J Dudney, Sons & Co

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J Dudney, Sons & Co, South Street, Portslade, East Sussex.

Founded 1849.

Acquired by the Kemp Town Brewery Ltd 1919 and the brewery and several public houses were resold to Smithers & Sons Ltd.

Brewery closed down when Smithers & Sons Ltd were acquired by Tamplin & Sons Ltd. Brewery plant offered for auction 28th January 1930.

Circa 1934 part of the brewery was operated as the Portslade Brewery Co. but this closed by 1938.

The buildings remain intact, though being redeveloped.


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


An assortment of images of the brewery


Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 77,674

Description  : Weathervane with words "Southdown
Date of Application  : 26/6/1888
Used Prior to 1870?  : NO


Registration No  : 77,675
Description  : Weather vane & words "Southdown
Date of Application  : 25/6/1888

Used Prior to 1870?  : NO