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[[image:Rigden Canterbury ad 1858.jpg|thumb|An advert from 1858]]
 
[[image:Rigden Canterbury ad 1858.jpg|thumb|An advert from 1858]]
 
[[File:Beer & Rigden Faversham 1948.jpg|thumb]]
 
[[File:Beer & Rigden Faversham 1948.jpg|thumb]]
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[[File:George Beer & Rigdens tray.jpg|thumb|Courtesy Roy Denison]]
 
[[File:Rigdens-Advert-1936.jpg|thumb]]
 
[[File:Rigdens-Advert-1936.jpg|thumb]]
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[[File:Rigdens Faversham.jpg|thumb|Courtesy Roy Denison]]
 
[[File:Rigden Int.jpg|thumb]]
 
[[File:Rigden Int.jpg|thumb]]
 
[[File:Rigden Ext.jpg|thumb]]
 
[[File:Rigden Ext.jpg|thumb]]
 
[[File:GeorgeBeer&Rigdenpub.jpg|thumb]]
 
[[File:GeorgeBeer&Rigdenpub.jpg|thumb]]
 
  
 
<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.  
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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.
  
Registered 1902 as Rigden & Co.
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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.
  
Merged with George Beer & Co. 1922 to form '''George Beer & Rigden''', not being limited until 1927.
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Brewery closed 1990 but the buildings remain intact, some converted to a supermarket.
  
Was acquired by [[Fremlins Ltd]]. in 1948 and brewing ceased 1954.
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* '''[[Rigden's Brewery Workshops and Stables]]'''
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* '''[[List of W E & J Rigden Ltd pubs]]'''
  
Production recommenced in 1961, coming under the control of Whitbread after Fremlins acquired in 1968.
 
  
Brewery closed 1990 but buildings remain intact.
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'''An assortment of images of the brewery'''
  
 
'''An assortment of images of the brewery'''
 
 
<gallery>
 
<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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Rigdens Faversham domated album (79).jpg  
 
Rigdens Faversham domated album (79).jpg  
 
Fremlins Faversham.jpg
 
Fremlins Faversham.jpg
Faversham fremlins 2004 2.jpg
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Faversham fremlins 2004 2.jpg|The Maltings
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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.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
'''The brewery in 2007. Courtesy Steve Peck.'''
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'''The brewery in 2007:'''
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<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
File:KentFavershamRigden_SP81_Apr07.jpg
 
File:KentFavershamRigden_SP81_Apr07.jpg
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File:KentFavershamRigden_SP84_Apr07.jpg
 
File:KentFavershamRigden_SP84_Apr07.jpg
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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'''The brewery in 2019:'''
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<gallery>
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File:FavershamRigdens_201904a_SP.jpg |Courtesy Steve Peck
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File:FavershamRigdens_201904b_SP.jpg|Courtesy Steve Peck
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File:FavershamRigdens_201904c_SP.jpg|Courtesy Steve Peck
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File:FavershamRigdens_201904d_SP.jpg|Courtesy Steve Peck
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File:FavershamRigdens_201904e_SP.jpg|Courtesy Steve Peck
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File:FavershamRigdens_201904f_SP.jpg|Courtesy Steve Peck
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File:FavershamRigdens_201904g_SP.jpg|Courtesy Steve Peck
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File:Rigdens Faversham 2019 Sechiari zx (5).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Faversham 2019 Sechiari zx (4).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Faversham 2019 Sechiari zx (3).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Faversham 2019 Sechiari zx (2).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Faversham 2019 Sechiari zx (1).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Brewery Faversham 2019 Sechiari (7).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Brewery Faversham 2019 Sechiari (6).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Brewery Faversham 2019 Sechiari (5).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Brewery Faversham 2019 Sechiari (4).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Brewery Faversham 2019 Sechiari (3).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Brewery Faversham 2019 Sechiari (2).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Brewery Faversham 2019 Sechiari (1).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Maltings Faversham 2019 Sechiari (5).JPG |The Maltings. Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Maltings Faversham 2019 Sechiari (4).JPG |The Maltings. Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Maltings Faversham 2019 Sechiari (3).JPG |The Maltings. Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Maltings Faversham 2019 Sechiari (2).JPG |The Maltings. Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Maltings Faversham 2019 Sechiari (1).JPG |The Maltings. Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Faversham 2019 Sechiari zx (7).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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File:Rigdens Faversham 2019 Sechiari zx (6).JPG |Courtesy Jeff Sechiari
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</gallery>
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'''From the collection of Roy Denison'''
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<gallery>
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File:George Beer & Rigden brewery 28 March 1970.jpg |The brewery in 1970
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File:George Beer & Rigden Faversham.JPG
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File:George Beer & Rigden brewery 18 June 1970.jpg|The brewery in 1970
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File:George Beer and Rigdens labels.jpg
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File:George Beer & Rigden Christmas Ale.jpg
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File:George Beer & Rigden County Ale.jpg
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File:George Beer & Rigden labels.jpg
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File:George Beer & Rigden Milk Stout.jpg
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File:George Beer & Rigden tray.jpg
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File:George Beer & Rigden.jpg
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File:George Beer & Rigdens ashtray.jpg
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File:George Beer & Rigdens enamel signs.jpg
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File:George Beer & Rigdens Pale Ale.jpg
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File:George Beer Canterbury window.jpg
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File:George Beers & Rigden XXX Ale.jpg
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</gallery>
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[[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