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West Midlands: Coventry and Solihull - Defunct Brewery Livery

1 January 2017

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West Midlands: Coventry

Bass & Co Ltd - Burton-upon-Trent, Tadcaster, etc Coventry - Whitmore Park, 256 Burnaby Road Pilot This massive 1930s pub was built by Atkinson's Brewery. Three 'car park - no liability' signs survive with the Bass red triangle trade mark. SP 2016 .

West Midlands: Coventry

Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Coventry, 120 Far Gosford Street Hand & Heart (former) An interwar rebuild by Ansells. An Ansells lantern; and on two rainwater heads, an 'A' in script. Converted to a pizza restaurant, the upper parts have been rebuilt, and the rainwater heads have been replaced by plain ones. The lantern has also been removed. BL 2002; SP photo 2007; SP 2015 Picture
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West Midlands: Coventry

Northampton Brewery Co Ltd Northampton Coventry, 18 Spon Street Shakespeare Over one front window is an 'NBC' monogram. SP photo 2007 Picture

West Midlands: Coventry

Phipps & Co Ltd Northampton Coventry, 19 Nicholls Street Off licence Retains an old projecting sign with a 'Watney Red Barrel' illustration and the text 'PHIPPS OFF LICENCE'. SP 2004 .

West Midlands: Coventry

Mann, Crossman & Paulin - London & Burton-upon-Trent Coventry, 22 Spon Street Old Windmill (Ma Brown's) An old Mann's board sign survives on the frontage. SP photo 2007 Picture

West Midlands: Coventry

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Cape Hill, Smethwick; and Springfield, Wolverhampton Coventry, 27 London Road Plough (former) Converted to a restaurant, but retains an M&B opening hours box. These were once very common in the Midlands. SP photo 2007 Picture

West Midlands: Coventry

Mann, Crossman & Paulin - London & Burton-upon-Trent Coventry, 38 Lord Street Nursery Tavern Above the pub sign, a Mann's 'George and Dragon'. BHK 2010 .

West Midlands: Coventry

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd Smethwick Coventry, 65 Far Gosford Street Gosford Arms An old pub, long owned by M&B. Former etched M&B windows have been replaced with clear glass. Over a doorway are two roundels with 'MB' monograms. SP photo 2007 Picture

West Midlands: Coventry

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Cape Hill, Smethwick; and Springfield, Wolverhampton Coventry, 73 Spon End Black Horse A slate plaque on the frontage: 'Traditional CASK ALES' ... 'MITCHELLS & BUTLERS' with a deer leaping illustration in the centre. Also a Bass plaque. SP 2007 .

West Midlands: Coventry

Bass, Ratcliffe & Gretton Ltd Burton-upon-Trent Coventry, 73 Spon End Black Horse A slate plaque on the frontage: a red triangle with 'Bass ON DRAUGHT'. Also an M&B plaque. SP 2007 .

West Midlands: Coventry

Atkinson's Brewery Ltd Birmingham Coventry, Bond Street Town Wall Tavern High on the front gable is a stone panel with the brewery's motif of three 'A's in a circle. There are two etched windows with the three 'A's motif in a circle and lettering around: 'ATKINSONS BREWERY LTD' and 'TRADE MARK REGISTERED'. One is on the frontage of the central snug, the 'Donkey Box'; the other is now internal in the lounge, but appears to have been originally the rear bay window to the pub. SP photo 2006 Picture

West Midlands: Coventry

Northampton Brewery Co Ltd Northampton Coventry, Hay Lane Golden Cross Has five surviving examples of 'Tudor' style leaded and painted windows with a shield including a phoenix illustration, the letters 'NBC', and either 'ALES & STOUT' or 'WINES & SPIRITS'. Several other similar windows have been damaged and replaced with clear glazing. Grade 2 listed building. SP 2006; BHK photo 2006 Picture

West Midlands: Solihull

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd Smethwick Dorridge, Grange Road Railway Inn An attractive plaque featuring 'MITCHELLS & BUTLERS ALES' and the 'deers leap' trademark in colour. On the wall, large applied lettering with 'M&B ... Good Honest Beer'. BHK photo 2011 Picture

West Midlands: Solihull

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd Smethwick Meriden, Old Road Queens Head Two M&B 'Deers leap' lanterns. Also a slate Bass plaque next to the front door. The front windows with 'H' motif are not brewery related, as this pub was previously owned by Atkinsons. SP 2015 .

West Midlands: Solihull

Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Shirley, 171 Stratford Road Red Lion A precinct pub with a striking 'red lion' device on each elevation. Two modern board signs with 'ANSELLS' and an Ansells' lantern. SP photo 2016 Picture

West Midlands: Solihull

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd Smethwick Shirley, Haslucks Green Road Colebrook Two rainwater heads on the front elevation with monogram 'M&B' and date 1936. SP photo 2016 Picture

West Midlands: Solihull

Atkinson's Brewery Ltd Birmingham Solihull, 678 Warwick Road Saddlers Arms Two rainwater heads on the front elevation feature the brewery's trade mark of three 'A's in a circle. BHK photo 2010 Picture

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