Gardner & Co. Ltd

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Gardner Godden-1-.jpg
Courtesy Roy Denison
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Godden Ash ad 1878.jpg

Gardner & Co. Ltd, Ash Brewery, Sandwich Road, Ash, Kent.

Founded 1837 when George or Thomas Bushell converted the parish workhouse into a brewery.

Acquired by William Gardner 1840 with 49 tied houses. Traded as Gardner and Godden from 1858.

Registered 1898.

Amalgamated with Tomson & Wotton Ltd. of Ramsgate 1951 to form Combined Breweries (Holdings) Ltd, which was acquired by Whitbread & Co. Ltd. June 1968.

Brewing ceased at Ash in 1954, although ginger beer production continued until 1962.

Brewhouse demolished but traces remain.

List of Gardner & Co Ltd pubs

An assortment of images of the brewery

An assortment of labels showing the products of the brewery

From the collection of Rod Jones