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

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