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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I seem to recall that Whitbread for a while retained the identity of Wethered, Strongs, Brickwoods and Fremlins (I know Wittenden will be keen to confirm this).
    This was the infamous Whitbread Umbrella where they bought up shares in various breweries supposedly to protect them from hostile takeovers then took them over. Those you mention plus many others (Castle Eden, Flowers, the one in Tiverton - Knight Starkey & Ford? etc) were included, although Wethered of Marlow was owned by Strongs and were later to be called "Whitbread Wessex". A sore subject for me as I lived in Romsey when Strongs was taken over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Pub sign of the year 2011?
    This thread was first started in 2012. You have probably seen the front page.
    Great pub sigh BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Tankard and the deers head were both used.

    PS I forgot the Bass red triangle, Britain’s first registered trade mark, and Charrington’s Toby jug.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I seem to recall that Whitbread for a while retained the identity of Wethered, Strongs, Brickwoods and Fremlins (I know Wittenden will be keen to confirm this).
    I vaguely remember seeing a Threlfalls sign in North Wales way back (Caernarfon?). Perversely I now use Whitbread hotels as a base for going to other pubs! They do seem to be building up a chain if their own pub / restaurants but they are always next to their hotels. I have tried their unlimited breakfast but have found it descending into a trough of debauched gluttony.
    You can reminisce here: http://www.breweryhistory.com/Defunct/DefunctIndex.htm

    I'm sure the BHS would love to hear of any omissions or changes should you wish to submit them - I've sent in loads for the London section under the abbreviation of TrC.

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