Peter Walker & Son (Warrington & Burton) Ltd

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Ordnance Survey extract from 1920. Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland (
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Peter Walker & Son (Warrington & Burton) Ltd, Shobnall Brewery, Shobnall Road / Wellington Street, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire

The Shobnall Brewery was built in 1877 for Andrew Barclay Walker, and traded as A B Walker & Sons. Andrew was the younger brother of Peter Walker (Peter Walker & Co. Ltd). Having merged with Warrington, the company was registered as Peter Walker & Son (Warrington & Burton) Ltd in 1890.

Following the 1921 merger with Robert Cain, the Warrington brewery became Walker Cain Ltd. The Shobnall Brewery was closed in about 1922 and sold to Bass in 1923 who in turn sold it to English Grains Ltd in 1924. Since demolished, and the site now occupied by retail units.

In 1890, they acquired Clarkson & Son, Midland Brewery, Victoria Street, Burton.

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