Collection of Hen adverts

Old 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 history.

Equally 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

The five adverts above are the most recent to appear in the daily press. (April 2003)

This 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.

Copyright of Morland to the Old Speckled Hen adverts and artwork is acknowledged and admired!

The Old Fox and his foxy chums enjoying their Hen - an ingenious marketing device which is both fun and very effective at creating a brand awareness