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Groves and Whitnall Ltd

The Regent Road brewery was founded in 1835 and purchased by William Groves and his son’s friend Arthur Whitnall in 1868. By 1899, when the company was registered, they had amassed nearly 600 pubs. The company was taken over by Greenall Whitley in 1962, as part of that company’s expansion plan.. Closure came in 1972. In later years the reputation of their beers, which were the bedrock of the company’s initial expansion, began to suffer.

I have tried to get these labels in some sort of chronological order. 1930s through the wartime reduction in size to the 1950s. I believe the ‘red rose’ trademark was introduced in the 1940s.

 

Groves & Whitnall Special Pale Ale v1

Groves & Whitnall Special Pale Ale v2

Groves & Whitnall Special Pale Ale v3

Groves & Whitnall Special Light Ale v4

Groves & Whitnall stopper labels

Groves & Whitnall Brown Ale

Groves & Whitnall Dark Amber v1

Groves & Whitnall Light Amber v1

Groves & Whitnall Light Amber v2

Groves & Whitnall Barley Wine

Groves & Whitnall C Ale v1

Groves & Whitnall C Ale v2

Groves & Whitnall Extra Strong Ale v1

Groves & Whitnall Extra Strong Ale v2

Groves & Whitnall Extra Strong Ale v3

Groves & Whitnall Coronation Ale

Groves & Whitnall C Ale v3

Groves & Whitnall Dark Amber v2

Groves & Whitnall Light Amber v3

Groves & Whitnall C Ale v4

Groves & Whitnall C Ale v5

Groves & Whitnall Dark Amber v3

Groves & Whitnall Dark Amber v4

Groves & Whitnall Light Amber v4

Groves & Whitnall Light Amber v5

Groves & Whitnall neck labels, top is for Coronation Ale

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