Barclay, Perkins & Co. Ltd

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Messrs. Barclay, Perkins & Co’s., Maltings, Bishop Stortford, Herts. Brewers’ Journal 15th June 1891
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From the Illustrated London News
From the Illustrated London News
From the Illustrated London News
Letterhead 1948
Letterhead 1956
Their Trade Mark Directory registration
Courtesy Steve Elliott

Barclay, Perkins & Co. Ltd, Park Street, London SE1.

Founded 1616 by James Monger and became Barclay, Perkins in 1781.

Registered June 1896.

Merged with Courage & Co. Ltd. 1955 to form Courage & Barclay Ltd.

Brewing other than lager ceased 1958 and the site was then rebuilt as a bottling plant. Lager brewing ceased 1962/3, probably on the opening of the Harp plant at Alton and the Park Street site was later redeveloped.



The brewery features in The Noted Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland by Alfred Barnard published 1890.


Anchor Terrace is a listed building and plaques have been erected in the area to record the history of the brewery, see images below.

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This plaque lists the brewers as follows:

  • THE MONGER FAMILY 1616-1670
  • JOSIAH CHILD 1670-1693
  • EDMUND HALSEY MP 1693-1729
  • RALPH THRALE 1729-1758
  • HENRY THRALE 1758-1781
  • BARCLAY, PERKINS & CO 1781-1955
  • COURAGE LTD 1955-1986

LondonSE1BarclayPerkinsHaynauPlaque SP Mar10.jpg

This "International Incident" plaque reads: AN INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT OCCURRED HERE - 1850. GENERAL HAYNAU "THE AUSTRIAN BUTCHER" WAS RECOGNISED AND ATTACKED BY BARCLAY & PARKINS DRAYMEN


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This is the Samuel Johnson image, one of their main Trade Marks. There is more information about the Anchor Brewery and the Thrale family on the website: https://thrale.com


An assortment of images of the brewery


Signs, Labels, Adverts, etc


Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 20,996

Description  : Shield with BP & Co & signature
Date of Application  : 29/7/1879

Used Prior to 1870?  : NO