Bass, Ratcliff & Gretton Ltd

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Bass, Ratcliff & Gretton Ltd, 137 High Street, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Founded 1777 by William Bass.

Second (Middle) brewery opened on the north side of Station Street in 1853 and third (New) brewery on the south side of Station Street 1864. Old brewery rebuilt 1884-1885.

Registered 1880 and was reconstructed 13th January 1888. Merged with Worthington & Co. Ltd. January 1927. Merged with Mitchells & Butlers Ltd. 1961 to form Bass, Mitchells & Butlers Ltd.

Merged with Charrington United Breweries Ltd in 1967 to become Bass Charrington Ltd. Brewery demolished in 1971, water tower and offices remain.

Bought by Interbrew in 2000 and sold to Coors in 2002. Site of Middle brewery still used for brewing in much altered form: the new brewery site retains more of its original buildings.