Truman, Hanbury & Buxton & Co. Ltd

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Truman, Hanbury & Buxton & Co. Ltd, Black Eagle Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1

The Black Eagle Brewery was built by Thomas Bucknall in about 1666 and it was acquired by Joseph Truman in 1679. Registered in January 1889.

In order to brew the increasingly popular 'pale ales', the company acquired Phillips Bros Brewery in Burton-upon-Trent in 1873. They rebuilt the brewery and brewed there until 1971. See Truman, Hanbury, Buxton (Burton).

Acquired by Grand Metropolitan Hotels Ltd in 1971 and was merged with Watney Mann Ltd in 1974. Name changed to Truman Ltd in 1971. Brewing ceased in 1989. The site remains an assortment of commercial buildings.

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

An assortment of images of the Brick Lane brewery:

The brewery in 1930:

The brewery in 1931:

The brewery in 1990:

The Brick Lane Brewery in 2006. Courtesy "Watneys Red Barrel":

The Brick Lane Brewery during a BHS Urban Walk in 2009:


Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 40,779

Description  : Eagle
Date of Application  : 10/11/1884

Used Prior to 1870?  : NO