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<big>'''W E & J Rigden Ltd''', ''Court Street, Faversham, Kent''</big>
 
<big>'''W E & J Rigden Ltd''', ''Court Street, Faversham, Kent''</big>
  
Founded in the early 1700s by Edward Rigden. Registered in 1902 as Rigden & Co.
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Founded in the early 1700s by Edward Rigden. Registered in 1902 as Rigden & Co. In 1922, they merged with [[George Beer & Co. Ltd]] of Canterbury to form '''George Beer & Rigden''', not being limited until 1927. Production was switched to Faversham.
 
 
Merged with [[George Beer & Co. Ltd]] in 1922 to form '''George Beer & Rigden''', not being limited until 1927.
 
 
 
Was acquired by [[Fremlins Ltd]] in 1948 and brewing ceased 1954.  
 
  
Production recommenced in 1961, coming under the control of Whitbread after Fremlins acquired in 1968.  
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Was acquired by [[Fremlins Ltd]] of Maidstone in 1948 and brewing ceased at Faversham in 1954. Production recommenced in 1961, coming under the control of Whitbread after Fremlins were acquired in 1968. It became Fremlins' brewery when the Maidstone plant was closed by Whitbread in 1972.
  
 
Brewery closed 1990 but the buildings remain intact, some converted to a supermarket.
 
Brewery closed 1990 but the buildings remain intact, some converted to a supermarket.
  
 
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* '''[[Rigden's Brewery Workshops and Stables]]'''
'''[[Rigden's Brewery Workshops and Stables]]'''
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* '''[[List of W E & J Rigden Ltd pubs]]'''
 
 
[[List of W E & J Rigden Ltd pubs]]
 
  
  
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<gallery>
 
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File:Fremlins Faversham with real elephants.jpg|Yes real elephants at the brewery. A Fremlins publicity event!
 
Rigdens Peaty 1993 general view.jpg|Courtesy Ian Peaty
 
Rigdens Peaty 1993 general view.jpg|Courtesy Ian Peaty
 
Rigdens10.jpg  
 
Rigdens10.jpg  
 
Rigden offices.jpg
 
Rigden offices.jpg
 
Rigdens 2007 Smith (2).jpg  
 
Rigdens 2007 Smith (2).jpg  
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File:George Beer & Ridgen's Faversham Brewery 26 July 2001.jpg|Courtesy Roy Denison
 
Rigdens aa.jpg  
 
Rigdens aa.jpg  
 
Rigdens Faversham 1970.jpg  
 
Rigdens Faversham 1970.jpg  
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Faversham fremlins 2004 2.jpg|The Maltings
 
Faversham fremlins 2004 2.jpg|The Maltings
 
File:Crown Cap Rigdens.JPG|Crown Cap Opener Number 702661 (registered 1924) Courtesy Rodney Jones
 
File:Crown Cap Rigdens.JPG|Crown Cap Opener Number 702661 (registered 1924) Courtesy Rodney Jones
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File:FavershamRigdensFloat1908a.jpg|Rigden's Float, 1908. Courtesy Howard Webb Collection
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File:FavershamRigdensFloat1908b.jpg|Rigden's Float, 1908. "Better than Neame's"! Courtesy Howard Webb Collection.
 
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'''The brewery in 2019:'''
 
'''The brewery in 2019:'''
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<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
File:FavershamRigdens_201904a_SP.jpg |Courtesy Steve Peck
 
File:FavershamRigdens_201904a_SP.jpg |Courtesy Steve Peck
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File:FavershamRigdens_201904f_SP.jpg|Courtesy Steve Peck
 
File:FavershamRigdens_201904f_SP.jpg|Courtesy Steve Peck
 
File:FavershamRigdens_201904g_SP.jpg|Courtesy Steve Peck
 
File:FavershamRigdens_201904g_SP.jpg|Courtesy Steve Peck
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File:Rigdens Faversham 2019 Sechiari zx (5).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
 
File:Rigdens Faversham 2019 Sechiari zx (5).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
 
File:Rigdens Faversham 2019 Sechiari zx (4).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
 
File:Rigdens Faversham 2019 Sechiari zx (4).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Faversham 2019 Sechiari zx (6).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
 
File:Rigdens Faversham 2019 Sechiari zx (6).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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'''From the collection of Roy Denison'''
 
'''From the collection of Roy Denison'''
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<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:George Beer & Rigden brewery 28 March 1970.jpg  
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File:George Beer & Rigden brewery 28 March 1970.jpg |The brewery in 1970
 
File:George Beer & Rigden Faversham.JPG  
 
File:George Beer & Rigden Faversham.JPG  
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File:George Beer & Rigden brewery 18 June 1970.jpg|The brewery in 1970
 
File:George Beer and Rigdens labels.jpg  
 
File:George Beer and Rigdens labels.jpg  
 
File:George Beer & Rigden Christmas Ale.jpg  
 
File:George Beer & Rigden Christmas Ale.jpg  
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File:George Beer Canterbury window.jpg  
 
File:George Beer Canterbury window.jpg  
 
File:George Beers & Rigden XXX Ale.jpg  
 
File:George Beers & Rigden XXX Ale.jpg  
File:George Beer & Rigden brewery 18 June 1970.jpg
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
[[Category:Kent]]
 
[[Category:Kent]]

Latest revision as of 10:07, 21 April 2021

An advert from 1858
Beer & Rigden Faversham 1948.jpg
Courtesy Roy Denison
Rigdens-Advert-1936.jpg
Courtesy Roy Denison
Rigden Int.jpg
Rigden Ext.jpg
GeorgeBeer&Rigdenpub.jpg

W E & J Rigden Ltd, Court Street, Faversham, Kent

Founded in the early 1700s by Edward Rigden. Registered in 1902 as Rigden & Co. In 1922, they merged with George Beer & Co. Ltd of Canterbury to form George Beer & Rigden, not being limited until 1927. Production was switched to Faversham.

Was acquired by Fremlins Ltd of Maidstone in 1948 and brewing ceased at Faversham in 1954. Production recommenced in 1961, coming under the control of Whitbread after Fremlins were acquired in 1968. It became Fremlins' brewery when the Maidstone plant was closed by Whitbread in 1972.

Brewery closed 1990 but the buildings remain intact, some converted to a supermarket.


An assortment of images of the brewery


The brewery in 2007:


The brewery in 2019:


From the collection of Roy Denison