Collection of Hen adverts
Speckled Hen is a strong fine ale named after an unusual, speckled
vintage MG car. The ale is brewed by Morland, a small brewery with
longstanding connections with the town of Abingdon, the home of
MG. The ale is a finely balanced, deliciously smooth pale ale with
a subtle blend of flavours. It owes its distinctive character to
a unique strain of yeast first used in 1896, and reflects brewing
skills developed across more than 280 years of independent brewing
distinctive adverts regularly appear in the UK press based on an
"Old Fox" who is fond supping a "Hen"! They
are clearly fun but with a subtle purpose of creating a brand awareness
by association with the humourous situations involving a "Hen"
and by raising our awareness of the distinctive label incorporating
the red octagon. That label is very noticeable on both bottles and
beer pumps in bars that stock Speckled Hen.
The inevitable golfing play on "hen" has appeared in
the latest advert seen in the Times on 25.4.03
One for Good Friday and Easter Weekend
five adverts above are the most recent to appear in the daily press.
webpage is a collection of the Old Speckled Hen adverts that have
appeared in the UK press recently. If V8 enthusiasts come across
other Hen adverts, do send them to the V8 Webmaster as an original
cutting or as a jpeg scan at 150dpi and he will post them on this
webpage to expand the collection.
The individual images forming part of this collection of Old Speckled
Hen adverts have been optimised (by reducing the file size to ensure
prompt loading for visitors to this website) but we hope the quality
of the images is sufficient for you to enjoy the artwork of what
is an amusing collection.
of Morland to the Old Speckled Hen adverts and artwork is acknowledged