The Bridge Inn, Ruyton XI Towns. Pub lantern

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Comments (10)

Amelia Royan on December 21, 2008

This is the symbol for Banks Brewery. Unfortunately this great old pub is on the market and will probably be developed into a house. They cannot knock it down as it's a listed building.

Epi F.Villanueva on December 21, 2008

Very nie.




Amelia Royan on December 21, 2008

Yes unfortunately Mira. For example the Baptist Church with the triple windows. This is really a shot to show the changing face of the village, but I'm glad you've opened it.

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on December 21, 2008

Thank you for your comment Epi and your good wishes.

Greetings for Christmas, Amelia

Amelia Royan on December 21, 2008

Billy - you're behaving like a dating agency! :)

Amelia Royan on December 21, 2008

Do we get an invite to the nuptials?

pedrocut on February 25, 2009


You have set me a puzzle here. This is indeed the sign for Banks Beer, and looking at the can that I have in fridge, it appears correct.

Now if I am not mistaken in my local Banks Hostelry there is a stained glass sign that shows a motto in Latin beneath. Is this something else that has been lost in time?

Well thank you so much for the excuse to use to the trouble and strife to visit purely in the line of field work!

Regards Peter

pedrocut on April 5, 2009

Well Amelia,

It took me a long time looking around the local Banks’ Hostelry, but here is a mobile photo of the Banks logo that is probably from when the Pub was built. It would appear that the Latin motto has been lost in time.

Pretty ironic really as one of the more recent logos of Banks’ was “Unspoiled by Progress!”

Regards, Peter

Amelia Royan on February 8, 2014

Thank you for all that info Peter. The original sign may have been broken by the rowdy locals coming out well after closing time! :))

The pub is now no longer! It is a private house, and this lantern too has disappeared. All in the cause of progress.

Cheers, Amelia

pedrocut on February 9, 2014

Hi Amelia

"In 1999 Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries (Banks) purchased Marston, Thompson & Evershed, and in the same year the Marston's took over the Mansfield Brewery of Nottinghamshire and closed it down, transferring production of Mansfield beers to the Park Brewery.

In 2005 Marston's Brewery took over production under licence from Interbrew of Draught Bass, succeeding Coors. Later, in 2005, the Jennings Brewery of Cockermouth was purchased and in 2007 Hampshire based Ringwood Brewery, which was established in 1978, and brews Best Bitter, Fortyniner, and Old Thumper, was acquired.

In 2007 the Company changed its name from Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries plc to Marston's plc."

Progress! All the best Peter

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