Barclay, Perkins & Co. Ltd
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.
- Read: A special issue of the Brewery History Journal (2012): The Anchor Brewery, Park Street, Southwark, by Peter Mathais
- Read: "A day at the Brewery" by George Dodd (1843)
- Read: "Barclay, Perkins, and Company's Brewery" (Published 20 March 1875)
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.
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
This "International Incident" plaque reads: AN INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT OCCURRED HERE - 1850. GENERAL HAYNAU "THE AUSTRIAN BUTCHER" WAS RECOGNISED AND ATTACKED BY BARCLAY & PARKINS DRAYMEN
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