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Brentford Pubs PoemThe Brentford Pubs Poem names the beerhouses and public houses you would encounter if you walked westwards from Kew Bridge, along Kew Bridge Road, Brentford High Street and then across Brentford Bridge and along London Road, Brentford End.
Whether the pubs all existed at the same time is doubtful, but one has to admire the effort in creating the poem.
To find out more about many of the local pubs and breweries try Gillian Clegg's book "Brentford & Chiswick Pubs".
Thanks to the person who sent a typescript copy of the poem in 2004. See also another version of the poem, provided by Peter Ranshaw.
Address: KBR = Kew Bridge Road; LR = London Road; the rest are High Street.
Another versionIn August 2010 Peter Ranshaw sent a scan of the poem (from a newspaper?), accompanying the poem was a headline ' From the days when ale was halfpenny a pail'. This version is one line shorter than the one above, omitting the 'Jolly Tar' reference and there are slight differences in wording:
"When I was knighted with a Star and Garter,
Published December 2008, updated October 2010