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SPREAD EAGLE St.Philip’s Plain (Narrow Plain)

Hi,

I discovered this newspaper clipping:

Tuesday 06 February 1945
Newspaper: Western Daily Press
"TRANSFERS GRANTED The following transfer were granted:— ALEHOUSES.—A division—Spread Eagle. Narrow Plain, from Ernest Nelson Neathey to Albert Charles Hunter."

You have a gap on your records for this pub between 1944 and 1949. I guess Albert Charles Hunter may be the missing landlord for that period.

Hope that helps,

Rob

Re: SPREAD EAGLE St.Philip’s Plain (Narrow Plain)

Thanks for the information Rob, I have now added Albert Hunter to the record

Regards George

Re: SPREAD EAGLE St.Philip’s Plain (Narrow Plain)

Hi George,

I don't suppose you know which brewery owned this pub?

I'm doing a bit of research work into my grandparents who ran the pub (Neathey).

I have an M&B beer tray and a Bass half-pint glass which I was given by my grandmother a long time ago (I think they may have originally been used in the pub)

Thanks,

Rob

Re: SPREAD EAGLE St.Philip’s Plain (Narrow Plain)

The picture shows no sign of it belonging to one of the Bristol Breweries, so possibly an M & B pub (there were others in Bristol) or a free house. Sorry to be of so little help

George

Re: SPREAD EAGLE St.Philip’s Plain (Narrow Plain)

Just for your info George, it looks like it was a Fussell's pub (http://breweryhistory.com/wiki/index.php?title=List_of_Sidney_Fussell_%26_Sons_Ltd). The brewery was acquired by Bass, Mitchells & Butlers Ltd in 1962

Rob

Re: SPREAD EAGLE St.Philip’s Plain (Narrow Plain)

Thanks for that Rob, and thanks for the link, very interesting site

George