If you’re a Portsmouth local there is a very good chance that you’ve heard the name BRICKWOODS. A brewery that is synonymous with Portsmouth brewing and pub history. Brickwoods ceased brewing in 1983 but their old tile work and vintage bricks can be found on a few remaining pubs in Portsmouth & Southsea reminding us they had over a century in the Portsmouth brewing industry.
History seems to be broken and vague in places whilst researching but we’re looking back to at least 1851 when Fanny Brickwood bought the Cobden Arms Brewery on Arundel Street, Landport, and maybe further back to 1705 and the founding of The Portsmouth Brewery. By 1914 there were only four breweries operational in Portsmouth, with Brickwoods having 333 public house licences.
The Brickwoods ‘mascot’ if you will is something (or someone) we’ve known about for a long time. You can’t be interested in Portsmouth history and not come across him. Affectionately known as ‘Little Bricky’ we’ve paid homage to the well known character and brought him back to life.
- 20cm square and 2.5cm deep.
- Laser engraved Poplar wood.
- Individually painted and burnished.
- Metal grip hanger on the back.
- Due to the nature of the wood grain each one is slightly different.
- Designed and produced locally.