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Defunct Brewery Livery

26 February 2017

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London WC1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Bloomsbury, 1 Pakenham Street Pakenham Arms (former) Two small painted windows, one featuring the Charrington 'Toby', the other with a 'Toff' character holding a glass of wine (see also White Horse, Chelmsford). Windows removed by 2015. KH photo 2007; TrC 2015 Picture
GONE

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Taylor Walker & Co Ltd Limehouse, E14 Bloomsbury, 105 Kings Cross Road Carpenters (formerly Carpenters Arms) 'TAYLOR WALKER' lettering on the hanging sign, with the brewery's 'cannon' device above; two lanterns with 'TAYLOR WALKER' and 'cannon' motifs. TrC 2014 .

London WC1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Bloomsbury, 11a Northington Street Kings Arms Attractive painted windows in the brewery's colours of orange and green: 'CHARRINGTON' and 'KINGS ARMS'. The upper panels feature small 'Toby' illustrations in green on white. The pub had been renamed by 2014 but the Charrington windows survive. WRB photo 2007; SP 2014 Picture

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Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Bloomsbury, 133 Grays Inn Road Blue Lion Built in the 1930s by A E Sewell for Trumans. Inside, there is a degraded terracotta 'eagle' motif to the top of a fireplace surround. TrC photo 2016 Picture

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Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Bloomsbury, 141 Kings Cross Road Northumberland Arms Two scroll devices on the fascia with '1898 ... WATNEY COMBE REID'; one on the Kings Cross Road frontage and one on the Wicklow Street frontage. TrC 2014 .

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Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Bloomsbury, 2 Acton Street Prince Albert (former) By A E Sewell for Trumans, 1922. Corner tiles - gold on grey - on the corner splay above the entrance: '1922 ... TRUMAN HANBURY BUXTON & Co. Ltd.' and 'THE PRINCE ALBERT'. Also fascia tiles with the former pub name. Converted to a restaurant. MAP 2003; WRB photo 2007 Picture

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Taylor Walker & Co Ltd Limehouse, E14 Bloomsbury, 27 Museum Street Plough Etched windows with gold lettering 'Taylor Walker'; door glass features similar lettering and the company's 'cannon' trademark. Brass plaque - 'Taylor Walker' with trademark and 'Estd LONDON 1730'. Brass plates on the windowsills. Some of the windows look modern. Inside, there is an old etched and painted Taylor Walker panel incorporated into the bar-back in the front room. BL 2001; WRB photo 2007; SP photo 2014 Picture

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Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Bloomsbury, 28 Harrison Street Harrison (formerly Harrison Arms) Several painted windows with 'WATNEYS' and 'WATNEY'S ALES'. WRB photo 2006 Picture

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Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Bloomsbury, 47 Tonbridge Street Dolphin Either side of the door, a pictorial tiled sign. On the left, 'REIDS STOUT' and an image of a griffin. On the right, 'WATNEYS ALES' and a stag image. Brackets for hanging baskets have been added to the top of each panel. The hanging sign is topped with a modern roundel 'WATNEY COMBE REID ... 1898' around a stag illustration. JJ 2003; SP 2005; WRB photo 2009 Picture

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Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Bloomsbury, 49 Great Russell Street Museum Tavern Interior. The bar-back incoporates several old fixed mirrors, including one with 'WATNEY & Co's IMPERIAL STOUT'. SP photo 2014 Picture

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Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Bloomsbury, 61 Swinton Street Kings Head (renamed Kings Cross Arms) Two tiled Charrington panels. (1) Flying Tankard logo including '1757 ... CHARRINGTON', and lettering 'THE HOUSE OF TOBY'. (2) A 'Toby' in relief with 'TOBY ALE'. SRH photo 2007; TrC 2014 Picture

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Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Bloomsbury, 66 Acton Street Queens Head 'CHARRINGTON' lettering on the hanging sign. TrC 2014 .

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Friary Meux - Allied Breweries subsidiary Bloomsbury, 7 Roger Street Duke of York A Meux 'horseshoe' lantern. Etched windows with red painted lettering: 'IND COOPE' and 'DOUBLE DIAMOND'. Also a doormat with 'MEUX'S BEERS'! All these features survive in 2014. A CAMRA National Inventory pub. WRB photo 2007; SP 2014 Picture

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Whitbread & Co Ltd London, EC1 Bloomsbury, 9 Mabledon Place Mabels Tavern (originally the Kentish Arms) High on an exterior wall is a round plaque with a tankard and 'W' initial. WRB photo 2006 Picture

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Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Finsbury West, 22 Easton Street Easton (formerly Queens Head) Above the hanging sign on each elevation is a relatively modern 'Watney Combe Reid' roundel. SP 2014; TrC 2014 .

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Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 St Pancras, 116 Cromer Street Boot An attractive interwar Charrington's frontage. Three spherical Bass Charrington lanterns below the fascia. At left and right displaying a Bass 'red triangle' motif and the centre one with lettering 'CHARRINGTON'. To right of the entrance, a small oval Charrington's 'Toby' plaque. SP 2014; TrC 2014 .

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Whitbread & Co Ltd London, EC1 St Pancras, Britannia Street - Wicklow Street Whitbread Brewery offices (former) In the stone tympanum above the corner door, the Whitbread trademark and raised lettering 'ERECTED A.D. 1900 ... OFFICES'. WRB 2008; SP photo 2011 Picture

London WC2

Hoare & Co Ltd London, E1 Covent Garden, 14 New Row White Swan - later O'Neill's Converted to an 'Irish' bar but retains its original 'Hoare & Co's Celebrated Imperial Stout & Sparkling Ales' mirror. DK 2003 .

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Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Covent Garden, 22 Neal Street Crown & Anchor Tiled faience incorporating five green tiled shields: 'WATNEYS PIMLICO ALES' (x2); 'REID'S STOUT' (x2); 'REID'S STOUT IN BOTTLE' (x1). BL 2002; SRH photo 2007 Picture

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Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Covent Garden, 42 Wellington Street Coach & Horses A 'WATNEY COMBE REID - 1898' roundel with stag motif tops the hanging sign. In etched glass to the main central window, lettering: 'WATNEY COMBE REID'. TrC 2016 .

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Meux's Brewery Co Ltd - Horseshoe Breweries: London WC1 and SW8 Covent Garden, 90 St Martins Lane Salisbury This famous 'gin palace' style pub has a large clock outside which features 'MEUX'S' and the Meux Brewery horseshoe logo on all three faces, although two are fading. Also one inside? PM 2003; SRH 2006; WRB photo 2007 Picture

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Wm Younger & Co Ltd Edinburgh Holborn, 12 Gate Street Ship Tavern Leaded glass panels inside the windows: 'WM YOUNGER' and 'WM YOUNGER'S SCOTCH ALES'. This pub was rebuilt by Youngers in 1923. SP 2004; WRB photo 2006 Picture

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Hoare & Co Ltd London, E1 Holborn, 28 Portugal Street George IV A corner pub rebuilt in 1899 by Hoare & Co. Two panels on the corner splay; (1) Upper panel - 'THE GEORGE THE FOURTH' around a guinea medallion with the king's head; (2) Lower panel - 'HOARE & Cos CELEBRATED THREE GUINEA STOUT'. RF on info BHS Jnl 98; BL 2003; SP 2006; WRB photo 2006 Picture

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Whitbread & Co Ltd London, EC1 Leicester Square, 17-21 Leicester Square Burger King (formerly Samuel Whitbread) Built by Whitbreads in 1958. At high level facing Leicester Square are the remains of a former letter sign 'WHITBREAD'. This may have incorporated a weather display at one time. JSe photo 2014; TrC 2015 Picture

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Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery St Giles, 31 Endell Street Cross Keys Interior. The top-piece of the bar-back has back-lit lettering 'WATNEYS ALES ... CROSS KEYS' twice. SP 2014 .

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Wm Younger & Co Ltd Edinburgh Strand, Savoy Street Savoy Tup (formerly New Savoy Tavern) By J Quilter for Youngers in 1926. Above the first-floor windows is a metal plate with 'Wm YOUNGER & Co LTD'. KR photo 2006 Picture

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