Here is a great selection of the pubs and properties of H&G Simonds Ltd. If you can add to it – please send me information or images to show here. If you are searching for more information, then the in-house magazine that was published from 1926 – 1960, ‘The Hop Leaf Gazette’ always carried articles on new and refurbished pubs and there are also some interesting websites that list ‘lost pubs’.

Bristol pubs merited their own page, as does the photo album of the Brewery’s in house design department.

Unidentified images are tagged ‘X’ at the bottom – can you help us to identify any?

With particular thanks to John Berry, who has now contributed 100’s of images from his own research!

The Brewery History Society has long list of Simonds Pubs HERE:  

The business placed great importance on maintaining and refurbishing its estate. Here is a typical story, from The Castle Inn at Hurst, across the road from the family graveyard at St Nicholas Church.

There are some great sites to learn more about the old pubs of Reading:

CAMRA have a download   HERE  

Brewery History site is  HERE  

The Lost Pubs of Reading site is    HERE