Watney, Combe, Reid: Takeover Trail

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Watney, Combe, Reid & Co. Ltd: Takeover and Closure Trail

Here is a list of breweries taken over by Watneys, up to its merger in 1958 with Mann, Crossman & Paulin Ltd to form Watney Mann Ltd.

  • Carter, Wood & Co, Artillery Brewery, London SW1 was acquired by Watney & Co Ltd in 1890 and brewing ceased there.
  • The Saffron Walden brewery of William Day & Co was acquired by Watney & Co Ltd in 1895.
  • In 1907, Woodbridge & Co, Yorkshire Stingo Brewery, London W1, with approximately 125 houses were acquired and brewing ceased.
  • J E Dawes & Co of Thames Ditton were acquired in January 1911 and their premises were converted into bottling stores in 1914.
  • John Samuel Bligh, Holmesdale Brewery, Sevenoaks, was acquired in 1911 with 27 tied houses.
  • Isleworth Brewery Ltd, after voluntary liquidation in November 1923 was acquired in 1924 with 228 houses.
  • They acquired Huggins & Co. Ltd, Lion Brewhouse, London W1 in September 1928 and the brewery was closed.
  • Crowley & Co of Alton were acquired in 1947 with 248 public houses and brewing ceased there in August 1970.
  • They acquired Stockwell Brewery Co. Ltd, London SW9 in May 1951 and retained the Hammerton’s off-licences but sold off the pubs to Charringtons.
  • In 1954, the Chichester brewery of Henty & Constable Ltd was acquired with 247 houses of which 120 were resold to Friary, Holroyd & Healy's Breweries Ltd, with part of the brewery.