Salt & Co. Ltd

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Salt Burton on Trent.jpg
Salt Burton.jpg

Thomas Salt & Co. Ltd, 119 High Street, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire

Founded as maltsters 1774. Registered November 1893.

Acquired by Bass, Ratcliff & Gretton Ltd in 1927 and brewing ceased. Site cleared to build shopping precinct c.1965.

Malting continued at the firm's Walsitch Maltings under Bass until the 1960s, now mostly converted into industrial units. A microbrewery has been established here: see Tower Brewery (Burton).



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


These two images show Salt's London depot at St Pancras Station. There is over 120 years between the two pictures but interestingly there is little visual difference

Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 3,988

Description  : Maltese Cross
Date of Application  : 17/03/1876
Used Prior to 1870?  : Since 1856


Registration No  : 13,888
Description  : Maltese Cross and S
Date of Application  : 12/12/1877

Used Prior to 1870?  : Since March 1875