Bushell, Watkins & Smith Ltd

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Bushell, Watkins & Smith Ltd, Black Eagle Brewery, Westerham, Kent.

Brewery founded c.1840. Registered July 1894 as B.C.Bushell & Co. Ltd. with 63 public houses.

Acquired Watkins & Son, Swan Brewery, Hosey Hill, Westerham 1897 and name changed to B C Bushell, Watkins & Co. Ltd. and finally as above when Alfred Smith & Co, of Sevenoaks were acquired in 1899.

Acquired by Taylor, Walker & Co. Ltd. of London 1948 with 102 houses.

Ceased brewing 1965. Premises used as depot until demolished November 1989.

Brewer’s house remains.

List of Bushell, Watkins & Smith Ltd pubs

Ordnance Survey extracts from 1907. "Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland" [[1]]


An assortment of images of the brewery

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Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No : 294,925
Description : Eagle and spear
Date of Application : 27/07/1907
Used Prior to 1870? : At least 10