Friday, 6 November 2009

Beer from coal

This 1959 film doesn't really feature some petrochemical brew - and barely enough mention of coal at the beginning and end to justify its inclusion in 'Mining Review 12th year no 10' - but does show scenes of pub life and the Charrington Brewery in Mile End Road, London.

3 comments:

CMS said...

The pub signs at the start of this film are priceless!!

Minnie said...

Lovely bit of recent history from Charrington's. Presumably supplying sizeable network of tied pubs - wonder if any of them are still trading.

CarolineLD said...

Charrington's merged with Bass in 1967; the tied pubs were moved into a separate company, now Mitchells & Butlers.

Of course, many have changed ownership - but traces of previous Charrington's connections remain. For example, the Toby jug sign for their Toby ales is still attached to the walls of some London pubs.