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West Midlands: Walsall - Defunct Brewery Livery

1 May 2020

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West Midlands: Walsall

William Butler & Co Ltd Wolverhampton Bloxwich, 104 Bell Lane Sir Robert Peel A pair of 'no right of way' signs fixed to the front wall. The earliest is from W.BUTLER & Co, SPRINGFIELD BREWERY WOLVERHAMPTON, who built the pub. Above this is a much later one by subsequent owner BASS PLC. SP photo 2007 Picture

West Midlands: Walsall

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Cape Hill, Smethwick; and Springfield, Wolverhampton Bloxwich, Elmore Green Road Thatched House Tavern Various M&B signs including: (1) on an end wall, an oval plaque in red with M&B lettering in house style in gold; (2) on the opposite end wall, an applied 'deer leaping' logo; (3) three M&B lanterns; (4) an M&B 'opening hours' box. WRB photo 2006; SP 2007 Picture

West Midlands: Walsall

William Butler & Co Ltd Wolverhampton Bloxwich, Elmore Green Road Thatched House Tavern A 'no right of way' sign fixed to the wall from W.BUTLER & Co, SPRINGFIELD BREWERY WOLVERHAMPTON. SP photo 2007 Picture

West Midlands: Walsall

William Roberts Brewery Ltd Brownhills Brownhills, 15 Church Road Shoulder of Mutton Two bay windows with etched centre panes: 'ROBERT'S NOTED ALES' around a steam railway engine illustration and 'TRADE MARK'. Both the front windows have been replaced with plain ones after several breakages. However, a small back window survives with a roundel: 'WILLIAM ROBERTS Ltd ... BREWERY' around 'BAR'. TN photo 2005; SP photo 2014 Picture

West Midlands: Walsall

William Roberts Brewery Ltd Brownhills Brownhills, 93 Pelsall Road Swan This pub had front windows with William Roberts' railway engine trade mark. However, these windows have been replaced with plain modern ones. The glass from one survives, and the landlord intends to create a mirror from this to display in the bar. SP 2014 .
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West Midlands: Walsall

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd Smethwick Darlaston, Walsall Road Fallings Heath Tavern An iron 'no right of way' sign on the front wall with 'MITCHELLS & BUTLERS LTD' - corroded. SP 2006 .

West Midlands: Walsall

North Worcestershire Breweries Ltd Stourbridge Walsall, 239 Stafford Street Prince (formerly Prince Blucher) On the front gable a stone panel with monogram 'NWB'. SP photo 2006 Picture

West Midlands: Walsall

R A Harper Ltd Bilston Walsall, 47 Goodall Street (was 39) Stores PH (former) Converted to retail. Large fading painted sign on the frontage - black lettering on white - 'HARPER'S BILSTON NOTED ALES & STOUT.' Recent Google images reveal older lettering underneath: 'SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE ... WOLVERHAMPTON' can be seen. TS 2003; SP photo 2006; Google 2019 Picture

West Midlands: Walsall

Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Walsall, 504 Pleck Road Bradford Arms A metal oval plaque, orange lettering 'Ansells ALES' on green, with a squirrel illustration. SP photo 2006 Picture

West Midlands: Walsall

William Butler & Co Ltd Wolverhampton Walsall, 84 Bloxwich Road Horse & Jockey Iron 'no right of way' sign: 'SPRINGFIELD BREWERY WOLVERHAMPTON'. BHK photo 2006 Picture

West Midlands: Walsall

Homebrew Walsall, 9 Upper Green Lane White Horse Double bay-windowed frontage with old etched windows in 2007: 'WHITE HORSE ... HOME BREWED ALES'. 'Century' records this as a homebrew house in 1921. The pub was demolished 2018-2019. SP 2007; Google 2018-2019 .
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West Midlands: Walsall

Walsall Breweries Proprietary Ltd (1924-1939) Walsall Walsall, Birchills Street Golden Lion (former) An interwar pub which was converted to a night club. A cast iron "No right of way" sign survives with lettering: 'WALSALL BREWERIES PROPRIETARY LIMITED'. The company was a merger of John Lord, Malt Shovel and Highgate breweries. BHK photo 2009 Picture

West Midlands: Walsall

John Lord Walsall Walsall, Raleigh Street Derby Arms Stone tympanum above top-floor window - roundel surrounded by scrollwork with a monogram - 'JLB'. The pub was closed and boarded 2006. TS 2003; SP photo 2006 Picture

West Midlands: Walsall

Highgate Brewery Co Ltd (pre-M&B) Walsall Walsall, Wednesbury Road Brown Lion (former) Although the brewery is still in operation, this is a rare example of livery by the pre-M&B Highgate Brewery Company. Fine exterior: faience ground floor with green and dark blue glazed tiles; cream fascia with red art deco lettering: 'HBCo. - BROWN LION. - (a lion rampant illustration) - BROWN LION. - ALES & STOUT'. Note there is also a tile in the arch recording the manufacturers - Burmantofts. The pub appears to be converted to residential use. TS 2003; SP photo 2006 Picture

West Midlands: Walsall

Atkinson's Brewery Ltd Birmingham Walsall, West Bromwich Street Crown & Anchor On the frontage, two iron lamp brackets with the brewery's 'AAA' circular motif. Over the front door is a leaded window with a similar motif, plus 'crown' and 'anchor' illustrations. SP photo 2007 Picture

West Midlands: Walsall

Frank Myatt Ltd Wolverhampton Willenhall, Lower Lichfield Street Star (former) Large painted sign on side wall - black on white - 'FRANK MYATT'S - ALES & STOUT - WINES & SPIRITS' (deteriorating but discernable). TS 2003 .

West Midlands: Walsall

Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Cape Hill, Smethwick; and Springfield, Wolverhampton Willenhall, Lucknow Road Jolly Collier A slate plaque on the frontage: 'Traditional CASK ALES' ... 'MITCHELLS & BUTLERS' with a deer leaping illustration in the centre. BHK 2012 .

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