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Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd)

Founded in 1898. Purchased by Mitchells & Butler in 1939, which merged with Bass in 1961. The management bought it out in 1995, then sold to Aston Manor in 2000, who sold it to pub company Global Star in July 2007. Following a tax bill of 1 million, Global sold it for £80,000 to two property developers in 2010, now revealed to be HWBC Ltd. In 2012 Brewery underwent a name change from Highgate Brewery to Davenports Brewery.


Type: Commercial Brewery

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Associated place: City Tavern (Davenports)
Web: davenportsbeer.co.uk/   º   info@davenportsbeer.co.uk

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 Smiles Slap and Tipple   rate  R  3.8    3.04  49  81  9    |  
 Highgate Special Bitter   rate 3.8    2.66  21  11  13    |  
 Davenports Busy Fool (Cask)   rate  R  4.3    2.82  2    |  
 Highgate Hanky Panky   rate 4.8    2.84  6    |  
 Highgate IPA   rate 4.4    2.79  3    |  
 Davenports Original Bitter   rate 4    2.78  29  22  36    |  
 Highgate The Bards Tail   rate 4.2    2.84  2    |  
 Davenports Special Bitter   rate 3.8    2.92  39  46  11    |  
 Highgate Fiddlers Pluck   rate  R  4.1    2.77  1    |  
 Highgate Beezone   rate 3.8    2.85  32  39  33    |  
 Highgate Saddlers Best Bitter   rate 4.3    2.87  37  38  11    |  
 Highgate Fox’s Nob Premium   rate 5    2.8  32  8  9    |  
 Davenports Strawberry Fields   rate 4.4    2.56  4    |  
 Smiles Blonde   rate 3.7    2.76  8    |  
 Smiles Heritage   rate 5.2    3.31  71  74  25    |  
 Davenports Thin Ice   rate 4    2.84  2    |  
 Highgate Ruby Mild   rate 4    2.9  38  24  9    |  
 Davenports Torch Bearer   rate  R  4.1    2.73  1    |  
 Davenports Busy Fool (Bottle)   rate  R  5.8    2.98  6    |  
 Highgate Highland Whisky Ale   rate 4.6    2.99  44  63  21    |  
 Highgate Painted Lady   rate 4.3    2.47  1    |  
 Highgate Gnats   rate 4.6    2.81  1    |  
 Davenports England’s Glory   rate 4    2.6  1    |  
 Davenports Knee Trembler   rate 4.5    2.79  1    |  
 Davenports Summer Storm   rate 3.8    2.84  2    |  
 Highgate Lager   rate 3    2.09  1    |  
 Highgate Stocking Filler   rate 4.3    2.8  31  25  10    |  
 Highgate FGL Lager   rate 4.2    2.66  1    |  
 Highgate Irish Whisky Ale   rate 4.6    2.87  33  33  15    |  
 Highgate Coppernob   rate 4.2    2.53  2    |  
 Holts Entire   rate  R  4.4    2.83  3    |  
 Highgate Mild   rate 3.8    2.82  3    |  
 Highgate Old Ale (Cask)   rate 5.3    3.21  70  43  27    |  
 Highgate Golden Ale   rate 3.7    2.5  2    |  
 Highgate Walsall Gold   rate  R  4.2    2.97  4    |  
 Highgate Throbbin Robin   rate 4.3    2.87  5    |  
 Highgate Wild Cat   rate 3.9    2.91  3    |  
 Highgate Quick Fix   rate 4    2.59  2    |  
 Highgate Lock Keepers Ale   rate 3.9    2.77  1    |  
 Highgate Highlander   rate 4.6    3.08  2    |  
 Davenports Premium   rate 4.5    2.89  4    |  
 Davenports Saddlers Ale   rate 4.3    2.86  2    |  
 Highgate Old Ember   rate 6.5    3.37  86  66  77    |  
 Highgate Englands Glory   rate 4    2.78  28  21  25    |  
 Davenports IPA Export Bitter (Bottled)   rate 4    2.87  36  38  24    |  
 Highgate Old Ale (Bottle)   rate 5.1    3.38  86  68  79    |  
 Davenports Spring Fever   rate 4.1    2.89  2    |  
 Davenports Irish Whiskey Ale   rate 4.4    2.82  33  29  13    |  
 Highgate Classic   rate 4.5    2.92  1    |  
 Davenports Fury   rate  R  4.5    2.79  5    |  
 Highgate Fox’s Nob (Bottled)   rate 4    2.8  30  25  37    |  
 Davenports Top Brew De Luxe   rate 8.2    2.66  24  6  30    |  
 Highgate Dark Mild   rate 3.4    2.93  40  27  35    |  
 Highgate Black Pig   rate  R  4.4    3.22  73  88  18    |  
 Davenports Last Minute   rate 4.5    2.61  20  17  14    |  
 Davenports The Fall   rate 4.4    2.89  5    |  
 Davenports Cloud Nine   rate  R  4    2.85  5    |  
 Highgate Fat Catz   rate 4.8    2.89  36  18  15    |  
 Smiles Best   rate 4.1    2.9  36  39  13    |  
 Highgate Fox’s Nob (Cask)   rate 3.8    3.02  47  73  26    |  
 Highgate Pride and Joy   rate 3.8    3.08  2    |  
 Davenports Beer Hunter   rate  R  4.5    2.8  32  38  15    |  
 Highgate Summer Telse   rate 4.5    2.65  7    |  
 Highgate Queen of Hearts   rate 3.6    2.92  1    |  
 Highgate Natterjack   rate 4.2    2.77  6    |  
 Highgate Pheasant Plucker   rate 4.1    2.47  7    |  
 Davenports IPA (Cask)   rate 4    2.86  37  37  17    |  
 Davenports Ice Age   rate  R  3.4    2.76  1    |  
 Highgate Lone Wolf   rate 4.6    2.91  40  46  10    |  
 Highgate Prancers Pride   rate 4.3    3.02  6    |  
 Davenports Nightmare   rate 3.8    2.75  7    |  
 Davenports Original Bitter (Cask)   rate 4    2.61  22  9  16    |  
 Highgate Heatwave   rate 4.1    2.87  5    |  
 Highgate Kerfuffle   rate 4.5    2.84  3    |  
 Highgate Upper Cut   rate 4.7    2.37  2    |  
 Smiles Bristol IPA   rate 4.4    3.08  50  68  19    |  
 Highgate Red Rogue   rate 3.8    2.62  21  9  16    |  
 Davenports Keltic Whiskied Ale   rate 4.4    2.64  8    |  
 Davenports Heatwave Gold   rate 4.1    2.77  1    |  
 Highgate Fury   rate 4.3    3  2    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Smiles
 Smiles Mild   rate  R   C    2.84  1    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Lichfield
 Lichfield Hop ’N’ Bothered   rate  R   C  4.5    3  1    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Smiles
 Smiles Golden Brew   rate  R   C  3.8    3  3    |  
 Smiles Original   rate  R   C  3.8    3.25  4    |  
 Smiles Wurz Ale   rate  R   C  4.1    3.25  7    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Shenstone
 Shenstone Hop   rate  R   C  3.8    2.76  3    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Smiles
 Smiles Turkey’s Delight   rate  R   C  3.8    2.55  18  6  9    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Blue Bear
 Blue Bear Dragon’s Breath   rate  C  4.8    2.9  2    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Lichfield
 Lichfield Steeplejack   rate  R   C  4.5    2.85  3    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Smiles
 Smiles Holly Hops   rate  R   C  5    2.94  42  31  9    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Blue Bear
 Blue Bear White Bear   rate  C  4.5    2.93  8    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Shenstone
 Shenstone Doctor J   rate  R   C  4.1    2.76  2    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Blue Bear
 Blue Bear Wanderlust   rate  C  3.8    2.85  35  35  12    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Smiles
 Smiles March Hare   rate  R   C  4    2.95  3    |  
 Smiles May Fly   rate  R   C  4.5    2.98  4    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Lichfield
 Lichfield Hoppy Daze   rate  R   C  4    3.1  4    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Shenstone
 Shenstone Evo   rate  R   C  3.6    2.75  2    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Lichfield
 Lichfield Medieval   rate  R   C  4.9    2.92  1    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Smiles
 Smiles Zing Ale   rate  R   C  4.1    2.63  3    |  
 Smiles Old Tosser   rate  R   C  4.3    2.73  6    |  
 Smiles Cheeky Pint   rate  R   C  3.8    2.75  6    |  
 Smiles April Fuel   rate  R   C  4.8    2.8  2    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Aston Manor
 Aston Manor Smooth Chocolate Ale   rate  R   C  4.1    3.17  3    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Smiles
 Smiles Drifter   rate  R   C  4.5    2.81  1    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Shenstone
 Shenstone 3 Spires   rate  R   C  3.8    2.74  1    |  
Brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd) by/for Smiles
 Smiles Night Glow   rate  R   C  4.5    2.92  1    |  
 Smiles Zummer Vat Ale   rate  R   C  4    2.93  3    |  
 Smiles Frostie Jack   rate  R   C  4.5    2.86  2    |  
 Smiles Maiden Leg Over   rate  R   C  3.5    2.84  35  35  13    |  

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