Brakspear & Sons Ltd

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W H Brakspear & Sons Ltd, New Street, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire.

Founded 1756 by Richard Hayward at Bell Street and was joined by Robert Brakspear c.1779. Merged with Appleton & Shaw, New Street Brewery, in 1812. All brewing was then concentrated at New Street. Registered January 1896.

Ceased brewing 2002, but the company continues as a PubCo.

Some of the original brewing equipment is now in use at the Wychwood Brewery Ltd, Witney.

Premises still standing.



Images of the brewery:


The brewery in 1996:


The brewery in 2002 (just before closure):


Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 75,847

Description  : Words "Henley Ales"
Date of Application  : 4/5/1888

Used Prior to 1870?  : 87 years