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Defunct Brewery Livery

5 June 2017

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County Brewery Location Premises Description Contributors Photo?
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London SW 1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Belgravia, 29 Passmore Street Fox & Hounds A former Charrington pub now owned by Young's. Internal: the top-piece of the bar-back has 'CHARRINGTON' lettering - painted-out but still visible. SP 2016 .

London SW 1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Pimlico, 110 Vauxhall Bridge Road Surprise (Surprise At Pimlico) (closed?) A corner pub; next to the door on each elevation is a small oval Charrington plaque. SP 2016; TrC 2017 .

London SW 1

Taylor Walker & Co Ltd Limehouse, E14 Pimlico, 171 Vauxhall Bridge Road Duchess of Clarence (demolished) Fine stone panel with a large raised stonework cannon trademark. Gone - reported demolished in 2002. BL 2001 .
GONE

London SW 1

H & G Simonds Ltd Reading St James's, 6 Bennet Street Blue Posts This pub was rebuilt in 1956. Included amongst the multiple signage around the pub was a 'hop leaf' symbol and lettering 'SIMONDS'. The pub was demolished in about 2013. SRH photo 2008; TrC 2015 Picture
GONE

London SW 1

Wood, CJ & Co London, SW1 Westminster, 2 Strutton Ground Kings Arms (several renamings including Graftons and Grafton Arms) High on the parapet to the side wall in incised lettering is a large inscription 'WOOD AND … THE KINGS ARMS ... Co's ENTIRE'. The inscription is quite hard to see as it has a taller modern neighbour separated only by a narrow alley. The brewery was adjacent to the pub. SRH 2006; SP photo 2013 Picture

London SW 1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Westminster, 35 Willow Place Coach & Horses This pub was rebuilt in 1938 and features a Charrington's 'Flying Tankard' on its frontage. SRH photo 2007 Picture

London SW 1

Taylor Walker & Co Ltd Limehouse, E14 Westminster, 48 Parliament Street Red Lion Windows with gold lettering: the pub name and 'TAYLOR WALKER'. PM 2003; DT photo 2003 Picture

London SW 2

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Streatham Hill, 2A Streatham Hill Crown & Sceptre Truman's fascia, lettering gold on red. Streatham Hill elevation - 'OFF LICENCE - CROWN & SCEPTRE - TRUMAN'S BURTON ALES'. Streatham Place elevation - 'TRUMAN'S LONDON & BURTON ALES - CROWN & SCEPTRE - SALOON'. The Truman signs are rather overwhelmed by the modern Wetherspoon signage. TACS; WRB photo 2003 Picture

London SW 3

Whitbread - the national brewery conglemerate Chelsea, 13 Britten Street Builders Arms Mounted above the pole sign: 'WHITBREAD PLC ... 1742' in an oval around the brewery's 'deer' trademark, surrounded by hop leaf and barley decoration. TrC 2016 .

London SW 3

Barclay Perkins & Co Ltd Southwark, SE1 Chelsea, 27 Tryon Street Queens Head Interior. The saloon bar fireplace has pictorial tiles showing historical pub scenes, and two tiles of Doctor Johnson, the brewery's trade mark. DIn photo 2012 Picture

London SW 3

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Chelsea, 27 Tryon Street Queens Head A gold Courage cockerel on the hanging sign. SRH 2009 .

London SW 3

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Chelsea, 279 Brompton Road Hour Glass This pub was rebuilt in 1936 and has two large tiled plaques at ground floor level, featuring the 'Toby' character in relief, plus lettering: 'CHARRINGTON'S ... 1757 ... THE HOUSE OF TOBY'. At first floor level is a rare mosaic Charrington’s 'Flying Tankard' plaque. SRH photo 2009 Picture

London SW 4

H & G Simonds Ltd Reading Clapham, 2 The Polygon Rose & Crown A large tiled sign panel below the top floor windows - pale gold on bottle green lettering - 'SIMONDS NOTED ALES & STOUT'. Now a Greene King pub. RF/DP/DK 2003; SRH photo 2009 Picture

London SW 4

E Lacon & Co Ltd Great Yarmouth Clapham, 38 Old Town Prince of Wales This pub has a rare London example of a Lacon's 'Falcon' plaque between the windows of the ground floor frontage. SRH photo 2009 Picture

London SW 5

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Earls Court, 17 Hogarth Place Kings Head This pub was rebuilt by Charrington in 1937, and has a contemporary-style ventilation grill with 'TOBY' lettering. SRH photo 2008 Picture

London SW 6

Royal Brewery (Brentford) Ltd Brentford Fulham, 17 Vanston Place Jolly Maltster (renamed Malt House) Rebuilt by Royal Brewery 1900-1901. Three plaques with raised stone lettering including 'THE ROYAL BREWERY ALES' and 'ROYAL BREWERY SPARKLING ALES'. BL 2002; KLa photo 2011 Picture

London SW 6

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Fulham, 425 New Kings Road Larrik (formerly Kings Arms) A large neon letter sign 'CHARRINGTONS ALES' on the end wall; a poster panel which was slightly obscuring the sign in 2006 had been removed by 2014. Also 'KINGS ARMS 1888' in a panel on the curved frontage. Listed building. DK 2003; WRB photo 2006; SP photo 2014 Picture

London SW 6

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Fulham, 563 Fulham Road White Hart (former) Between the first and second floor windows, a large lettered sign - each letter fixed separately with neon tube on surface - 'CHARRINGTONS'. Converted to a restaurant, and the Charrington sign removed by 2007. TrC 2015 .
GONE

London SW 6

Taylor Walker & Co Ltd Limehouse, E14 Fulham, 617 Kings Road Hand & Flower A Taylor Walker 'cannon' device tops the sign bracket facing Kings Road. TrC 2014 .

London SW 6

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc West Brompton, 11 Lillee Road Imperial Arms A gold Courage cockerel mounted above the iron hanging sign bracket. AH 2013 .

London SW 6

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent West Brompton, 16 Seagrave Road Atlas Interior. At the rear is panelling with lettering in gold advertising Truman's range of beers; plus TRUMAN'S lettering in the fixed mirror over a fireplace. CAMRA 2007 .

London SW 8

Wenlock Brewery Co Ltd Shoreditch, N1 South Lambeth, 256 Wandsworth Road New Portland Arms A stone-tiled panel above the second floor windows: 'THE WENLOCK BREWERY Co Ltd'. Later revealed, a stone-tiled fascia with raised lettering: WINES ... WENLOCK ALES & STOUT ... WINES'. SRH photo 2009; SP 2015 Picture

London SW 9

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Brixton, 204 Ferndale Road Duke of Edinburgh A corner pub by A E Sewell for Trumans, 1936-1937. In 2009, the exterior featured 1970s branding, but this had been removed by 2012. Over each doorway is a roundel with the Truman eagle in a decorative stone panel. Inside, the bar-backs feature Truman lettering advertising the brewery's products, and there are at least two fixed mirrors with 'TRUMAN'S' above fireplaces. A listed building. KR photo 2008; SP 2009 Picture

London SW 9

John Lovibond & Sons Ltd - Greenwich and Salisbury Brixton, 28 Clapham Road Former pub This former pub is closed and has been used as a shop. On the side wall is a fine stone panel with lettering: 'JOHN LOVIBOND & SONS Ltd ... BEERS WINES SPIRITS TABLE WATERS ... BREWERIES GREENWICH & SALISBURY'. SRH photo 2007 Picture

London SW 9

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Brixton, 443 Coldharbour Lane Coach & Horses (former) On the side elevation, an oval Truman's hanging sign and a Truman's lantern. Last used as retail? SP photo 2009 Picture

London SW 9

Young & Co's Brewery Ltd Wandsworth, SW18 Brixton, 45 Trinity Gardens Trinity Arms Tiled panels next to the doors, all with an attractive coloured 'Ram' at the top, then 'YOUNG & CO'S ... ALES & STOUT'; and then the room names underneath. SP photo 2009 Picture

London SW 9

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Stockwell, 90 Stockwell Road Plough (former) By A E Sewell for Trumans, 1930s. At first-floor level is a large faience tiled panel with a Truman eagle in a roundel, plus 'TRUMANS ... ESTd 1666'. Closed in 2008 for conversion to flats. KR photo 2007 Picture

London SW11

Watney & Co Ltd Pimlico, SW1 Battersea, 109 Battersea Bridge Road Union Arms This pub retains good Watney’s signage. Either side of the door are old, slate plaques: (1) 'WATNEY & COMPys PIMLICO ALES'; (2) 'WATNEY & COMPys IMPERIAL STOUT'. There are five small Watney 'Stag' lanterns along the front. The side wall also has a large, fairly modern Watney Combe Reid sign with a stag illustration. Could the slate plaques pre-date the merger of Watney with Combe and Reid in 1898? SRH photo 2009 Picture

London SW11

Bass, Ratcliffe & Gretton Ltd Burton-upon-Trent Battersea, 66 Latchmere Road Fox & Hounds This pub has one surviving window with a blue triangle Bass logo. SRH photo 2009 Picture

London SW11

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Clapham Junction, 102 Lavender Hill Crown Tiled lettering - white on black. Fascia: 'TRUMAN HANBURY BUXTON & Co Ltd'. Wall panel featuring the Truman 'Eagle' and: 'THE CROWN HOTEL ... · TRUMAN · HANBURY · BUXTON · & · Co · Ltd · ... · BURTON · ALES · ... · ESTld · 1669 ·'. JJ 2003; SRH photo 2009 Picture

London SW14

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 East Sheen, 1 Princes Road Queens Arms (former) No longer a pub. Corner building with a fine Charrington's tiled fascia: 'CHARRINGTON'S FINE ALES ... CHARRINGTON'S NOTED STOUT, BITTER, & BOTTLED BEERS.'. Between the windows is a tiled panel with the brewery's 'Anchor' trademark and '1757'. LBa photo 2007 Picture

London SW17

Barclay Perkins & Co Ltd Southwark, SE1 Tooting Graveney, 76 Mitcham Road Antelope Interior: Illuminated bar-back fitting with 'Barclay Perkins'. CAMRA London Drinker 2010 .

London SW17

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Tooting, 13 Tooting Grove Little House (ex Queen Victoria) (former) Tiled panels each side of the disused central doorway: (1) 'Flying Tankard' (2) 'Toby Jug'. Reported in 2011 that the pub had been converted to flats, but that the panels survive. CAMRA London Drinker 2010; DIn 2011 .

London SW17

Hodgson's Kingston Brewery Co Ltd Kingston upon Thames Tooting, 148 Tooting High Street Trafalgar Arms By Joseph Hill for Hodgson's (Kingston) Brewery, 1930. Unusual art deco frontage with egg-shell glazed faience supplied from Hathern. High on the front elevation, relief lettering - 'HODGSON'S KINGSTON ALES' and 'HODGSON'S KINGSTON STOUT'. GB 2003; JSe photo 2005 Picture

London SW17

Courage & Co Ltd Southwark, SE1 Tooting, 60 Selkirk Road Selkirk Two 'old-style' Courage lanterns. SP photo 2009 Picture

London SW17

Hodgson's Kingston Brewery Co Ltd Kingston upon Thames Tooting, 60 Selkirk Road Selkirk A large plaster panel on a gable; in a roundel: 'KINGSTON BREWERY SURREY' surrounding the brewery's trade mark of a 'K', a cask and three fishes. Also a cast iron 'No public right of way' sign with 'HODGSONS' KINGSTON BREWERY Co., Ltd.'. BHK photo 2012 Picture

London SW18

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Wandsworth, 107 Garrett Lane Horse & Groom Built 1911; more recently an 'Irish' pub. Two terracotta ovals on the front, one of which has a 'THB' monogram. KR 2007 .

London SW18

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Wandsworth, 135 East Hill Royal Oak Originally a beerhouse for Stansfeld & Co, Swan Brewery Fulham, but acquired by Hoare & Co in the 1930s. Much altered in 1937 by Charringtons. On the frontage, two tiled 'HOUSE OF TOBY' plaques featuring the 'Toby' image. SP 2009; DIn 2011 .

London SW19

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Merton, 15 Merton High Street Nelson Arms A corner building with a fabulous tiled frontage on both elevations. Front fascia - 'CHARRINGTONS - THE NELSON ARMS - ALES AND STOUT'. Side fascia - 'CHARRINGTONS - ALES & STOUT'. Several pictorial tiles. JSe photo 2005; DIn 2011 Picture

London SW19

Taylor Walker & Co Ltd Limehouse, E14 Merton, 2 Modern Road Grove Tavern The pole sign features the brewery's 'cannon' in the ironwork. SP photo 2009 Picture

London SW19

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Merton, 25 Abbey Road Princess Royal Two red projecting signs featuring a gold cockerel. SP 2009 .

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