Brain & Co. Ltd

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The Old Brewery yard in the early 1930s
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Letterhead 1962
Letterhead 1981
Courtesy Roy Denison

S A Brain & Co Ltd

(1) The Old Brewery, St Mary Street, Cardiff.

(2) 60 Nora Street, Roath, Cardiff.

(3) The Cardiff Brewery, PO Box 53, Crawshay Street, Cardiff CF10 5DS.

(4) Dragon Brewery, Pacific Road, Pacific Business Park, Cardiff CF24 5HJ

Founded 1713 and was acquired by SA Brain in December 1882.

Registered 12th April 1897 with 74 public houses.

New brewery built 1914 at 60 Nora Street, Roath. This was demolished in 1995 and in 1999 they bought the old William Hancock & Co. Ltd Brewery from Bass and moved production.

Still brewing independently, though site redeveloped with production at the new Dragon Brewery, Pacific Road.

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

The remains of the St Mary Street brewery in Cardiff City Centre

Various images of the brewery:

The Crawshay Street brewery in 2008:

The Crawshay Street brewery in 2014:

Labels etc