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Thursday 18 July, 2002

Wolv.& Dudley Brews.

Holding(s) in Company

Wolverhampton& Dudley Breweries PLC
18 July 2002


                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

     THE WOLVERHAMPTON & DUDLEY BREWERIES, PLC

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

      TWEEDY BROWN COMPANY LLC

3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a 
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

       As 4

4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.

       MELLON NOMINEES (UK) LTD

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

       N/A

6)   ( N/A %) of issued Class

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

      1,900,000

8)   (2.58%) of issued Class

9)   Class of security

      ORDINARY SHARES

10)  Date of transaction

      16 July 2002

11)  Date company informed

      18 July 2002

12)  Total holding following this notification

      NOT KNOWN
               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

      <3.0%

14)  Any additional information

      SEE LETTER BELOW

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

      LESLIE PORTER
      01902 329513

16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
     making this notification

     Date of Notification ....18 July 2002...




Letter to Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries, Plc

Dated July 17, 2002



Re:     Notification under Sections 198-202 Companies. Act l985

In accordance with the requirements of the above-referenced Act, we are writing 
to inform you of the interest held by our client in your Company's ordinary 
shares. Tweedy, Browne Company LLC ('TBC') is an investment adviser registered 
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Set forth below is the name 
of the registered owner:
 
                REGISTERED OWNER                         NUMBER OF SHARES

                Mellon Nominees (U.K.) Ltd.                 1,917,457
                                              TOTAL:        1,917,457

On July 16, 2002, TBC tendered a total of 1,900,000 shares for 6.75 GBP per 
share pursuant to a Dutch Auction Stock Buyback offered by your Company. The 
aggregate interest held by the client account referenced above is 2.60% of the 
73,622,000 ordinary shares outstanding of Wolverhampton & Dudley plc. As a 
result of this transaction, TBC is no longer subject to the Notification 
Requirements under Sections 198-202 of the Companies Act of 1985.


From:  Tweedy, Browne Company LLC 

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