Mitchells & Butlers plc (LSE: MAB) (also referred to as "M&B") runs around 2,000 managed pubs, bars and restaurants throughout the United Kingdom. The Company's headquarters are in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
The Mitchells & Butlers Brewery was formed when Henry Mitchell's old Crown Brewery (founded in Smethwick in 1866) merged with William Butler's Brewery (also founded in Smethwick in 1866) in 1898. Henry Mitchell had moved to the Cape Hill site in 1879 and this became the company's main brewing site. The company then merged with Bass in 1961. With the brand currently under ownership of Coors Brewers, the brewery closed in 2002 with production switched to Burton upon Trent. The site is now a housing estate, although the Mitchell & Butler war memorial, built in 1920, has been retained and restored.