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Defunct Brewery Livery

2 January 2017

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London W 1

Wm Younger & Co Ltd Edinburgh Fitzrovia, 102 New Cavendish Street Stags Head Rebuilt by Youngers to John T Quilter's designs in 1940. On the corner is a curved iron sign, topped with a stag's head, and with lettering: 'Wm YOUNGER & CO LTD'. WRB photo 2007 Picture

London W 1

Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Fitzrovia, 1-2 Foley Street King & Queen Over the corner door, a lantern sign featuring 'WATNEY COMBE REID ... 1898' and the 'Stag' illustration. There is also a WCR roundel over the hanging sign. WRB photo 2009; SP 2014 Picture

London W 1

Wenlock Brewery Co Ltd Shoreditch, N1 Fitzrovia, 134 New Cavendish Street Ship Small Wenlock Brewery Co sign on the outside wall (2003). Inside is a treasure trove of Wenlock and Bass artefacts, including Wenlock mirrors, metal 'Wenlock Ales & Stout' plaque, a 'Wenlock's No. 1 House' sign and a unique 'Bass, Wenlock & Charrington' mirror. In 2007, there were at least three plaques outside with 'WENLOCK BREWERY Co's FINE ALES', some with what appear to be modern fittings. Also Bass signs. DK 2003; WRB photo 2007 Picture

London W 1

Bass, Ratcliffe & Gretton Ltd Burton-upon-Trent Fitzrovia, 134 New Cavendish Street Ship Two lantern signs with 'BASS ON DRAUGHT' and the red triangle trademark. An oval hanging sign with the red triangle and 'BASS ON DRAUGHT ... SALOON BAR'. Inside is a unique 'Bass, Wenlock & Charrington' mirror. Also Wenlock signs and memorabilia. Regrettably, this pub no longer sells Draught Bass. DK 2003; WRB photo 2007 Picture

London W 1

Whitbread & Co Ltd London, EC1 Fitzrovia, 15 Tottenham Street Hope In a first floor window, a modern transfer with Whitbread's 'deer' logo and 'ESTd 1747'. SP photo 2014 Picture

London W 1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Fitzrovia, 23 Rathbone Street Newman Arms The pub's oval Charrington plaque has been remounted on the wall inside the bar. The former pub sign with 'CHARRINGTON' lettering is affixed to an outside wall at the rear. SP 2014; TrC 2016 .

London W 1

Wm Younger & Co Ltd Edinburgh Fitzrovia, 25 Rathbone Place Wheatsheaf By John T Quilter for Youngers in 1931. The front leaded window features 'Wm YOUNGER & Co Ltd' in blue glass. Beside the main door is a plaque including 'WM YOUNGER' and Younger's 'Father William' trademark. KR photo 2006; SRH photo 2007 Picture

London W 1

Wenlock Brewery Co Ltd Shoreditch, N1 Fitzrovia, 68-70 Whitfield Street Carpenters Arms 1930s tiled frontage. At first floor level bove the corner door is a large tiled panel 'WENLOCK ALES & STOUTS'. The tiled fascia has 'WENLOCK ALES ... 68-70 ... WINES ... WENLOCK ALES & STOUTS'. WRB 2009; SRH 2009; SP photo 2015 Picture

London W 1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Fitzrovia, 84 Cleveland Street Bromley Arms (former) This former pub has 'CHARRINGTON'S ALES' in tiles - brown lettering on cream - on each ground floor fascia. The pub is closed and in use as offices. SRH photo 2007 Picture

London W 1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Marylebone, 13 Westmoreland Street Kings Head Internal. The canopy over the counter has a brass 'CHARRINGTON' plaque. Now a Greene King pub. SP 2015 .

London W 1

H & G Simonds Ltd Reading Marylebone, 24 James Street Lamb & Flag The hanging sign has 'SIMONDS' lettering and the 'Hop Leaf' trademark. Is this original or a more recent re-creation? SRH photo 2008 Picture

London W 1

Wm Younger & Co Ltd Edinburgh Marylebone, 44 Blandford Street Tudor Rose The pub was rebuilt by Youngers to designs by J Quilter in 1936 in Tudor style. The leaded windows include lettering: 'WM YOUNGER & CO LTD ... EDINBURGH ... SCOTCH ALE ... MILD & PALE ALES'; also small painted panels showing Aberdeen and Edinburgh Castle. The drainage ironwork features thistles and the initials 'WY'. SP 2006; SRH 2007; WRB photo 2007 Picture

London W 1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Marylebone, 45 Harrowby Street Duke of York Two lanterns with 'CHARRINGTON' lettering applied to clear glass. WRB 2008 .

London W 1

Wm Younger & Co Ltd Edinburgh Mayfair, 5 Bruton Street Coach & Horses A rebuild of an old pub in 1933 by William Younger, to the design of John T Quilter. The magnificent leaded windows feature several examples of 'Wm YOUNGER & Co Ltd' and 'SCOTCH ALES'. The painted fascia has 'Wm YOUNGERS FINE ALES'. Below the windows are brass rails with the pub name in script. SRH 2007; WRB photo 2007 Picture

London W 1

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Mayfair, 5 Pollen Street Black Lion & French Horn Two fine ceramic plaques in full colour featuring the 'Toby' character and 'TOBY ALES'. Probably dating from the building of the pub by Charringtons in 1937. There is also a "Respect our neighbours" notice with 'BaSS' and the triangle trademark. NC 2003; WRB photo 2007 Picture

London W 1

Taylor Walker & Co Ltd Limehouse, E14 Soho, 1 D'Arblay Street George Three windows with 'TAYLOR WALKER' in gold lettering in a central panel. Others have the pub name in similar lettering. This was originally a Meux pub; the Taylor Walker re-branding took place in the 1980s: these glass panels replaced the original Meux panels. In 2014, only one of the brewery panels survives: the pub is in Shepherd Neame ownership. SP photo 2006; SRH 2007; JOB 2012; SP 2014 Picture

London W 1

Meux's Brewery Co Ltd - Horseshoe Breweries: London WC1 and SW8 Soho, 1 D'Arblay Street George Interior: a large, ornate 'MEUX & Co's CELEBRATED ALES' mirror. DK 2003; SP 2014 .

London W 1

Bass, Ratcliffe & Gretton Ltd Burton-upon-Trent Soho, 18 Argyll Street Argyll Arms Until recently this pub always sold Bass. Inside is a marvellous large fixed Bass mirror; also on a doorpost in the front bar is a small old brass plate with 'BASS'. SP photo 2006 Picture

London W 1

Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Soho, 22 Berwick Street Blue Posts Two windows with lettering: (1) 'WATNEYS' in white; (2) 'WATNEYS ALES' in red. Also a Watney Combe Reid lantern with the stag trademark. WRB photo 2007 Picture

London W 1

Ind Coope Ltd - Station Street, Burton-upon-Trent and Star Brewery, Romford Soho, 29 Greek Street Coach & Horses ('Normans') Internal. The postwar bar-back top piece has illuminated cut-out lettering: 'DOUBLE DIAMOND ... IND COOPE ... SKOL LAGER'. There are also Taylor Walker 'cannons' mounted above the two exterior hanging signs; and three Taylor Walker lanterns. The Taylor Walker signs are probably from a later re-marketing. SP 2013; TrC 2014 .

London W 1

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Soho, 62 Poland Street Star & Garter On the front windows in gold lettering: 'COURAGE BEST BITTER' and 'COURAGE DIRECTORS BITTER'. Also a gold cockerel above the ironwork of the hanging sign. The pub was formerly owned by Style & Winch of Maidstone, and the windows previously advertised "Maidstone Ales". SP 2006; WRB photo 2007 Picture

London W 1

Wm Younger & Co Ltd Edinburgh Soho, 77 Wardour Street Duke of Wellington Above a door is a fragment of leaded glass with the initial 'Y'. KR photo 2006 Picture

London W 2

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Bayswater, 1 Wellington Terrace Champion This corner pub retains most of its Charrington leaded windows. One of the windows features a version of the brewery's 'Flying Tankard' device. TrC photo 2016 Picture

London W 2

Whitbread - the national brewery conglemerate Bayswater, 24 Craven Terrace Mitre A Whitbread oval with 'deer' trade mark above the hanging sign frame; all detail painted black. Now a Young's pub. TrC 2014 .

London W 2

Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Paddington, 1 Craven Road Pride of Paddington (formerly Westbourne Tavern) A corner pub; on two elevations, the hanging sign is topped with a modern roundel 'WATNEY COMBE REID ... 1898' around a stag illustration. WRB 2007; SP 2016 .

London W 2

Firkin brewpubs - various locations Paddington, 15 Chilworth Street Fettler (formerly Fettler & Firkin, originally Queens Railway Tavern) (closed) 'FETTLER & FIRKIN' painted wall lettering in typical style for this chain of brewpubs; 'FIRKIN' lettering to the hanging sign. Closed in about 2011 and converted to a house. All signs removed. WRB 2007; TrC 2014 .
GONE

London W 2

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Paddington, 28 Praed Street Grand Junction Arms (former) The pub is now used as a restaurant. Fine early 20c faience and timbered exterior. There are two large tiled panels on both front and rear elevations: 'TRUMANS LONDON STOUT' and 'TRUMANS BURTON ALES'. At the front of the pub, there is a glazed panel featuring the brewery's 'Eagle on Rock' trademark in colour, and gold lettering: 'TRUMAN'S'. At the corner of the building, at first floor level, is a further large tiled sign with decorative gold lettering: 'TRUMAN HANBURY BUXTON & Co Ltd ... LONDON & BURTON'. WRB photo 2006; SRH photo 2009 Picture

London W 2

Wm Younger & Co Ltd Edinburgh Paddington, 38 Connaught Street Duke of Kendal Adjacent to the Connaught Street door, a wall-mounted brass 'opening times' plaque, featuring 'EST 1749 ('Father William' illustration) Wm YOUNGER' SP 2016 .

London W 2

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Westbourne Park, 30 Alexander Street Durham Castle (former) Closed in about 2007 and converted to residential use. Above a ground floor window, a painted panel with 'TRUMAN' lettering, degraded but still visible. TrC 2014; SP photo 2016 Picture

London W 3

Isleworth Brewery Ltd Isleworth Acton, 211 High Street Six Bells A decorative stone panel at first-floor level with monogram 'I B Ltd'. WRB photo 2008 Picture

London W 3

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Acton, 264 High Street White Hart (renamed Aeronaut) For many years, this pub had modern signboards. When the pub was renamed and reopened at the end of 2013, the boards were removed to reveal Truman tiled panels: (1) Under the second floor windows on the front elevation: 'TRUMAN HANBURY BUXTON'; (2) At high level on both end gables: 'TRUMAN HANBURY BUXTON & Co Ltd'. Major fire damage - New Year 2017. SP photo 2016 Picture

London W 4

Sich & Co Ltd Chiswick, W4 Chiswick, 270 Chiswick High Road (Barley Mow Passage) Barley Mow Faint painted sign on the South-East corner at first floor level - 'The - Barley - Mow - Sich's - Entire'. SH 2003 .

London W 4

Young & Co's Brewery Ltd Wandsworth, SW18 Chiswick, 374 High Road Crown & Anchor A fine faience frontage added by Youngs in about 1936. There are many tiled panels at ground floor level with 'YOUNG & CO'S ALES & STOUT' with a coloured image of a ram above and the name of the pub room below, for instance 'LUNCHEON ROOM', 'LOUNGE', 'SALOON BAR', PUBLIC BAR'. The tiled fascia has the pub name and 'YOUNG & CO'. On the splayed corner at high level is a large tiled panel with 'YOUNG & CO' and a large coloured image of a ram. SP photo 2012 Picture

London W 4

Sich & Co Ltd Chiswick, W4 Chiswick, Church Street Sich & Co's Brewery (former) The brewery tower survives, adjacent to Fuller's Brewery. Around the top is lettering 'LAMB BREWERY' and 'SICH & Co Ltd'. SP photo 2012 Picture

London W 5

Isleworth Brewery Ltd Isleworth Ealing, 62 St Mary's Road New Inn On the north side, a large stone panel with sunken letters: 'ISLEWORTH BREWERY ALES.'. The pub is dated 1897 on a large timbered gable. GB 2003; BI photo 2008 Picture

London W 5

Royal Brewery (Brentford) Ltd Brentford South Ealing, 222 South Ealing Road Ealing Park Tavern By E W Lacey, 1885. Carved Royal Brewery monograms 'RBC' within shields in the corners of the timber arch to the porch. DCW 2006; BI photo 2008 Picture

London W 5

Courage & Co Ltd Southwark, SE1 South Ealing, 222 South Ealing Road Ealing Park Tavern Internal. The bar-back in the main bar has delicate gold lettering along the top piece: 'COURAGE ... EALING PARK TAVERN ... COURAGE'. SP 2007; BI photo 2008 Picture

London W 6

Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Hammersmith, 107 Hammersmith Bridge Road Old City Arms A projecting open Watney Combe Reid circle with 'stag' device within tops the sign frame - 'WATNEY COMBE REID - 1898'. TrC 2014 .

London W 6

Courage & Co Ltd Southwark, SE1 Hammersmith, 13 Lower Mall Blue Anchor Internally, fixed timber panelling with mirrors and a three-piece parapet with painted green panels and gilt lettering 'COURAGE ... BLUE ANCHOR ... WINES DIRECT FROM THE DOCKS'. TrC 2016; Blue Anchor photo Picture

London W 6

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Hammersmith, 133-135 King Street Coachmakers (former) A large panel on the first floor frontage: 'CHARRINGTONS ENTIRE'. After numerous renamings, the pub has been converted to a restaurant. SP photo 2007 Picture

London W 6

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Hammersmith, 20 Macbeth Street Hope & Anchor (former) A brick corner pub by A E Sewell for Trumans, built about 1936 as part of the Riverside Gardens estate. A Truman eagle in a roundel on the corner splay, between the first and second floors. The unaltered interior (on CAMRA's National Inventory) has gold lettering on the bar-backs and above the panelling in the rear saloon, including: 'TRUMAN'S TRUBROWN', 'TRUMAN'S PALE ALE', 'TRUMAN'S EAGLE ALE', 'LONDON STOUT', 'LONDON - TRUMANS - BURTON' and 'IF IT'S TRUMAN'S ... IT IS BEER' (cf. the Cubitt Arms, E14 and Golden Heart, E1). The saloon also has a fixed Truman mirror above the fireplace. Planning permission was granted in 2016 to convert to residential use with the proviso that the ground floor remains intact. A listed building. SP 2007; CAMRA 2016 .

London W 6

Sich & Co Ltd Chiswick, W4 Hammersmith, 28 Hammersmith Broadway George Indistinct writing on the frontage, between first and second floor windows: 'SICH & CO - CHISWICK ALES'. BL 2002; SP photo 2007 Picture

London W 6

Stansfeld & Co Ltd Fulham, SW6 Hammersmith, 46 Hammersmith Broadway Swan Hotel Above the ground floor windows, five metal roundels with the motif 'S & Co'; that on the Beadon Road (rear) elevation is more elaborate than the others and appears to read 'J S & Co'. The keystone above the windows features a swan. In the stonework above two first floor windows are roundels with 'S' - one in a shield. In the plasterwork above the corner door is a roundel with 'S & Co'. In the leaded glass top panels of the windows, there are five shields with 'S & Co'. A fine Victorian building. Brewery needs confirmation please. BL 2002; SP photo 2007 and 2009 Picture

London W 6

Taylor Walker & Co Ltd Limehouse, E14 Hammersmith, 55 Shepherds Bush Road Richmond (formerly Richmond Hotel) Just below the fascia's periphery, mounted at the top of the window arches, six small brackets, possibly for lanterns, in the form of Cannon motifs. TrC 2016 .

London W 7

Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Hanwell, 110 Uxbridge Road Kings Arms A small modern painted board sign on the fascia with lettering in script: 'Fine Watney Ales'. BI photo 2008 Picture

London W 7

Royal Brewery (Brentford) Ltd Brentford Hanwell, 127 Oaklands Road Grosvenor 'RBC' monograms in arched panels above the fascia - there are three examples on the Oaklands Road elevation, and one facing Grosvenor Road. According to 'Century', the brewery was 'Royal Brewery Co Ltd' between 1890 and 1900, but the pub is dated 1904. DCW photo 2007; SP 2007 Picture

London W 7

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Hanwell, 66 Boston Road Royal Victoria (renamed McCanns) The remains of a hanging sign - just the bracket and 'COURAGE' lettering survives. Also a Courage lantern with cockerel. SP 2007 .

London W 8

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Kensington, 40-42 Holland Street Elephant & Castle Internal: A three-sided bar-back parapet, back-lit with 'WINES & SPIRITS ... CHARRINGTON'S ... TOBY ALE' followed by a 'Toby' motif, not illuminated. TrC 2016 .

London W 8

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Kensington, 54 Abingdon Road Abingdon (formerly Abingdon Arms) A Charrington's plaque, heavily degraded and painted over, with a 'flying tankard', 'Toby' motif and 'THE HOUSE OF TOBY'. TrC photo 2016 Picture

London W 8

Whitbread - the national brewery conglemerate Kensington, 71-73 Palace Gardens Terrace Mall Tavern A Whitbread oval with 'deer' trade mark tops the sign frame to the Palace Gardens Terrace frontage; all detail painted out. TrC 2014 .

London W 9

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Maida Hill, 351 Harrow Road Prince of Wales (former) Closed in 2014. A Truman's board, painted over with lettering barely visible, to the first floor's south wall. TrC 2015 .

London W 9

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Maida Hill, 8-10 Woodfield Road Prince Albert (former) Converted to residential. During building work in late 2014, the tiled fascia was revealed: 'WINES ... CHARRINGTONS ALES ... THE PRINCE ALBERT ... SPIRITS ... CHARRINGTONS ... TOBY ALE'. TrC 2014 .

London W 9

Taylor Walker & Co Ltd Limehouse, E14 Maida Vale, 362 Harrow Road Neeld Arms Some surviving Taylor Walker signage. There are two plaques by the doors, two lanterns and two hanging signs. SRH photo 2007 Picture

London W10

Taylor Walker & Co Ltd Limehouse, E14 Kensal Town, 525 Harrow Road Flora (formerly Flora Hotel) The hanging sign bracket has a 'TAYLOR WALKER' name panel and is topped with a 'cannon' device. Two 'TAYLOR WALKER' lanterns flank the pub name at fascia height both with 'cannon' motifs. Three 'TAYLOR WALKER' wall plaques to the entrance pillars with 'cannon' motifs. TrC 2014 .

London W10

Taylor Walker & Co Ltd Limehouse, E14 Ladbroke Grove, 139 Ladbroke Grove Kensington Park Taylor Walker signage includes several wall plaques, three lanterns (two styles) featuring the 'cannon', and a 'cannon' painted on the fading board sign on the corner splay. A door window has a Double Diamond 'DD' logo. SP photo 2009 Picture

London W10

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd - London & Burton-upon-Trent Ladbroke Grove, 250 Ladbroke Grove Eagle A large painted board sign to the curved corner splay at first and second floor levels with 'eagle' motif and 'TRUMAN HANBURY AND BUXTON ... LONDON BREWERS ... Est 1666'. The hanging sign bracket on the Ladbroke Grove frontage has 'TRUMAN' lettering. Also three 'TRUMAN' lanterns with 'eagle' motifs. TrC 2014 .

London W11

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Notting Hill, 100 Holland Park Avenue Castle Fine fascia tiling: 'CHARRINGTON'S FINE ALES & STOUT - LUNCHEON BAR'. SP 2003 .

London W11

Whitbread & Co Ltd London, EC1 Notting Hill, 18 All Saints Road Apollo (former) Closed in about 1983 and converted to recording studios. On the centre ground floor window, Lancaster Road frontage, is a faded Whitbread 'tankard' motif with letter 'W' and 'deer' image. TrC 2014 .

London W12

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Shepherds Bush, 174 Goldhawk Road Swakeley Arms (renamed O'Donoghues) A Courage 'golden cockerel' atop a bracket between windows to the first floor Goldhawk Road frontage. Removed by August 2014. TrC 2014; Google 2014 .
GONE

London W12

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Shepherds Bush, 84 Goldhawk Road Shepherd & Flock A gold cockerel above the hanging sign bracket. TrC 2014 .

London W13

Ashby's Staines Brewery Ltd Staines West Ealing, 123 Uxbridge Road Ashbys (originally the Prince Arthur) Painted inlaid sign with large lettering: 'ASHBY'S STAINES BREWERY'. DCW 2006; SP photo 2007 Picture

London W14

Watney & Co Ltd Pimlico, SW1 West Kensington, 148 North End Road Clarence Six small lanterns around the ground floor featuring 'Stag' illustrations; no text. By 2014, the pub had been refurbished and these attractive little lanterns had been removed. AH photo 2013; TrC 2014 Picture
GONE

London W14

Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery West Kensington, 206 North End Road Elm Painted lettering on the fascia: 'WATNEY COMBE REID'S'. Probably modern. AH in 2013 reports that the lettering is now very faint. SRH photo 2007; AH 2013 Picture

London W14

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc West Kensington, 4 North End Crescent New Pantry (off-licence) A small Courage box sign the wording is repeated on both sides. SRH photo 2009 Picture

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