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February 10, 2015 – 09:18 am
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Listed here are bars, ex-pubs, and off-licences that have a ‘West nation Ales – Best in the western’ porcelain plaque nonetheless in situ. These colourful brewery plaques are quite a typical picture in Gloucestershire consequently they are taken truly for granted. However, they deserve more recognition since these West nation Ales plaques tend to be a reminder of Gloucestershire’s when pleased brewing history.West nation Breweries had been created in 1958 as soon as the Stroud Brewery merged because of the Cheltenham Brewery. By coincidence both Stroud Brewery plus the Cheltenham Brewery began brewing in identical year – 1760. The time is recorded within the porcelain plaques. West nation Breweries were a big local organization with tied houses expanding into Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and areas of Wales. Consequently, these colourful ‘castle’ plaques can certainly still be observed as distant as Presteigne in Wales and Marlborough in Wiltshire.

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The unique ‘castle’ or ‘tower’ design was initially employed by the Cheltenham first Brewery, and porcelain brewery plaques as soon as graced the surface of the tied houses with all the words ‘Cheltenham Ales’. Following the Second World War the Cheltenham Brewery obtained the Hereford and Tredegar Breweries. Because of this the organization changed its name to Cheltenham & Hereford Breweries and also the old plaques had been changed using new, but similar, ‘Cheltenham & Hereford Ales’ design. The old Foxhill Inn near Guiting energy still has these types of a plaque inlaid to the wall.The ‘West Country Ales’ plaques were placed in club wall space from 1958 until c.1967. Whitbread took over western nation Breweries in 1963 but also for many years after the purchase Whitbread however used the West Country Ales ‘castle’ logo design. There are 2 sizes and some minor color differences in the glaze.The research and circulation of this surviving ceramic plaques has never already been undertaken before. There are many more plaques online waiting to be ‘discovered.’ Please let me know in the event that you
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