Brakspear & Sons Ltd
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):