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[[File:Harp Alton 2.jpg|thumb]]<big>'''Bass Brewing (Alton), ''''' Manor Park Brewery, Alton, Hampshire.''</big>
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<big>'''Bass Brewing (Alton)''', ''Manor Park Brewery, Alton, Hampshire.''</big>
  
Owned by the Harp consortium from 1960 to 1980 when Bass acquired it.  
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This large Harp Lager brewery was established by the Harp Consortium in 1961. The Consortium consisted of Guinness in partnership with Courage Barclays, Mitchells & Butlers, and Scottish & Newcastle. It first brewed in December 1962.
  
Now owned by Molson-Coors for brewing and kegging lager.
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In September 1979, [[Bass Charrington Ltd]] acquired the brewery and the adjacent [[Alton Brewery Co]] site. The brands brewed were predominantly Carling and Tennents. Following the government's 'beer orders', Bass sold the brewery to Coors in December 2001.
  
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Molson-Coors closed the brewery in May 2015.
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A history of Manor Park Brewery by Geoff Dye features in the Autumn 2018 edition of ''Brewery History'' journal. See: http://www.breweryhistory.com/journal/index.html
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'''An assortment of views of the brewery. Courtesy Geoff Dye'''
  
'''An assortment of views of the berewery. Courtesy Geoff Dye'''
 
 
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File:manor park bry (2) aa.jpg|Tug of war teams Strongs pub Bakers arms against Laing
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File:manor park bry (2) aa.jpg|Tug of war teams: Strongs pub Bakers Arms versus Laing
 
File:harp buiding of 2 aa.jpg|Courage dray outside main gate 1962
 
File:harp buiding of 2 aa.jpg|Courage dray outside main gate 1962
 
File:Dray outside harp.jpg|Main front of the brewery showing tanks before cladding
 
File:Dray outside harp.jpg|Main front of the brewery showing tanks before cladding
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File:FB_20150928_21_08_58_Saved_Picture.jpg|The removal of tanks in 2016
 
File:FB_20150928_21_08_58_Saved_Picture.jpg|The removal of tanks in 2016
 
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'''An assortment of views of the brewery'''
 
'''An assortment of views of the brewery'''
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File:Alton Bass 1982 aa.jpg|1982
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File:Alton Bass 1982.jpg|1982
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File:Alton maltings  Coors.jpg
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File:AltonCoors02_SP_Apr2007.jpg|2007
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File:AltonCoors01_SP_Apr2007.jpg|2007
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File:AltonCoors03_SP_Apr2007.jpg|2007
 
File:Alton maltings  Coors ab.jpg
 
File:Alton maltings  Coors ab.jpg
File:Alton maltings  Coors.jpg
 
 
File:Alton maltings  Coors aa.jpg
 
File:Alton maltings  Coors aa.jpg
 
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[[category:Hampshire]]

Latest revision as of 13:46, 22 March 2020

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Bass Brewing (Alton), Manor Park Brewery, Alton, Hampshire.

This large Harp Lager brewery was established by the Harp Consortium in 1961. The Consortium consisted of Guinness in partnership with Courage Barclays, Mitchells & Butlers, and Scottish & Newcastle. It first brewed in December 1962.

In September 1979, Bass Charrington Ltd acquired the brewery and the adjacent Alton Brewery Co site. The brands brewed were predominantly Carling and Tennents. Following the government's 'beer orders', Bass sold the brewery to Coors in December 2001.

Molson-Coors closed the brewery in May 2015.

A history of Manor Park Brewery by Geoff Dye features in the Autumn 2018 edition of Brewery History journal. See: http://www.breweryhistory.com/journal/index.html


An assortment of views of the brewery. Courtesy Geoff Dye


An assortment of views of the brewery