Tomson & Wotton Ltd

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The loading bay in 1962
Tomson & Wotton 1948.jpg
Tomson & Wotton 1965.jpg
The brewery in the 1950s.
Courtesy John Ault

Tomson & Wotton Ltd, Queen Street, Ramsgate, Kent.

Founded 1634. In 1635 Robert Sampson sold malthouse, brewhouse etc. Acquired by Thomas Tomson 1680 who was listed as farmer in 1717.

In 1854 Thomas Wotton started as an operative brewer becoming a partner in 1867.

Private company registered 1892. Merged with Gardner & Co. Ltd. 1951 to form Combined Breweries (Holdings) Ltd, controlling 102 tied houses.

Acquired by Whitbread & Co. Ltd. June 1968 and was closed October 1968.

List of Tomson & Wotton Ltd pubs

The brewery in the late 1970s

An assortment of images of the brewery

Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No : 491,288
Description : Words "ALBRIGHT" & a smiling face
Date of Application : 09/05/1928
Used Prior to 1870? : NO

Registration No : 501,180
Description : Words "OLD THATCH" for brown ale
Date of Application : 22/03/1928
Used Prior to 1870? : NO

Registration No : 534,236
Description : Opal Pale Ale Label
Date of Application : 15/08/1932
Used Prior to 1870? : NO