>The boys are back in town Commemorating 185 years of Davenports Beer

The boys are back in town Commemorating 185 years of Davenports Beer

Posted by on 23 April 2012 | 0 Comments

The boys are back in town
Commemorating 185 years of Davenports Beer


Davenports started brewing beer in Birmingham way back in 1827 with Robert Davenport and is best known for “Beer at Home Delivery” from the former brewery site at Bath Row in Birmingham, which Robert’s son moved into in 1852.

The site is currently “The Maltings” student accommodation with 827 rooms owned and managed by University College Birmingham, also featuring a sports hall, fitness suite and student bar.

To celebrate 185 years Davenports is marking the event by installing a plaque (with the kind permission of University College Birmingham) on the former site of the brewery recognising the importance of the brewery to the history of Birmingham. Alongside this there will be a celebration ale named B15, the postcode of the former site on Bath Row as a tribute to the brands Birmingham origins.

The event will take place at 12.00 midday on the 26th April at The Maltings Granville Street, Birmingham where the plaque will be unveiled containing historical information about Davenports history. The plaque will be situated only a few metres from the heart of the former brewery Artesian Well some 700 feet (213.36 metres) deep, and taking five years to sink in 1928.  The Well was acquired by University College Birmingham as part of the sale of the site.

The unveiling will be followed by a procession starting from the site at 12.15, lead by a traditional horse drawn Dray followed by a small fleet of the current Davenports delivery vehicles featuring the recent new branding.

The procession will take in Holloway Head, Suffolk Street Queensway and Broad Street ending up making a delivery to one of the current Davenports Pubs “The City Tavern” on the corner of Bishopgate Street and Tennant Street just off Broad Street in Birmingham.

The new fleet are part of the ongoing investment the current owners are making into the brand. The owners would also like the event to highlight they are currently working with land agents and surveyors to find a suitable site to move the brewing process back into the City, thus bringing jobs and the brewing heritage back home.