Collection of Old Speckled Hen
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
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 Old Speckled Hen.
As additional Old Speckled Hen adverts are seen in the UK press
and elsewhere they are added to our collection. 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.
Old Fox and his foxy chums enjoying their Hen - an ingenious marketing
device which is both fun and very effective at creating a brand
Old Speckled Hen Collection
Speckled Hen website
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