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East Sussex:
Defunct Brewery Livery

10 January 2017

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County Brewery Location Premises Description Contributors Photo?
Gone?

Sussex East

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Battle, 37 Mount Street Ye Olde Kings Head A gold Courage cockerel mounted on a timber beam supporting the hanging sign. BHK 2011 .

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Brighton, 1 Arundel Road Bush In 2003, metalwork above hanging sign - 'TAMPLINS'. By 2006, the metalwork had gone, but the wooden hanging sign was replaced with one that has 'TAMPLINS' painted across its top, unlike its predecessor. The ironwork above includes the 'phoenix' trademark. NB 2003; NB 2006; SRH photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Brighton, 1 Phoenix Place Free Butt (former) A stone panel with 'TAMPLINS ENTIRE' over the front door. This is the former brewery tap to Tamplins Brewery, but is no longer a pub. PM 2002; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Brighton, 103 Trafalgar Street Great Eastern Two Tamplin etched windows? By 2007, two old etched windows with 'PUBLIC BAR' survive in the corner doors, but there's nothing with Tamplins now. PM 2002; SP 2007 .
GONE

Sussex East

Portsmouth & Brighton United Breweries Ltd Southsea Brighton, 129 Islingword Road Horse & Groom A corner pub with a typical United green-tiled frontage. Tiled fascia - white lettering on dark green - 'THE HORSE & GROOM ... United ALES & STOUT WINES & SPIRITS'. The pub retains a full set of leaded windows, two of which have: 'United ... ALES & STOUT'. NB 2002; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Edlins Brighton Brighton, 13-18 Marlborough Place King & Queen Edlins were a Brighton-based firm of wine merchants, who had a chain of pubs, and bottled not just major brands, but their own brands which were contract-brewed. The King & Queen was built by Edlins in 1931, and their name is carved in timber above the door. On Camra's National Inventory of historic pub interiors. SP photo 2007; ADa 2010; RPr 2010 Picture

Sussex East

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Brighton, 132 Dyke Road Good Companions A floodlit letter sign 'COURAGE' on the end wall. WRB 2008 .

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Brighton, 176 Ditchling Road Jolly Brewer A large panel at high level with mosaic - lettering in shades of gold on a background of shades of blue - 'TAMPLIN'S ALES'. There is a fine cut glass window with gold lettering 'TAMPLIN'S ALES ... 'WINES & SPIRITS'. There are also modern fascia signs with 'TAMPLIN'S ALE HOUSE'. PM 2002; BL 2002; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Portsmouth & Brighton United Breweries Ltd Southsea Brighton, 2-10 Wilmington Way Long Man of Wilmington Three identical leaded windows with green lettering: ‘WINES, UNITED ALES, SPIRITS’. Leaded windows in two porch doors and one external door have one with ‘PUBLIC BAR’ and two with ‘SALOON BAR’. DMu 2009 .

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Brighton, 218 Dyke Road Dyke Tavern A good set of cut-glass and etched windows, some with gold lettering. One has: 'TAMPLINS ENTIRE'. PM 2003; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Portsmouth & Brighton United Breweries Ltd Southsea Brighton, 24 Grafton Street Crown A single leaded window on the front has a crown and 'United ALES' in green lettering. NB 2002; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Kemp Town Brewery Ltd Brighton Brighton, 31 St James's Sreet Bulldog - formerly St James Tavern Between the first and second floor windows, a panel with raised lettering: 'KEMP TOWN BREWERY ENTIRE'. RF 2002; NB 2005; SRH photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Bass, Ratcliffe & Gretton Ltd Burton-upon-Trent Brighton, 31 York Place Hobgoblin (formerly Northern Hotel) A pub rebuilt in about 1905, which has three fine cut-glass windows with monogram 'B & Co'. Also a monogram with the same lettering in the keystone above the rear door arch. A historic photograph shows the pub before it was rebuilt, with a prominent 'BASS' sign, and the red triangle on the side wall. SP photo 2007; BHK 2009; DMu 2010 Picture

Sussex East

Kemp Town Brewery Ltd Brighton Brighton, 36 Trafalgar Street Lord Nelson Dolphins - logo of the brewery - in the etched glass. These appear in three windows: 'SMOKING ROOM', 'WINES' and 'SPIRITS'. Now a Harvey's house. NB 2002; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Brighton, 6 Duke Street Victory Corner pub with attractive tiled frontage in shades of green and grey. Tiled fascias - dark green lettering on cream - 'TAMPLIN'S ALES. WINES & SPIRITS' on each frontage. Some of the tiles have been replaced with plain pale green ones. A good set of original etched windows includes one with 'TAMPLIN'S ALES'. PM 2003; NB 2003; SRH photo 2007; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Portsmouth & Brighton United Breweries Ltd Southsea Brighton, 62 Albion Hill Montreal Arms Corner pub with United Ales green tiled frontage. The fascia - white lettering on dark green - has 'United ALES and STOUT' on each frontage. Note also Rock Ales windows - see separate entry. PE 2003; NB 2003; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Rock Brewery Ltd Brighton Brighton, 62 Albion Hill Montreal Arms Most of its etched windows survive; two have 'ROCK ALES'. Note also United Brewery fascia - see separate entry. PE 2003; NB 2003; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Portsmouth & Brighton United Breweries Ltd Southsea Brighton, 70 Rose Hill Terrace Rose Hill Tavern A terraced pub with a typical United Brewery green tiled frontage. Fascia - white lettering on dark green: 'United ALES and STOUT'. The leaded widows have lettering: 'United ... ROSE HILL TAVERN ... ALES' and 'United STOUT'. PM 2002; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Portsmouth & Brighton United Breweries Ltd Southsea Brighton, 75 North Road Heart & Hand Corner pub with a typical United tiled frontage in shades of green. Facing Upper Gardner Street, the fascia has white lettering on dark green: 'United ALES and STOUT'. Leaded windows with lettering in green glass - (1) North Road: 'United ALES' (2) Upper Gardner Street: 'United ... ALES'. PM 2003; GB 2003; SRH photo 2007; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Brighton, East Street Royal Pavilion Tavern A Charrington's hanging sign bracket at the rear in Steine Street. RWo 2006 .

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Brighton, George Street Kings Arms A Tamplin's phoenix on the remains of the bracket sign. RWo 2006 .

Sussex East

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Brighton, Lewes Road Racehill Each of the arched pediments at roof level has 'COURAGE' individual lettering (formerly illuminated). Also fading Courage fascias. SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Brighton, Phoenix Place Tamplin's Brewery Offices (former) The brewery offices building survives with stone lettered panels: 'TAMPLINS BREWERY COMPy Ltd' and 'PHOENIX BREWERY'. On the high-level pediment is a splendid carved 'phoenix'. In the corners above the arch of the main door are monograms 'TBC'. SP photo 2007; SWa photo 2010 Picture

Sussex East

Kemp Town Brewery Ltd Brighton Eastbourne (Old Town), Church Street Tally Ho A superb building, and a cornucopia of Kemp Town features! Dated 1927 on a rainwater head. The main fascia has 'TALLY-HO HOTEL … KEMP TOWN BREWERY' in art nouveau lettering. On the front and side elevations, the Tudor style windows have 'KTB' carved between the arches; some of the leaded windows feature dolphins. On the front bay window: 'KTB' carved in stone above; two 'KTB' monograms in leaded panes in the bay; above two doors each side of the bay, 'KTB' in a shield with dogs each side and a fox's head above. The rear off-sales has: four 'KTB' shields with dolphins; a roundel with 'KTB' above the door; carved timber above the door with 'KTB' in the middle and 'WINE OFFICE' in a band; the fascia has two shields with six martlets. Inside in the rear lobby, a large leaded window with a horseman and 'KTB'. Also has more recent Charrington features: two lanterns and a projecting 'Toby' sign. SP photo 2006 Picture

Sussex East

Kemp Town Brewery Ltd Brighton Eastbourne, 14 South Street Dolphin Carved in the woodwork over each of the two front doors, a 'KTB' monogram in a roundel. The leaded windows on the front include dolphins and four shields with 'KTB'. On the left side, a former door has a leaded window incorporating 'KTB' - the lettering facing inwards. The windows are best viewed from inside. SP photo 2006 Picture

Sussex East

Whitbread - the national brewery conglemerate Eastbourne, 165 Langley Street Windsor Tavern A well-maintained example of the Whitbread livery mounted above the hanging sign; with 'WHITBREAD PLC ... 1742' in an oval around the brewery's 'deer' trademark, surrounded by hop leaf and barley decoration. BHK 2011 .

Sussex East

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Eastbourne, 2 Church Road Wheatsheaf 'Olde English' style lettering 'Courage' on the hanging sign; mounted on the wall is a modern oval 'COURAGE BEST BITTER' plaque with 'KEEPERS OF THE CASK ALE TRADITION'. BHK photo 2011 Picture

Sussex East

Beard & Co Ltd Lewes Eastbourne, 220 Seaside Black Horse A hanging sign (not old) with 'BEARDS of SUSSEX'. SP 2006 .

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Eastbourne, 222 Seaside Kings Arms Above the hanging sign is the brewery's 'Phoenix' trademark. BHK 2011 .

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Eastbourne, 35 Meads Road Ship Inn Above the hanging sign is the brewery's 'Phoenix' trademark. BHK 2011 .

Sussex East

Kemp Town Brewery Ltd Brighton Eastbourne, 57 South Street Eagle On each elevation, a panel at high level. Each has an eagle at each end with a shield 'KTB'. Two dolphins on the fascia of the back extension. SP photo 2006 Picture

Sussex East

Kemp Town Brewery Ltd Brighton Eastbourne, Bourne Street Bourne Inn Two roundels - 'KTB'. PE 2005 .

Sussex East

Friary Meux Ltd - Guildford, Surrey and Nine Elms Eastbourne, Seven Sisters Road Seven Sisters Two Friary Meux plaques (different styles) in red and blue featuring the 'horseshoe' trademark; also the 'horseshoe' logo painted gold above the pub sign. BHK 2011 .

Sussex East

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Eastbourne, Star Road Star A small red projecting sign featuring the Courage cockerel in gold. BHK 2011 .

Sussex East

Watney Combe Reid & Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico; and Mortlake Brewery Hastings, East Parade Cutter Between the first and second floor windows are two panels with incised lettering: 'WATNEY’S ALES' and 'REID’S STOUT'. SRH photo 2009 Picture

Sussex East

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Hastings, Eastbourne Street Lord Nelson 'COURAGE' lettering on the pub sign, mounted on the wall. Within the woodwork above the door is a nice gold cockerel in relief. BHK photo 2011 Picture

Sussex East

Wm Younger & Co Ltd Edinburgh Horam, A267 May Garland On A267, just south of the village. On the northern gable end, a plastic box sign with 'Wm. YOUNGER'S' and a central picture of Father William. The sign was removed in 2012 during renovation works. NB 2012 .
GONE

Sussex East

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Hove, 110 Church Road Albion 'COURAGE' in a shield decoration with a cockerel above in the etched glass (two examples). SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Hove, 150 Church Road Seafield Lettering 'TAMPLINS' each side in the ironwork above the hanging sign. SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Kemp Town Brewery Ltd Brighton Hove, 21 Western Road Western Hotel There are dolphins - the brewery trademark - in the carving of the fascia supports at top of the columns on the front elevation. The pub has had several different names in recent years, but the original name is in mosaic at high level. SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Hove, 3 Waterloo Street Iron Duke Hotel Two square bay windows, each of which retains four surviving panes with 'phoenix' trademarks. SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Kemp Town Brewery Ltd Brighton Hove, 39 Western Road Freemasons A rather anonymous 19c building was transformed in the 1930s, when Kemp Town Brewery installed an amazing and extravagant frontage to the 'Buffet', in copper and mosaic tiling with several references to the brewery and masonic symbols incorporated. There is lettering with 'KEMP TOWN BREWERY'; three 'KTB' monograms; and two dolphins. Inside, there is also a modern wall-mounted mural with dolphins. The hanging sign has 'CHARRINGTON' lettering, fading. PM 2002; BL 2002; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

H B Longhurst & Son Brighton Hove, 48 Hove Street Connaught This pub was built in 1880. On the north wall is a large stone panel with the remains of painted lettering - 'THE CONNAUGHT HOTEL ... LONGHURST ... FINE AMBER ALES & STOUT'. The sign, particularly the middle line, is difficult to read, and can only be viewed at an acute angle. The Henry Longhurst brewery in Preston Circus, Brighton, was demolished in 1901 to facilitate tramways. The brewery was on the site of the current fire station, and the maltings are now in use as Duke of York cinema. PM 2003; NB 2003; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Various Hove, 63 Western Road Wick Inn The windows incorporate etched glass panels with 'RUDDLES', 'GALES H.S.B.' and 'WEBSTERS ALES'. These beers were regularly sold in part of the Grand Metropolitan estate for a period in a desperate bid to gain credibility. Of course, all three breweries are now defunct. SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Beard & Co Ltd Lewes Lewes, 123 Mallings Lane Wheatsheaf (former) This former Beard's pub closed in 1976 and is now a private house. At first floor level there is the remains of a painted sign including the words 'BEARD & CO LEWES LTD'. SRH photo 2009 Picture

Sussex East

Portsmouth & Brighton United Breweries Ltd Southsea Lewes, 17-18 Friars Walk Red White & Blue This former United Brewery pub closed in around 1960 and is now a private house. The ground floor fascia is painted over, but tiles can still be seen through the paint with 'RED WHITE & BLUE ... UNITED ALES & STOUT'. SRH 2009 .

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Lewes, 191 High Street Crown Inn Above the hanging sign is the brewery's 'Phoenix' trademark. BPu photo 2009 Picture

Sussex East

Page & Overton's Brewery Ltd Croydon Lewes, 30a Southover High Street Swan Two lamps; on each side of the iron brackets, the lettering 'Page & Overton' is painted black but still just discernible. BL 2002; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Ballard & Co Ltd Lewes Lewes, 30a Southover High Street Swan The front door to the saloon has two panes with fine etched glass. On the left: 'WINES & SPIRITS'; on the right: 'SOUTHOVER ALES & STOUT'. Both panes feature delicate illustrations of swans. Ballard's brewery fell to Page & Overton in 1924. SP photo 2007; JSe photo 2009 Picture

Sussex East

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Lewes, 37a Morris Road British Legion Club, Cliffe Branch This clubhouse has a simple Courage box sign, with the same inscription 'TAKE COURAGE' on each side. SRH photo 2009 Picture

Sussex East

Page & Overton's Brewery Ltd Croydon Lewes, 91 High Street Brewers Arms Splendid large terracotta plaque to the left of the main entrance: centrally an oval containing 'PAGE AND OVERTON'S CROYDON ALES' surrounded by hops, barley and scrolls. There is a similar plaque the other side of the door with 'THE BREWERS ARMS INN'. On the right of the building are several etched windows with a large letter 'S': this represents Shirley Brewery. JSu 2002; BL 2002; SP photo 2006; JSe photo 2009 Picture

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Lewes, High Street Pelham Arms A single etched window on the side of the pub: 'TAMPLINS ALES WINES & SPIRITS'. Now a Hall & Woodhouse pub. BL 2002; SP photo 2007 Picture

Sussex East

Verrall & Sons Lewes Lewes, Southover Verrall's Brewery (former) The brewery has been demolished, but the family home survives, with a 'V' over the front door. At the rear the former malt house has been converted to housing. JSe photo 2009 Picture

Sussex East

Rock Brewery Ltd Brighton Newhaven, 133 Lewes Road Jolly Boatman Etched Rock Brewery window. In 2003, a Harveys house in derelict condition. 2005: NB reports that the Rock Brewery window has gone. (The local museum (www.newhavenmuseum.co.uk) has a Rock Ales acid etched pane about 4' x 4' on display, from the Crown Inn, Bridge Street.) NC 2003; NB 2005. .
GONE

Sussex East

Portsmouth & Brighton United Breweries Ltd Southsea Newhaven, 49 South Road Prince of Wales Tiled fascia 'United Ales PRINCE OF WALES Wines and Spirits'. BL 2002 .

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Newhaven, 6 High Street Ship Hotel Interior feature - originally external: a large plaque on the first floor landing cemented into the wall - 'A TAMPLIN'S HOUSE'. NC 2003 .

Sussex East

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Peasmarsh, School Lane Horse & Cart A Courage cockerel - painted white - mounted above the ironwork on the pole sign. BHK 2011 .

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Plumpton, Ditching Road Half Moon Above the hanging sign is the brewery's 'Phoenix' trademark. BHK 2010 .

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Portslade, 29 High Street St George Above the hanging sign is the brewery's 'Phoenix' trademark. BHK 2010 .

Sussex East

Portsmouth & Brighton United Breweries Ltd Southsea Portslade, 35 Wellington Road Harbour View - previously Alexandra Arms Two United Ales windows - one United Stout window. PE/NB 2003 .

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Portslade, 37 High Street Stags Head Above the hanging sign is the brewery's 'Phoenix' trademark. BHK 2010 .

Sussex East

J Dudney, Sons & Co Portslade Portslade, South Street Southdown Brewery (former) The building survives in other uses. It incorporates a monogram 'D&S' and the date AD 1881. BHK photo 2010 Picture

Sussex East

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Rottingdean, Vicarage Lane Plough Adjacent to the left-hand door, a small round plaque with a 'Toby' image, and 'CHARRINGTON ... ESTABLISHED 1757'. SP 2015 .

Sussex East

Tamplin & Sons Brewery Ltd Brighton Seaford, 12 Church Street Crown Old etched windows featuring a 'phoenix' illustration and 'TAMPLIN'S ALES'; 'WINES & SPIRITS'. BHK photo 2011 Picture

Sussex East

E Robins & Son Ltd Hove Seaford, 35 High Street Lucky House Takeaway Within the entrance, a mosaic floor with 'ROBINS'. On the side wall is an old painted sign 'ROBINS BREWERY'; not all letters are visible, and the brickwork is deteriorating. BPu photo 2009; BHK photo 2011 Picture

Sussex East

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 Selmerston, A27 Barley Mow Lantern signs with the Charrington's Toby Jug motif and the inscription "Established 1757" (one of these motifs is back-to-front!). There is a fine small Bass mirror inside. The Charrington lamps were removed during 2012. NB 2006; NB 2012 .
GONE

Sussex East

Fremlins Ltd Maidstone St Leonards, 1 Kings Road Railway An etched window with 'FREMLINS'. RWo 2008; WRB photo 2008; BTh photo 2009 Picture

Sussex East

Hoare & Co Ltd London, E1 St Leonards, 23-24 Kings Road A former licensed grocer These two buildings are currently in use as a restaurant and a nail bar. In 2010, old signs in first- and second-floor window openings were restored, advertising various grocery items. Two of these, on the second-floor of no.23, have lettering: 'AGENT FOR ... HOARE & Cos ... GOLDEN DINNER ALE ... PER 2/6 DOZ' and 'AGENT FOR ... HOARE & Cos ... LONDON COOPER ... PER 2/6 DOZ'. Google 2010; CP photo 2016 Picture

Sussex East

Charrington & Co Ltd Mile End, E1 St Leonards, 45 London Road Old England A Charrington's lantern. RWo 2008; BTh photo 2009 Picture

Sussex East

Whitbread & Co Ltd London, EC1 St Leonards, Tower Road Dripping Spring Etched and painted windows with 'WHITBREAD'. WRB photo 2008 Picture

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