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The lyrics to the advert went: Beer at home means Davenports,
That’s the beer!
Lots of cheer!
The finest malt with hops and yeast,
Turns a snack into a feast.
Straight from breweries to your home,
Soon you’ll know why folks all say:
"Beer at home means Davenports! "
Davenport's was a great bitter - I used to drink it in The Mechanics, Nottingham, near the Victoria Centre, the only pub in the city that sold it - it was a tied house. But let's not pretend that this is anything other than a cynical marketing exercise. Different water, different yeasts, different recipe - the Highgate website says 'based on', which is a giveaway. It won't be the same beer and they shouldn't try and pretend it is.
Yo Folks Sure the Davenports "Marketing=Team et al " are
Running this one Up the flagpole, even "Loss,t leaders " with bountiful
rewards,, Wow a Years supply of Beer = nicely Sachi,d oops Sashied in,
Catching the local papers with Nostalgic & yes cynical (but Free :biggrin: advertising , all part of the mercenary sales pitching, but It works,,
Ok so it ,,the Beer, the product is Not the same, ( as it was years ago )
but it is "The Name" so having lost so many "Local" products & of course
Manufacturing Companies,, 1001 trades down to about 30? now
I will try this New Davenports & drink to nostalgic re-birth ,,
Cheers John Y (hic)
Well, as a beer-fancier myself, I've scoured the net but can't actually find any way that I can order Beer At Home from Davenport's....
When I was a sprog living in The Broadway, Perry Barr, our next-door neighbour Mr Seeley worked in the accounts department at Ansells, Aston Cross. One afternoon, his boss gave him a lift home after work, arriving just in time to see the Davenport's wagon unloading an order. Mr Seeley had a good deal of explaining to do......but got away with it.
As I write this, I am enjoying a bottle of Davenport's Original Bitter, brewed by the Highgate Brewery to the original recipe. Well-rounded and malty, and bitter like bitter ought to be. Mmmm, nice! And there's more downstairs...
Colin, thanks for posting the link to the Davenports ads. My Father didn't drink alcohol hardly at all but would have a half pint in a pub just to be sociable. He would, however, stock up on alcoholic drinks if it was Xmas or a family party and happily serve the drinks as well. Beer at Home wasn't an option. The ads seem to be aimed at the "high end" customers" with plummy accents and posh looking houses. I remember the larger Guinness mini casks from my friends who did have "Beer at Home" service.
Yo Beagle Its sure of interest to plenty of readers & visitors to this site ,
Our "Nostalgia" posted here is the History lessons for the Schoolchildren of today?
Your "Work Experience" in a Brewery,, escaping from School yet learning what you
may have entered as a "Working Career", maybe enjoying the experience etc
Being rewarded with a Pen,,you must have done good while there
School leaving age children may never get that opportunity, There won,t be Any Breweries left ??
So its good to see one of The Old Names,,Davenports making a comeback,,
Your Posting,,Is of interest And it helps,, Cheers m8 JohnY
ps It was on Holloway Head (i think) but yes,,at the back of Broad Street area.
Yes right by the Acci (Accident Hospital) where I spent more than a few hours waiting to be attended to after I forced my kneecap out. Why oh why did I choose the very day that half the Scouts of the World (think Jamboree) were in there being treated for axe and other assorted self inflicted injuries. And why if 'The Royal Borough of Certain Feeled Cold' was so great could they not look after their guests themselves? Be Prepared my Arris.