GALLERY: Modern Watney’s Pubs from Matchboxes These were carefully removed from matchboxes produced, we would guess, in about 1968, probably for sale in Watney’s pubs. (Any matchbox collectors who want to correct us, go for it.) The Silver Sword, Coventry, which now looks like this (Google Street View). The Roebuck, Erdington, Birmingham, described in 2010 as ‘like a wild west saloon‘. Pluto’s Place, Leicester. (Anyone know where it was? There’s a Pluto Close in Leicester which looks of about the same vintage.) The Hen & Chickens, Aylesbury, apparently built in 1965 to replace an older building. No sign of the pub now, as far as we can see, but this is known as the Hen & Chickens roundabout. The Halcyon, Peterborough, is still there but now as a ‘Hungry Horse’. The Aquarius AKA the Bluebell, Chelmsley, Birmingham, which in 2009 looked like this.