Usher's Wiltshire Brewery Ltd

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Usher's Wiltshire Brewery Ltd, Wiltshire Brewery, Back Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

Founded in 1824. Registered in April 1889.


Acquisition history:

  • In 1918, they acquired J. Wadley & Co, Sun Brewery, Highworth, Wiltshire with 17 tied houses.
  • In 1955, they acquired Arnold & Hancock Ltd, Taunton and Wiveliscombe, with 262 pubs. They closed the Taunton brewery in 1955 and the Wiveliscombe brewery in 1959.


Merged with Watney Mann Ltd with c.900 houses in May 1960 and was renamed Usher's Brewery Ltd. 1964.

In 1992, the company went independent following a management buy-out.

The brewery closed 2000. Some buildings remain.


Ushers of Trowbridge 150 Years Brochure


The brewery in 1985


The brewery in 1990 (Photos David Cox)


The brewery in 2000 (Photos David Cox)


The brewery in 2005 (Photos Jeff Sechiari)


Various images of the brewery


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