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West Midlands: Sandwell - Defunct Brewery Livery

25 November 2012

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County Brewery Location Premises Description Contributors Photo?
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West Midlands: Sandwell

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd Smethwick Brandhall, Hagley Road West Kings Highway (demolished) A massive pub opened in 1940 by M&B. Prominent exterior with a tower, underneath which is a 'crown' emblem set in a stylised landscape of a road with poplar trees and the sun at the end. The crown was one of the trademarks of the brewer. Demolished by 2009. SP photo 2008; SP 2009 Picture
GONE

West Midlands: Sandwell

Atkinson's Brewery Ltd Birmingham Greets Green, 1 Ryders Green Road Eight Locks CAMRA's 1994 local guide described "Atkinson's Brewery windows at front and back". By 2006, these had been replaced by crude modern windows. CAMRA 1994; SP 2006 .
GONE

West Midlands: Sandwell

Julia Hanson & Sons Ltd Dudley Horseley Heath, 29 Lower Church Lane Black Countryman (formerly Britannia) Has an old globe lantern sign above the door with 'HANSON'S ALES'. Two fine curved etched windows survive on the front with a detailed 'Britannia' illustration. But pub closed and boarded (Jan 2006). SP photo 2006 Picture

West Midlands: Sandwell

Holder's Brewery Ltd Birmingham Langley, 1 Causeway Green Road Royal Oak In the rear lounge, four magnificent etched windows (not visible from the street) with HOLDER'S ALES in decorative lettering in an elaborate design. The lettering faces inwards. (There is a similar window in the toilet door with 'LAVATORY'.) Exterior signage is modern M&B including two 'deer leap' lanterns, and 'Good Honest Beer' in applied plastic lettering on the end wall. SP 2005 .

West Midlands: Sandwell

Frederick Smith Ltd Birmingham Langley, 2 Titford Road Model Inn (ex Queens Head) Three very large decorative etched windows with text in two intertwined bands. Two on the front: (1) 'MODEL ARCHER INN' and 'ASTON MODEL BREWERY' with 'TRADE MARK' in the middle. (2) 'SMITH'S ASTON ALES' and 'ASTON MODEL BREWERY' with 'TRADE MARK' in the middle. One on the side, as (1) above. It is understood that one or two of these windows are replacements of the originals with minor variation of the text. SP 2005 .

West Midlands: Sandwell

Showells Brewery Co Ltd Oldbury Langley, High Street Crosswells Named after the brewery which was located nearby. The pub sign is a cross - the brewery trademark. In the lounge, incorporated in the bar canopy are four old leaded window panels - with the 'cross' design and 'TRADE MARK - CROSS WELLS'. SP 2005 .

West Midlands: Sandwell

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Cape Hill, Smethwick; and Springfield, Wolverhampton Oldbury, 172 Bromford Road Heron (demolished) 1960s pub, built by M&B. Retains two M&B lanterns, a small box sign with red triangle and 'Toby' trademark, and an original glass panel on the former off-sales with 'M&B'. By 2012, the site had been redeveloped as flats. SP photo 2006; SP 2012 Picture
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West Midlands: Sandwell

Holt Brewery Co Ltd Birmingham Oldbury, 17a Church Street Waggon & Horses A CAMRA National Inventory pub. Ex Holt Brewery, Birmingham. On the gable end, a faded painted sign: 'WAGGON & HORSES - HOLT BREWERY CO - ALES WINES AND SPIRITS'. Side elevation retains three original etched windows with 'THE HOLT BREWERY COMPANY', a squirrel, and 'TRADE MARK'. A similar design window on an unused front door. On the front and side gables, terracotta shields with a squirrel in relief, and a scroll underneath: 'HOLT BREWERY COMPANY'. SP 2005; WRB photo 2010 Picture

West Midlands: Sandwell

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd Smethwick Smethwick, 100 High Street Blue Gates An enormous interwar pub by M&B. Over the rear door facing Stony Lane is a large decorative stone panel with carved lettering: 'The Blue Gates ... MITCHELLS & BUTLERS ... 1932'. SP photo 2010 Picture

West Midlands: Sandwell

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Cape Hill, Smethwick; and Springfield, Wolverhampton Smethwick, 144 High Street Old Talbot Two M&B lanterns survive with the 'deer leaping' trademark. SP 2010 .

West Midlands: Sandwell

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd Smethwick Smethwick, 286 Heath Street Queens Arms The hanging sign features lettering 'M & B BEERS'. BHK photo 2010 Picture

West Midlands: Sandwell

Cheshire's Brewery Ltd Smethwick Smethwick, 39 Cape Hill - corner of Windmill Lane Seven Stars A large corner pub, not far from the site of the brewery. At high level on the corner is a 'Windmill' image - the brewery trademark. The brewery was taken over by its near neighbours Mitchells & Butlers in 1913. SP photo 2008 Picture

West Midlands: Sandwell

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd Smethwick Smethwick, Shireland Road Waterloo Hotel Tiled red terracotta fascia; elevation 1: 'MITCHELLS & BUTLERS'; elevation 2: 'MITCHELLS & BUTLERS ... BREWERS ... WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANTS'. At high level are four buff-coloured terracotta tiled gables - two with '1907', two with decorative logos 'M&B'. On the corner is a modern red 'M&B' letter sign, probably formerly illuminated. Grade 2-star listed, and a CAMRA National Inventory pub. SP 2003; SP photo 2008 Picture

West Midlands: Sandwell

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Cape Hill, Smethwick; and Springfield, Wolverhampton Warley, 457 Upper Hagley Road New Talbot (demolished) The pub had M&B signs, and the arch to the garden featured 'Deer Leaping' images. By 2012, the pub had been demolished. SP 2008; SP 2012 .
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West Midlands: Sandwell

Samuel Woodhall Ltd West Bromwich Wednesbury, 56 Bridge Street Coachmakers Arms Lovely tiled panel at ground floor level (some damage): green lettering on cream 'WOODHALL'S OLD ENGLISH ALES', plus a splendid illustration of a Guard of the Tower of London in Tudor regalia. TACS 2002; SP 2004; WRB photo 2006 Picture

West Midlands: Sandwell

Showells Brewery Co Ltd Oldbury West Bromwich (Guns Village), 474 High Street Old Hop Pole It had two etched windows - 'SHOWELLS ALES', above which a roundel with 'TRADE MARK' and 'CROSS WELLS' around the 'cross' design - but these were replaced with modern glass in 2006. The porch glass with 'HOLTS' dates from the period as a Holt Plant & Deakin pub in the 1980s. SP photo 2005 Picture
GONE

West Midlands: Sandwell

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Cape Hill, Smethwick; and Springfield, Wolverhampton West Bromwich, 123 Dartmouth Street Vine Old painted sign on the frontage: 'THE VINE - M&B'. TN photo 2003; SP 2006 Picture

West Midlands: Sandwell

Holder's Brewery Ltd Birmingham West Bromwich, 2 Lloyd Street Crown & Cushion Three etched windows with 'H' and 'LD' intertwined in a shield - two of these also have 'TRADE MARK'. Also has an M&B lantern with the 'deer leaping' trademark. SP 2006; WRB photo 2006 Picture

West Midlands: Sandwell

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Cape Hill, Smethwick; and Springfield, Wolverhampton West Bromwich, 252 High Street Star & Garter Signs on the front and end walls include the 'deer leaping' trademark. TN photo 2005 Picture

West Midlands: Sandwell

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd Smethwick West Bromwich, 277 High Street Goose (formerly the Sandwell) The rear part has etched windows on the first floor: two have 'M&B'; two have the 'deer leaping' trademark. TN photo 2005; SP 2006; BHK photo 2006 Picture

West Midlands: Sandwell

Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc West Bromwich, 376 High Street New Hop Pole 'COURAGE' applied lettering on the fascia, and above the hanging sign. One of the pubs that M&B "swapped" with Courage in the 1980s. BPu photo 2011 Picture

West Midlands: Sandwell

Arthur James Price West Bromwich West Bromwich, 43 High Street Desi Junction (former Lewisham Hotel) Within the top open pediment, a shield with 'AJP' intertwined. The brewery was acquired by Holder's in 1908; according to 'Century', the brewhouse at the rear of the pub survives. SP 2006; WRB 2006; BHK photo 2006 Picture

West Midlands: Sandwell

William Bowen Ltd Greets Green West Bromwich, 7 Stoney Lane Queens Head Good set of etched front windows, one with 'BOWEN'S HOME BREWED ALES'. SP photo 2006 Picture

West Midlands: Sandwell

Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Whiteheath Gate, 400 Birchfield Lane A4034 Whiteheath Tavern An etched window featuring the breweries 'squirrel' trademark. BHK photo 2009 Picture

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