E. Robins & Son Ltd

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An Ordnance Survey extract from 1909. "Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland" http://maps.nls.uk/index.html
An advert from 1854

E Robins & Son Ltd, Anchor Brewery, 57 Waterloo Street, Hove, East Sussex.

Founded 1789.

Registered April 1894 to acquire the business of the late E W Robins.

Noting that a sale of 21st May of E W Robins property mentioned the Albion Brewery Shoreham and 58 Park Street here.

Acquired by Tamplin & Sons Ltd and Findlater, Mackie & Co. Ltd. 1928 after brewing had ceased on 30th January 1924.

  • More information about the company and other Brighton breweries is available from the Brighton & Hove website: : [[1]]

Eric Doré adds the following and requests any further information about the firm

This appears to be one of the breweries which was visited by Alfred Barnard.

The brewery was started by Ebenezer Robins in Brighton in 1789. One researcher says that Ebenezer was a member of an “empoverished Jewish family” living in Hove but if that is the case, the source for the information has not come to light – nor has any detail concerning the source of original finance for the brewery. Does anyone have information?

The last set of beer labels showed an imp as a trademark or logo but the thinking behind this is not clear. Unless you know otherwise! Also one of the last bottle labels was for a Royal Pale Ale but whether this celebrated a Royal event is also not clear – anyone know?

Andrew Cunningham who has a bottle of the last brew at Waterloo Street, Hove with a date of 30th January 1924 shown on the label. The brewery had moved to Brighton from Hove by 1831. But the company did not dispose of assets until 1928 – what happened in the meantime?

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