Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Whitbread Trophy Bitter ceramic ashtray.

In Advertising > Show & Tell and Breweriana > Show & Tell.
Advertising180 of 8938British European Airways / Benson & Hedges cigarette tin. Orlick pipes counter-top PoS piece.
Love it
Like it

AnythingObscureAnythingObscure loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
keramikoskeramikos loves this.
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 4 months ago

    (160 items)

    A lovely ceramic NoS ashtray that harks back to the glory days of the 1970s in the UK. From what I can remember, the TV tagline was "the pint that thinks it's a quart", or I may have gotten my branding muddled there!
    Fantastic condition, not a mark or ding on its surfaces at all. There's something Edwardian about its design, even the glaze gives it a very wooden look. Actually a friend of mine said it reminded him of either a piano - or bizarrely, a coffin!
    Anyway, while not exactly the most elegant ashtray in my collection, it's certainly got presence and I'm really proud to have it, especially as it's the only Whitbread ashtray I have. (...I think...)
    Hope you guys like it.


    1. keramikos keramikos, 4 months ago
      Simonc, Cool. :-)


      Whitbread Trophy Bitter: 1976

      Music!Whitbread (big head) Trophy Bitter,
      The pint that thinks it’s a quart!
      It’s got the body, the body that satisfies
      It can’t be modest no matter how it tries
      ’Cos it’s the Whitbread Bitter, Trophy Bitter —
      The best that you ever bought (give him a trophy)
      Whitbread, Whitbread, Trophy Bitter
      The pint that thinks it’s a quart!Music!


      Classic Tv Advert Trophy Bitter
    2. Simonc Simonc, 4 months ago
      Now I can't get that damn jingle out of my head. Thanks so much for that in-depth info. :)
    3. keramikos keramikos, 4 months ago
      Simonc, Heh. You're welcome.

      I was born and bred in the USA, so I never heard that jingle, but I have to say that linked page where I found it seems to be a veritable treasure trove of old British Commonwealth alcohol advertising jingles and commercials.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.