

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Hambridge Brewery Ltd Hambridge and Curry Rivel Chedington, A356 Winyards Gap Inn 'HB' monogram in ironwork of inn sign. RF 2002 .

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Strong & Co of Romsey Ltd Romsey Christchurch, 60 Bargates Royalty Inn (formerly Red Lion) The former Strong's etched windows have been brought inside and re-erected as interior screens in the modernised interior. Was formerly a King of Christchurch (closed 1890) house. RF 2008 .

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J A Devenish & Co Ltd Redruth and Weymouth Corfe Castle New Inn A plaque in deteriorating condition: 'BY ROYAL WARRANT ... TO HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V ... JOHN DEVENISH ... GOOD FOOD & FINE ALES ... ESTABLISHED 1742'. BHK photo 2013 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Dorchester, 20 High West Street Royal Oak Plaster cast shield with 'EP' monogram inside and '& Co' outside - with decorative surrounds of acorns and grape vines. Now a J D Wetherspoon's pub. SG 2001; WRB photo 2007 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Dorchester, 27 South Street New Inn (de-licensed) Decorative brick raised panel on the front wall in deteriorating condition. Incorporates the pub name, 'EP' in a shield and '& Co' around. SG 2001; WRB photo 2007; AH 2014 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Dorchester, 33 Maud Road Victoria Hotel Stone tablet top right hand of front elevation with an 'EP' monogram in a shield - rather eroded - and the date 1899 below. Also a car park sign and a lantern incorporating 'EP' shields and 'ELDRIDGE POPE'. RF 2000; WRB photo 2007 Picture

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Goldfinch Brewery Dorchester Dorchester, 47 High East Street Tom Browns The Goldfinch Brewery has now closed, but the pub retains painted lettering above the first floor windows: 'Home of the Goldfinch Brewery Dorchester'. AH photo 2014 Picture

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Three Mariners Brewery Dorchester Dorchester, High East Street Three Mariners Brewery (former) This ancient brewery was acquired by Eldridge Pope in 1874. The archway survives: 'PALE ALE BREWERY'. Also known as MASONS BREWERY. 1619: Thomas Ayres. 1842/1871: John James Besant. 1874: bought by Eldridge Pope. BHK photo 2010 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Dorchester, off Weymouth Avenue The new Dorchester South Station Pictorial tiled panel depicting the town. At the top a shield with 'EP', then 'Welcome to DORCHESTER'. At the bottom: 'HOME OF ELDRIDGE POPE & Co plc'. Also on the end of the building, a terracota panel with monogram 'EP & Co' and date 1986. WRB photo 2007; AH photo 2014 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Dorchester, Road to Yeovil & Sherborne Marabout Castle (closed) Plaster cast shield and 'EP' monogram flanked by '& Co' at base. BL 2001 .

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Dorchester, Weymouth Avenue Eldridge Pope Brewery (former) Various signs survive: letter signs on the fascia; several examples of 'EP & Co' in stone shields. WRB photo 2007; DT photo 2016 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Easton (Portland), 49 Straits Corner House Two etched windows: 'EP' logo in a shield above '& Co'; then 'ELDRIDGE ... & Co ... POPE'. BL 2002; AH photo 2012 Picture

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John Groves & Sons Ltd Weymouth Fortuneswell (Portland), 10 Castletown Sailors Return (former) On the fascia, the end stops on console brackets are embossed 'JG 1901'. Pub closed 1971-1974: now apartments. RF 2003; WRB photo 2006 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Fortuneswell (Portland), 12 Castletown Albert (renamed Green Shutters) The original pub name ALBERT is on the high pediment. Between the second floor windows is a panel with a shield containing 'EP & Co..' monogram - red on green. Small windows either side of the door have etched shields with 'EP' logos and 'TRADE MARK'. BL 2002; WRB photo 2006; AH 2012 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Fortuneswell (Portland), 17 Fortuneswell Britannia Inn Fine plasterwork crescent decoration with an 'EP & Co' motif. Plaster diamond containing a shield bearing 'EP' monogram surrounded by decorative work and '& Co'. The pub has other fine plaster work; plus a large modern letter sign 'ELDRIDGE POPE Co Ltd'. BL 2002; WRB photo 2006 Picture

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Devenish Weymouth Brewery Ltd Weymouth Fortuneswell (Portland), 24 Castletown Jolly Sailor On the east wall, a fading painted sign, white lettering on green: 'Devenish ... JOLLY SAILOR'. BL 2002; WRB photo 2006 Picture

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John Groves & Sons Ltd Weymouth Fortuneswell (Portland), 27 Queens Road Royal Standard (former) At semi-basement level (not original position!) - a stone tablet with incised lettering: 'JOHN GROVES & SONS Ltd'. RF 2003; AH photo 2012 Picture

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John Groves & Sons Ltd Weymouth Fortuneswell (Portland), 88 Chiswell Kings Arms (former) The pub was closed in 1972 and is now a house. On the frontage at first floor level is a stone tablet: 'JOHN GROVES & SONS LIMITED'. The letters had been filled in and rubbed down but just discernable - see photo from 2006. By 2012, the panel had been beautifully restored with incised lettering. RF 2003; WRB photo 2006; AH photo 2012 Picture

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Devenish Weymouth Brewery Ltd Weymouth Fortuneswell (Portland), 91 Chiswell Cove House In the porch, a Brilliant Sign Co tablet: 'BY ROYAL WARRANT TO HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V ... JOHN DEVENISH ... GOOD FOOD & FINE ALES ... ESTABLISHED 1742'. BL 2002; WRB photo 2006 Picture

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Devenish Weymouth Brewery Ltd Weymouth Fortuneswell (Portland), Castletown Portland Roads Hotel Fine yellow and brown tiled faience between the first and second floors with 'J A DEVENISH & Co'. Above, the pediment contains a shield with 'D & Co'. Faience by Burmantofts of Leeds. There is also the remains of a modern Gibbs Mew transfer sign on a second floor window. BL photo 2002; WRB photo 2006; AH 2012 Picture

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Devenish Weymouth Brewery Ltd Weymouth Furzehill, near Wimborne (Wimborne to Holt road) Stocks Inn Latter day John Devenish black plaque. (Partially covered by eaves and rambling greenery.) RF 2003 .

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Hamworthy, 21 Blandford Road Potters Arms Raised lettering on the front gable: 'THE POTTERS ARMS. ... ELDRIDGE POPE & CO. LTD. ... DORCHESTER ALES'. SRH photo 2008 Picture

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West Country Breweries Ltd Cheltenham Huntingford Rose (former) A ceramic plaque featuring a castle and: 'WEST COUNTRY ALES - 1760 - BEST IN THE WEST'. The pub closed in 1965. GS 2005 .

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Strong & Co of Romsey Ltd Romsey Iford, Old Bridge Road Iford Bridge Tavern Buff mosaic panel in gable with 'STRONG'S ROMSEY ALES' in chocolate; dates from 1890s and partially screened by an extension - reasonable view possible from the open ground across the road. RF 2002 .

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Whitbread - the national brewery conglemerate Pamphill, Vine Hill Vine A painted board sign has evidence of its days as a Whitbread pub, including 'Strong Country Bitter ... Tankard Bitter ... Trophy Bitter'. SP photo 2007 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Poole, 222 Wimborne Road New Inn Concrete 'EP' roundels set in brickwork of both gable ends and 'EP' shields forming end stops on fascia. RF 2002 .

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Poole, 230 High Street George Hotel Two corner panels in stone with the pub name and 'EP' in a shield above. Deteriorating stonework. GB 2002; SP 2005 .

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Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Poole, 29 Market Close Blue Boar Wall-mounted, a nice example of the oval 'COURAGE BEST BITTER ... BREWED ONLY AT THE BRISTOL BREWERY' plaque. BHK photo 2013 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Poole, 58 Lagland Street Foundry Arms On an end wall is a faded painted sign with 'ELDRIDGE POPE & CO LTD - DORCHESTER ALES'. SP 2005 .

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Marston's Dolphin Brewery Ltd Poole Poole, Old Orchard Swan Has a marvellous frontage of green glazed bricks; lovely cream tiled fascia with two swan illustrations and brown lettering: 'MARSTON'S POOLE ALES - THE SWAN INN - WINES & SPIRITS'. Glazed Dolphin as the keystone in arch of doorway. By 2010, had reopened as a shop, and the Marston's tiling was covered over. SG 2001; BL 2003; SP 2005; RF 2006; WRi photo 2006; AH 2010 Picture
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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Sherborne, 88 Cheap Street Cross Keys A marvellous hanging sign featuring the 'Cross Keys', and in the centre, a shield with 'EP' monogram. BHK photo 2010 Picture

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Dorsetshire Brewery Co (Sherborne) Ltd Sherborne Sherborne, Bristol Road DT9 4JD Mermaid Built by the Dorsetshire Brewery in the 1920s. A large stone plaque on the frontage: 'THE MERMAID HOTEL. - THE DORSETSHIRE BREWERY. Co. (SHERBORNE.) Ld.'. SG 2001; BHK photo 2009 Picture

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Woolmington Brothers Sherborne Sherborne, South Street Pageant (former) On the end wall just below the roof line is a shield in stone with the motif 'I W'. J Young in Old Dorset Brewers lists Isaac Woolmington brewer 1855-71. Woolmington Brothers was taken over by Eldridge Pope in 1922. The old brewery has been converted into flats. SG 2001; BHK photo 2009 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Southbourne, 139 Cranleigh Road Athelstan Arms Square stone tablet crowning corner elevation with raised 'EP' shield and date 1931. RF 2002 .

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Strong & Co of Romsey Ltd Romsey Swanage, 63 High Street Red Lion An old decorative etched window with lettering: 'STRONGS ... ALES & STOUT'. BHK photo 2009 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Wareham, 14 South Street Black Bear Hotel An Eldridge Pope lantern including 'EP' shields. WRB photo 2007 Picture

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Devenish Weymouth Brewery Ltd Weymouth Wareham, Northport Railway Hotel - renamed Monsoon Etched windows - 'DEVENISH ALES' - installed after the takeover of Groves. RF 2003; WRB photo 2007 Picture

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J A Devenish & Co Ltd Redruth and Weymouth West Lulworth, Main Road Castle Inn A plaque in deteriorating condition: 'BY ROYAL WARRANT ... TO HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V ... JOHN DEVENISH ... GOOD FOOD & FINE ALES ... ESTABLISHED 1742'. BHK photo 2013 Picture

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Devenish Weymouth Brewery Ltd Weymouth Weymouth, 121 Abbotsbury Road Waverley Arms 'Devenish' name on the hanging sign. SRH 2007 .

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Devenish Weymouth Brewery Ltd Weymouth Weymouth, 15 Trinity Road Kings Arms A Brilliant Sign Co tablet: 'John Devenish ... By Royal Warrant to His Majesty King George V'. Removed by 2002. There is no sign of this inside the pub. BL 2001; BL 2002; SP 2013 .
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Devenish Weymouth Brewery Ltd Weymouth Weymouth, 26 King Street Sun Near the roofline, a panel of carved brickwork, weather-eroded, with monogram 'JAD'. PE 2003; WRB photo 2006 Picture

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Devenish Weymouth Brewery Ltd Weymouth Weymouth, 3 St Mary Street Black Dog A Brilliant Sign Co plaque: 'BY ROYAL WARRANT TO HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V ... JOHN DEVENISH ... GOOD FOOD & FINE ALES ... ESTABLISHED 1742'. 'Devenish' name on the hanging sign. A listed building. Plaque in deteriorating condition 2012. PE 2003; WRB photo 2006; AH 2012 Picture

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John Groves & Sons Ltd Weymouth Weymouth, 41 Abbotsbury Road Rock Hotel A large tiled 'JG' monogram in gold on one of the gables. Also, on the front of the pub is a faded painted sign 'JOHN GROVES & SONS Ltd. ALES". SRH photo 2007 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Weymouth, 51 Park Street Duke of Albany 'EP & Co' monogram in a shield in fine decorative etched windows. There are five examples surviving. PE 2004; WRB photo 2006; SP 2013 Picture

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Devenish Weymouth Brewery Ltd Weymouth Weymouth, 52 Dorchester Road Royal Oak Fine faience frontage. Fascia with dark lettering on brown tiles: 'J A DEVENISH & Co LTd'. Above is a panel in similar style with the pub name. SG 2001; WRB photo 2006; DT 2016 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Weymouth, Barrack Road, DT4 8TZ Nothe Tavern Raised shield on pediment containing 'EP' monogram flanked at base '& Co'. BL photo 2002 Picture

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Devenish Weymouth Brewery Ltd Weymouth Weymouth, Custom House Quay George A Brilliant Sign Co Ltd tablet: John Devenish. Reported removed. SG 2003 .
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Devenish Weymouth Brewery Ltd Weymouth Weymouth, Gloucester Street Cork & Bottle On the Gloucester Street frontage, a Brilliant Sign Co plaque: 'BY ROYAL WARRANT TO HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V ... JOHN DEVENISH ... GOOD FOOD & FINE ALES ... ESTABLISHED 1742'. Deteriorating condition. Possibly removed by August 2009, when the pub was renamed 'Moby Dicks' (Google). PE 2003; WRB photo 2006; Google 2009; AH 2012 Picture

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Devenish Weymouth Brewery Ltd Weymouth Weymouth, High Street West Boot Large black panel on gable - white lettering- 'THE BOOT', 'DCo' monogram, 'FINE ALES AND STOUT ... WINES AND SPIRITS'. RF 2003; PE 2004; WRB photo 2006 Picture

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Eldridge Pope & Co Ltd Dorchester Weymouth, King Street Somerset Hotel On the corner parapet, a stone shield with monogram 'EP'. PE 2003; WRB photo 2006 Picture

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Gibbs Mew & Co Ltd Salisbury Weymouth, Sandsfoot Castle Inn Board above door 'A GIBBS MEW HOUSE'. BL 2002 .

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Strong & Co of Romsey Ltd Romsey Wimborne Minster, 71 High Street Bell A pair of acid-etched windows 'STRONG'S ROMSEY ALES' in 2002. Only one survives in 2007. RF 2002; SP photo 2007 Picture

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