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Defunct Brewery Livery

19 January 2020

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County Brewery Location Premises Description Contributors Photo?
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Warwickshire

Holder's Brewery Ltd Birmingham Alcester, 1 Swan Street Swan Hotel An internal door on the telephone kiosk with old etched glass incorporating Holder's logo 'H Ld' in a shield. See also: http://breweryhistory.com/wiki/index.php?title=Holder%27s_Brewery_Ltd JRo photo 2013 Picture

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Phillips & Marriott Ltd Coventry Atherstone, 127 Long Street White Horse Two sets of etched windows - 'PHILLIPS & MARRIOTT'S COVENTRY ALES & STOUTS' in the centre panels, with the 'star' trade mark including the lettering 'GENUINE' in a star shape in the two outer panels. By 2007, one of the Phillips & Marriott windows had been replaced by a modern window after damage. (Also two M&B 'deer leaping' lanterns and an opening hours box.) TN 2003; SP photo 2007; PLo 2016 Picture

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William Butler & Co Ltd Wolverhampton Atherstone, 156 Long Street Black Horse In the centre pane of three, a Butler's etched window incorporating a roundel with a central 'eagle' trademark and lettering around: 'W.BUTLER & Co LIMd ... WOLVERHAMPTON'. Unfortunately this window was replaced with clear glazing in about 2010. SP photo 2007; Google 2010; PLo 2016 Picture
GONE

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Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Atherstone, 21 Market Street Market Tavern An Ansell 'squirrel' trademark within the ironwork above the hanging sign. SP photo 2007; PLo 2016 Picture

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Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Atherstone, 9 Market Street The Legion A small oval projecting sign. The top half is dark green with 'Ansells' in typical script lettering and an orange squirrel motif, the lower half is white with ATHERSTONE EXSERVICEMANS CLUB. PLo 2016 .

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James Eadie Ltd Burton-upon-Trent Bedworth, 152 Newtown Road Queens Head (Alties) An old decorative etched window with lettering: 'EADIES FINE BURTON ALES'. BHK photo 2011 Picture

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Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Bilton, 43 The Green Black Horse The brewery's 'squirrel' insignia in the ironwork above the hanging sign. BHK 2011 .

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James Eadie Ltd Burton-upon-Trent Birchmoor, Cockspur Street Gamecock Etched windows with 'Eadies Burton Ales' and 'Spirit Vaults'. MS 2005 .

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Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Bubbenhall, Lower End Malt Shovel Modern Ansell's lettering: on two wall board signs, and gold letters affixed to the brickwork. Also a wall-mounted lantern with 'squirrel' illustration. BHK 2011; PLo 2014 .

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Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Cubbington, Queen Street Queens Head Modern Ansells signs in the final style: board signs, hanging sign, lantern. All feature the brewery's squirrel trademark. BHK 2011 .

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Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Cape Hill, Smethwick; and Springfield, Wolverhampton Grendon, Watling Street Grendon Working Mens Club & Institute A projecting box sign with lettering: 'M&B MILD'. BPu photo 2010 Picture

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Mann's (Watney-Mann subsidiary based in Norwich) Norwich Grendon, Watling Street Black Swan Above the pub sign, a Mann's 'George and Dragon'. BPu 2010 .

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Hunt Edmunds & Co Ltd Banbury Harbury, Farm Street Old New Inn A Hunt Edmunds plaque - silver on black. BHK 2011 .

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Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Hawkesbury, Black Horse Road Boat A round plaque advertising its former status as an 'Ansells Heritage Inn'. Dating from Allied Breweries period of ownership. SP photo 2007 Picture

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Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Cape Hill, Smethwick; and Springfield, Wolverhampton Hawkesbury, Longford Road Black Horse An M&B lantern with the 'deer leaping' trademark. SP 2007 .

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Bass, Ratcliffe & Gretton Ltd Burton-upon-Trent Leamington Spa, 113 Radford Road Red House (closed) A long-established Bass house. On each end wall, a large framed sign, illuminated from above. 'Bass (in script) ... ON DRAUGHT.' and a large red triangle. These characterful signs were replaced by 2012 by a small painted triangle image on each wall. But the pub was then acquired by a developer and closed. All signs removed. BHK photo 2009; SP photo 2012 Picture
GONE

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Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Leamington Spa, 3 Regent Street Woodland Tavern A modern board above the hanging sign incorporating 'ANSELLS' lettering and the squirrel trade mark. Also an Ansell's lantern above one of the doors. BHK 2011 .

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Hunt Edmunds & Co Ltd Banbury Leamington Spa, 44 Clarendon Street Three Graces A Hunt Edmunds plaque - silver on black. BHK 2011 .

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Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Leamington Spa, A445 Rugby Road Coventry Arms An Ansell 'squirrel' trademark within the ironwork above the hanging sign. BHK photo 2009 Picture

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Mann's (Watney-Mann subsidiary based in Norwich) Norwich Leamington Spa, Tachbrook Road Windmill The brewery's 'George and Dragon' insignia in gold - above the hanging sign; and affixed to the wall brickwork. BHK 2011 .

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Mann's (Watney-Mann subsidiary based in Norwich) Norwich Long Lawford, Main Road Caldecott Arms Above the hanging sign, a Mann's 'George and Dragon' in gold. BHK 2011 .

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Ind Coope Ltd - Station Street, Burton-upon-Trent and Star Brewery, Romford No Mans Heath Four Counties Inn Within the ironwork the hanging sign, the Ind Coope 'Hand' trademark flanked by '1856', all painted black. BHK 2011 .

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Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Cape Hill, Smethwick; and Springfield, Wolverhampton Nuneaton - Stockingford, Church Road Lamb & Flag Retains its modern M&B livery. Applied fascia lettering; 'deer leaping' lantern; opening hours box; lettering on the hanging sign. Inside, the modern mirror glass in the bar-back has 'M&B' lettering. SP photo 2007 Picture

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Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Nuneaton - Whitestone, Meadowside Hayrick A late example of a Courage-built estate pub, well-outside its historical trading region. The pole sign isn't the original one, but has 'COURAGE' lettering and a gold cockerel above. The sign was replaced in 2012 and the Courage features removed. SP photo 2007; SP 2012 Picture

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Mann, Crossman & Paulin - London & Burton-upon-Trent Nuneaton, 133 Ansley Road Ansley Road Post Office A small modern projecting box sign with lettering 'FREE OFF LICENCE ... MANNS'. Deteriorating condition. BHK photo 2011 Picture

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Mann's (Watney-Mann subsidiary based in Norwich) Norwich Pailton, 62 Coventry Road White Lion Above the pole sign, a Mann's 'George and Dragon'. BHK 2011; Google 2018 .

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Mann's (Watney-Mann subsidiary based in Norwich) Norwich Polesworth, 11 High Street Spread Eagle Above the pub sign, a Mann's 'George and Dragon'. BPu 2010 .

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Mitchells & Butlers Ltd Smethwick Rugby, 1 Bridget Street Engine (former) Old etched windows, one of which has an 'M&B' monogram in a roundel. Google indicates that the pub was boarded up in 2012. Converted to flats by 2020, and all windows have been renewed. MS 2008; Google 2012; SP 2020 .
GONE

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Mitchells & Butlers Ltd Smethwick Rugby, 1 Lower Hillmorton Road Victoria The public bar has three old etched windows with 'M&B' monograms. Others have been replaced by modern Atomic Brewery windows. MS 2007; SP photo 2020 Picture

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Mann's (Watney-Mann subsidiary based in Norwich) Norwich Rugby, 1 North Street Windmill (Rugby Tavern) Was named 'Rugby Tavern' for a few years, but has reverted to its original name under the new ownership of Black Country Ales. A Mann's 'George and Dragon' is mounted on a gable end facing the street. There is also one mounted above the projecting sign bracket. PLo photo 2016; SP photo 2020 Picture

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Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Rugby, 165 Oxford Street Imperial Hotel (demolished) A modern board above the hanging sign incorporating 'ANSELLS' lettering and the squirrel trade mark. The pub was demolished by 2018 for housing development. BHK 2011; Google 2018 Picture
GONE

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Mann's (Watney-Mann subsidiary based in Norwich) Norwich Rugby, 7 Drury Lane Prince of Wales Mounted above the projecting sign bracket, a Mann's 'George and Dragon'. By 2020, due to external refurbishment, the bracket had been replaced, and the Mann's feature removed. BHK photo 2011; PLo photo 2016; SP photo 2020 Picture
GONE

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Mann's (Watney-Mann subsidiary based in Norwich) Norwich Rugby, 72 James Street Alexandra Arms Mounted above the projecting sign bracket was a Mann's 'George and Dragon'. By 2020, the bracket had been replaced, and the Mann's feature removed. PLo 2016; SP 2020 .
GONE

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Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Cape Hill, Smethwick; and Springfield, Wolverhampton Sambourne, The Green Green Dragon A slate plaque: 'Traditional CASK ALES' + 'deer leaping' illustration + 'MITCHELLS & BUTLERS'. BHK 2011 .

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Mann's (Watney-Mann subsidiary based in Norwich) Norwich Shipston on Stour, 6 Church Street Horseshoe Above the pub sign, a Mann's 'George and Dragon'. BPu 2010 .

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Bass, Ratcliffe & Gretton Ltd Burton-upon-Trent Shustoke, The Green Plough A large sign applied to the end wall: 'Bass (in script)' and a small red triangle. BHK photo 2009 Picture

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Hunt Edmunds & Co Ltd Banbury Southam, Coventry Street Red Lion (former) On the front elevation, a Hunt Edmunds plaque. The pub has been converted to residential use. SP 2003 .

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Mann's (Watney-Mann subsidiary based in Norwich) Norwich Southam, Daventry Street Market Tavern (formerly the Crown) Above the hanging sign, a Mann's 'George and Dragon' in gold. MTa 2012 .

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Flower & Sons Ltd Stratford-upon-Avon Stockton, Stockton Road Blue Lias Mounted above the pole sign alongside the canal, an old painted metal plate with 'FLOWERS'. BHK photo 2011 Picture

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Flower & Sons Ltd Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford upon Avon, 21 Church Street Windmill On the southern end wall, a wooden board sign showing the 'bard' trademark: 'FLOWER & SONS FINE ALES - WINDMILL INN'. Also a 'FLOWER & SONS' applied letter sign on the frontage. Now a Greene King pub. These signs were extant in 2010, but had been removed by 2014. TN photo 2004; SP 2005; Google 2010 and 2014 Picture
GONE

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Mann's (Watney-Mann subsidiary based in Norwich) Norwich Stretton on Dunsmore, Brookside Oak & Black Dog Above the hanging sign, a Mann's 'George and Dragon' in gold. BHK 2011 .

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Flower & Sons Ltd Stratford-upon-Avon Warwick, 19 Hampton Street Facing Stand Street An old fading painted sign, just legible, facing Stand Street: 'FLOWER & SONS ALES & STOUT'. NB 2016; Google photo 2008 and 2018 Picture

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Hunt Edmunds & Co Ltd Banbury Warwick, 27 Pickard Street Avon Tavern (former) A Hunt Edmunds plaque - silver on black. The pub has been converted to residential use, but the plaque is retained. BHK 2009; SP 2012 .

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Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Warwick, 55 Crompton Street A former pub Converted to a house. Between the first and second floor windows is an old faded painted sign. Lettering can just be made out: ' (?) INN ... ANSELLS ... THE BETTER BEER'. SP photo 2007 Picture

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Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Warwick, 6 Castle Street Gold Cup (former) In the ironwork above the hanging sign, an Ansells squirrel - all painted black. This pub was converted to a restaurant some years ago. BHK 2013 .

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Whitbread - the national brewery conglemerate Warwick, 66 Lower Cape Cape of Good Hope 'WHITBREAD' lettering on a green strap on the hanging sign. AH photo 2011 Picture

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Courage Ltd - London, Bristol, etc Warwick, Friars Street An off-licence A small modern projecting sign with 'FREE OFF LICENCE ... COURAGE' lettering. AH photo 2011 Picture

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Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Water Orton, Marsh Lane Dog On the roof, the remains of an 'Ansells' script sign painted on the tiles can just be discerned. In the front window of the right-hand room, there is an example of the brewery's 'squirrel' trademark in leaded glass (but this could be Holt's). KBu 2010; SP photo 2011 Picture

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Mann's (Watney-Mann subsidiary based in Norwich) Norwich Whitacre Heath, Station Road Railway Inn Above the hanging sign, a Mann's 'George and Dragon' in gold. BHK 2011 .

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Ansells Brewery Ltd Birmingham Whitnash, Whitnash Road Plough & Harrow A large 'Ansells' letter sign in script attached to the wall. Lettering in similar style on the pub sign, BHK photo 2011 Picture

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