Watney, Combe, Reid & Co. Ltd
Watney, Combe, Reid & Co. Ltd, Stag Brewery, Pimlico, London SW1
Founded by William Greene 1641. Came under the control of James Watney 1858.
Registered 1885 as Watney & Co. Ltd. In 1889, they acquired the Mortlake brewery of Phillips, More & Co. Ltd.
They merged with Mann, Crossman & Paulin Ltd in 1958 to form Watney Mann Ltd. The Pimlico Brewery was closed on 23rd April 1959 and brewing was concentrated at Mann's Albion Brewery and Watney's Brewery at Mortlake; the latter was renamed 'Stag Brewery' at this time.
The Hind Statue once in the front of the offices is now located in Lockmeadow shopping mall, Maidstone.
An interesting video has been produced by the Westminster Archives covering life at the Stag Brewery:- []
- The Watney Family
- Watney, Combe, Reid & Co. Ltd: Takeover and Closure Trail up to 1958
- List of Watney, Combe, Reid & Co. Ltd pubs
The Pimlico brewery features in The Noted Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland by Alfred Barnard published 1890.
An assortment of images of the brewery