Starkey, Knight & Ford Ltd

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The brewery approach c.1865
The brewery in 1969
(in the Lethbridge Arms, Bishops Lydeard, 2009)
(in the Lethbridge Arms, Bishops Lydeard, 2009)

Starkey, Knight & Ford Ltd, 54 High Street, Bridgwater, Somerset and Fore Street, Tiverton, Devon.

Founded by George Knight 1840. Registered November 1887 as Starkey, Knight & Co. Ltd. to acquire the businesses of Henry and George Knight, Northgate Brewery and Thomas Starkey, North Petherton and Taunton breweries with a total of 30 public houses.

Name changed as above 1895 when Thomas Ford & Son of Tiverton was acquired with c.75 tied houses.

North Petherton and Taunton breweries closed 1906.

Acquired by Whitbread & Co. Ltd. 1962 with 400 tied houses.

The Bridgwater brewery was closed in the same year.


An assortment of views of the brewery.