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Defunct Brewery Livery

16 January 2017

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County Brewery Location Premises Description Contributors Photo?
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London EC1

Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Clerkenwell, 106 Farringdon Road Clerkenwell Tavern - later Penny Black (former) This pub closed in 2000 and by 2004 had been converted to restaurant use. It retains one etched window with 'WATNEYS' in gold lettering. TrC reports that renovation of the premises has resulted in removal of the Watney livery. SRH photo 2006; TrC 2015 Picture
GONE

London EC1

Cannon Brewery Co Ltd London, EC1 Clerkenwell, 160 St John Street Cannon Brewery (former brewery) The brewery closed in 1955 and the buildings were converted to office use. On the parapet to the street elevation, raised stone lettering: 'CANNON BREWERY'. BHS photo; SP photo 2011; TrC 2015 Picture

London EC1

Taylor Walker & Co Ltd Limehouse, E14 Clerkenwell, 26-28 Ray Street Coach & Horses A Taylor Walker 'cannon' motif mounted above the hanging sign on the Ray Street frontage. TrC 2014 .

London EC1

Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Clerkenwell, 292-294 St John Street Blacksmith & Toffeemaker (formerly Queen Boadicea, formerly New Red Lion) Above the hanging sign facing St John Street are the remains of a Watney Combe Reid roundel; the lettering and centre 'stag' device have been removed. Inside, to the bar-back's parapet, two signs backlit in red: 'WELCOME TO THIS WATNEY HOUSE'. TrC 2014; TrC 2016 .

London EC1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Clerkenwell, 34 Sekforde Street Sekforde Arms Recently uncovered in 2015, a plaque of beige tiles to the left of the Sekforde Street entrance, featuring the 'flying tankard', a raised 'Toby', and 'THE HOUSE OF TOBY'. TrC 2015 .

London EC1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Clerkenwell, 46 Percival Street Shakespeares Head (closed) This 1930s pub had two quite large panels at first floor level, featuring the 'Toby' image in relief. Unfortunately these had been painted over in white. Closed in about 2008 and demolished in about 2012; the site is now occupied by a branch of Ladbrokes topped with flats. SRH 2006; WRB photo 2007; TrC 2014 Picture
GONE

London EC1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Clerkenwell, 57 St John Street White Bear To both sides of the hanging sign, fading lettering: 'CHARRINGTONS'. TrC 2016 .

London EC1

Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Clerkenwell, 69 Rosebery Avenue Wilmington Arms Two stone panels on the parapet feature animals: could these be a Stag (Watney) and a Griffin (Reid)? WRB photo 2009 Picture

London EC1

Mann, Crossman & Paulin - London & Burton-upon-Trent Clerkenwell, 7 Clerkenwell Close Three Kings This pub has two good surviving Mann Crossman Paulin windows. One has the brewery logo in red: 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN'. The other has the brewery logo, beneath which is a rectangular panel in green with gold lettering: 'MANN CROSSMAN & PAULIN LTD'. There is also a roundel above the hanging sign bracket with a stag in the centre and 'WATNEY COMBE REID ... 1898'. SRH photo 2006; TrC 2016 Picture

London EC1

Bass & Co Ltd - Burton-upon-Trent, Tadcaster, etc Farringdon, 105 Charterhouse Street Smithfield Tavern (formerly Red Cow) In a panel above the hanging sign is 'CHARRINGTON' lettering; and above this, a small oval with 'Bass' in script and a red triangle. TrC 2014 .

London EC1

Courage & Co Ltd Southwark, SE1 Farringdon, 23 Exmouth Market Exmouth Arms On the corner splay above the entrance, a large tiled panel - gold letters on green: 'COURAGES FINE ALE & STOUT'. 'COURAGES' is a long diagonal with the rest horizontal. Other tiles confrim a date of 1915 for the building. Also a relatively old Courage lantern. MAP 2003; WRB photo 2006; JSe photo 2010 Picture

London EC1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Farringdon, 34-35 Cowcross Street Castle On the left pilaster and painted over black, a small Charrington's roundel with a 'Toby' relief and 'CHARRINGTON - ESTABLISHED 1757'. TrC 2016 .

London EC1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Farringdon, 6 Carthusian Street Sutton Arms Internal. In the bar, the bar-back has 'CHARRINGTON'S' across the timber top-piece. The Charrington's name is flanked by a 'TOFF' and 'TOBY JUG' motif. SP 2004; TrC 2016 .

London EC1

Courage & Barclay Ltd Southwark, SE1 Finsbury, 1 Arlington Way Shakespeares Head The windows have Courage cockerels, plus gold lettering 'COURAGE & BARCLAY', most of which has apparently 'fallen off'. Courage & Barclay Ltd only existed from 1955 to 1960, and this would agree with the apparent age of this pub. WRB photo 2007 Picture

London EC1

Whitbread & Co Ltd London, EC1 Finsbury, 21 Dingley Place Princess Alice (former) Long closed as a pub. During building works in December 2013, a fascia with raised lettering was revealed: 'WHITBREAD'S ALES & STOUT...WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANT & BLENDER'. 2013 pics with the Whitbread fascia are viewable on Pubs Galore: http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubpictures/71724/. Later images on Google show the building surrounded by scaffolding. TrC 2013 .

London EC1

Whitbread - the national brewery conglemerate Finsbury, 37 Central Street White Lion (former) Facing Bastwick Street, mounted above the hanging sign: 'WHITBREAD PLC ... 1742' in an oval around the brewery's 'deer' trademark, surrounded by hop leaf and barley decoration. Closed by 2015, and the Whitbread signage was removed as part of the conversion works. TrC 2014; TrC 2016 .
GONE

London EC1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Hatton Garden, 3 Hatton Wall Hat & Tun To the left, inside the recessed entrance, a polychromatic glass panel with the Charrington's 'toff' motif and 'WINES & SPIRITS'. TrC 2016 .

London EC1

Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Old Street, 1 Vince Street (235 Old Street) Nelsons Retreat (renamed) Next to the front door, a small roundel with a stag in the centre and 'WATNEY COMBE REID ... 1898'. The pub was painted black all over and renamed later in 2014. SP photo 2014; TrC 2014 Picture

London EC1

Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Old Street, 220 City Road Royal Star Two 'Stag' lanterns. With refurbishment of the pub in about 2011, these lanterns were removed. WRB photo 2006; TrC 2014 Picture
GONE

London EC1

Taylor Walker & Co Ltd Limehouse, E14 Old Street, 73 City Road Angel There is a fine old decorative etched window with the brewery's trade mark, a cannon, illustrated. Also at least four etched windows with 'Taylor Walker' in gold lettering, two with a 'cannon'. Finally, a modern board sign on the corner with the pub name and 'TAYLOR WALKER'. TrC reports that renovation of the pub in 2015 has resulted in removal of the Taylor Walker livery. SRH photo 2006; WRB photo 2006; JSe photo 2009; TrC 2015 Picture
GONE

London EC1

Whitbread & Co Ltd London, EC1 Old Street, Baldwin Street Old Fountain One of the front doors features the Whitbread tankard in the glass; together with a letter 'W' and the brewery's 'deer' trademark. SP 2009; SRH 2009; JSe photo 2009 Picture

London EC1

Whitbread & Co Ltd London, EC1 Old Street, Garrett Street Whitbread Stables (former) Whitbread's multi-storey stabling. There is a large stone plaque on the Garrett Street side with incised lettering: 'WHITBREAD & Co Ltd ... STABLING ... ERECTED 1897'. It has a rear yard entrance from Nags Head Court, to the immediate south. CBr photo 2011 Picture

London EC2

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Moorgate, 52 Wilson Street Flying Horse A hanging illuminated sign - a gold Courage cockerel on red background. This sign was removed in about 2014. WRB 2003; TrC 2014 .
GONE

London EC2

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Shoreditch, 38 Great Eastern Street Old Blue Last A painted but fading stone sign on the gable wall of the next-door building is obscured by a hoarding and is barely visible: 'The Old Blue Last. The First House Where Porter Was Sold. Truman Hanbury, Buxton & Co. Entire'. On the curved corner parapet is a stone panel with incut lettering: 'OLD BLUE LAST ... AD 1700 ... REBUILT 1876 ... TRUMAN HANBURY BUXTON & cos ENTIRE'. This sign was deteriorating in 2006 but was beautifully restored by 2014. There is also a window with 'TRUMAN'S LONDON' in gold lettering. Also relatively modern Truman painted board signs. Inside is a large Truman's bar back mirror with gilt lettering reading 'TRUMAN, HANBURY, BUXTON & CO'S LTD PALE & BURTON ALES & IMPERIAL STOUT'. DK 2003; WRB photo 2006; SP photo 2014; TrC 2016 Picture

London EC2

Whitbread & Co Ltd London, EC1 Shoreditch, 78 Paul Street Princess of Shoreditch (formerly Princess Royal) To a window above an internal entrance vestibule, in gold applied lettering: 'WHITBREAD'. TrC 2016 .

London EC2

Meux's Brewery Co Ltd - Horseshoe Breweries: London WC1 and SW8 Shoreditch, 93 Leonard Street Griffin A fine tiled frontage in shades of brown and maroon. Several framed tiled panels with lettering in dark brown: (1) 'MEUX'S FAMOUS STOUT AND PERFECT PALE ALES IN BOTTLE AND ON DRAUGHT' (2) 'MEUX'S PERFECT ALES' (3) 'MEUX'S FAMOUS STOUT' (two examples). Also two etched windows with a horse shoe surrounding - 'MEUX'S'. MDa points out that the pub also has signs for Young's, Charrington, Whitbread and Ind Coope (Allied Breweries)! WRB photo 2006; MDa 2008 Picture

London EC3

Hoare & Co Ltd London, E1 Aldgate, 36 Jewry Street Hennessy's (until 2003 was the Three Tuns and it has reverted to this name) This pub has two exterior 'Toby' plaques - these are just about six inches square. Inside the ground floor bar are two much larger, wall-mounted Toby plaques which also have the legend "A CHARRINGTON'S HOUSE". These may have previously been outside. Correspondent RHu feels that the exterior ones may be pre-Charrington Hoare plaques. SRH photo 2006; RHu 2013; TrC 2014 Picture

London EC3

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Aldgate, 48 Crutched Friars Cheshire Cheese Underneath a railway bridge. Modern gold letters above the central window array: 'CHARRINGTON'. TrC photo 2014 Picture

London EC4

Worthington & Co Ltd Burton-upon-Trent Blackfriars, 174 Queen Victoria Street Black Friar Four art nouveau plaques - four different variations - all advertising Worthington Burton Ales - on draught, in bottle etc. A CAMRA National Inventory pub. SP photo 2005 Picture

London EC4

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc City, 22 Fleet Street Olde Cock Tavern In front of the first floor oriel window is a gold Courage cockerel mounted on a projecting bracket. TrC 2014 .

London EC4

Courage & Co Ltd Southwark, SE1 City, 29 Bush Lane Bell Gold Courage cockerel above the hanging sign. Red projecting sign with gold Courage cockerel. Inside, the bar-back canopy has 'THE BELL ... COURAGE' cut-out lettering, illuminated from behind. WRB 2006; BI 2008; SP 2010 .

London EC4

Wm Younger & Co Ltd Edinburgh City, 42 Ludgate Hill Olde London The front leaded window included lettering: 'Wm YOUNGER ... Estd 1749'. Each side is 'LUNCHEONS ... SCOTCH ALES'. In 2014, the Younger's lettering was removed and replaced with plain glass, albeit retaining the leaded windows. WRB: "What fools." WRB photo 2006; SP photo 2010; WRB 2014; SP photo 2015 Picture
GONE

London EC4

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc City, 7 St Andrews Hill Cockpit (formerly Three Castles) A small square 'COURAGE' lantern with a 'cockerel' in colour on one face on the St Andrews Hill fascia; above the fascia is a square projecting sign with a gold 'cockerel' on red background. Painted name 'COURAGE' above the entrance. TrC 2014 .

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